overview

The public service at the federal and state level offers a wide range of full-time and part-time work, from police to policy officers and project managers, welfare support workers to scientists and lawyers. 

Whatever your role, working in the public service is a chance to serve your community and make a difference by helping to ensure Australia is prosperous, safe and environmentally sustainable. The COVID-19 pandemic boosted the visibility of the public service and highlighted its innovation and creativity in solving problems. 

During the pandemic, deployment and user adoption of digital technologies advanced many years in a matter of weeks. As a result, tech roles from data scientist to software engineer are in high and increasing demand in the public service (see our dedicated tech in-demand section to find out more). Federal and State Governments continued investment in infrastructure and drive to improve the customer experience of Government services has also driven a demand for project management and change management roles. 

 

key facts

in-demand skills & qualifications for policy officer

in-demand skills & qualifications for change manager

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in-demand skills & qualifications for project manager

in-demand skills & qualifications for procurement officer

in-demand skills & qualifications for talent acquisition officer