2019-20 DFAT Temporary Employment Register
What we do
The department's purpose is to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth, specifically in the Indo-Pacific region.
The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
DFAT is the lead agency managing Australia's international presence. We manage a network of overseas posts in five continents and have over 6,000 staff located in Canberra, state and territory offices and overseas posts.
Our officers are highly skilled at their work which includes developing and implementing foreign, trade and development policy, negotiating international agreements, delivering an effective aid program, and providing high quality consular assistance. This business is often conducted in one of the many foreign languages in which DFAT staff are proficient.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's temporary employment register is for candidates who would like to register a general expression of interest in working with the department. The department will use the register to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals for short term employment opportunities, when staff are required at short notice.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for flexible, adaptable, professional staff to contribute to the department's work across a broad agenda in support of Australia's international engagement. We are interested in individuals with expertise across all areas of the department's work, both policy and corporate management.
Through our online application form, you will be able to express in interest in roles from APS Level 4 to Executive Level 2. Positions may be full-time or part-time and for varying periods up to 18 months, depending on business needs and requirements.
Applications will remain active until 30 June 2020.
DFAT employees are expected to adhere to the APS Values and Code of Conduct and the DFAT Values Statement.
Candidates must be Australian citizens.
These are security-designated positions, as such you will be required to have a security clearance of Negative Vetting Level 1 or higher prior to commencement.
Who to contact
Enquiries about the temporary employment register should be directed to the DFAT Recruitment Team via [email protected] or phone (02) 6261 9811.
Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term
DFAT Temporary Employment Register
About Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The department's role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia's security; enhancing Australia's prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid program; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively. DFAT is the lead agency managing Australia's international presence. We manage a network of 95 overseas posts in five continents. We have a dedicated and professional workforce and we employ staff in Canberra, state and territory offices and at overseas posts.
We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. Our employees enjoy equity and fairness in the workplace, opportunities for professional development, and support to balance their work and private lives. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability to apply.
Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for engagement. Successful applicants will undergo a comprehensive security assessment. Employment in the department is dependent on gaining a valid security clearance. Loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.