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State Government Jobs in Western Australia


The WA Public Sector in particular promotes itself to the public as offering excellent flexible working conditions and innovative employment benefits.

The West Australian Government advertises its positions on www.jobs.wa.gov.au and in selected newspapers. 

The Getting a Job (www.gettingajob.dpc.wa.gov.au) website discusses career options within the State Public Sector, and graduate opportunities are located at http://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/GraduateProgram/Pages/default.aspx.  The Entry Level Employment Program allows job seekers to register for employment once they have completed the Public Sector Recruitment Test.  There are also opportunities to commencement employment through a business traineeship or a school based traineeship.  More information is available from the Getting a Job website. 

The "FlexiWork Register" enables people to lodge their interest in part-time and job-share work arrangements in the WA public sector.  More information is available at https://dpcregistry.bigredsky.com

The WA State Government recommends researching the agency and position, and provides a list of all government websites is at www.wa.gov.au/agencies.html.

An application for a vacancy in the WA public sector usually contains four documents:

•    Covering Letter

•    Application for Employment Form

•    Resume or Curriculum Vitae

•    Statement of Claims Against the Selection Criteria (or Work Related Requirements)

Commonwealth Government Jobs in Western Australia

All ongoing (permanent) Commonwealth Government employment opportunities are notified in the Public Service Gazette which is available for viewing online at www.apsjobs.gov.au.  Vacancies are open to all Australians subject to certain eligibility requirements.  Certain positions are also advertised in the press, however this is usually determined by each individual hiring manager, so there are no definitive guidelines as to which positions will appear in the paper or on other internet career sites.

Non-ongoing (temporary) positions are also often advertised in the Gazette, however unlike ongoing positions, there is no requirement for these positions to be advertised here.   Non-ongoing positions can also be advertised on individual agency websites, and agencies often outsource this recruitment to job network members or maintain their own register of interested candidates.  If you are interested in non-ongoing employment, it is best to contact the individual agency you are interested in working for to determine how they go about their non-ongoing recruitment. 


Council Jobs in Western Australia


For a list of all councils, see:

www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/lgcontacts/localGovtList.asp