DSS Temporary Employment Register - Corporate

  • Non-ongoing (temporary) Up to 18 Months Various Locations
  • Multiple Classifications (Non-ongoing Register) $46,251 - $147,410
  • Recruitment Team 1800 799 140 (option 2)

About the Stream, Group or Branch:

The Department of Social Services (DSS) helps to build a strong and fair society for all Australians by delivering social policies that improve people’s lives. We are committed to creating a diverse and socially inclusive work environment that reflects the broader Australian community.

The Department offers a challenging and meaningful career working at the centre of the Australian Government's social policy agenda. We are a people-based organisation that encourages flexible working conditions and opportunities for promotion and development in a career where you can make a difference to your community.

The Department aims to provide a diverse and inclusive workplace where each person’s unique perspectives and abilities are valued and applied in the development and delivery of meaningful social policy.

We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge these employees bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people for vacancies in the Department. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people, and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.


Position Description:

The Temporary Employment Register is open for candidates to register a general expression of interest for employment with the Department of Social Services (DSS) by submitting a resume and statement of claims.

You should indicate in your statement of claims the areas you have capabilities and experience in, and the areas of work you are interested in.

The register will be utilised to access skilled candidates to fill roles at short notice across the department in the following Corporate work areas:

  • Finance (with/without Qualifications)
  • Information Communications & Technology
  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Communications (with/without Qualifications)
  • Property
  • Security
  • Data Specialist
  • Service Delivery
  • Procurement
  • Project Management

Your registration on the DSS Temporary Employment Register will remain active until 3 January 2021.


Eligibility / Additional Requirements:

This is a register of interest only. 

There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made whilst your application remains on the register.  You will only be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills and experience. RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy.

Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the position.

For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability 

Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term or for a period of up to 18 months, with possible extension up to 3 years.

To be eligible for employment with Department of Social Services (the department), you must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with the Department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This will include an identity and criminal history background check.

Eligibility to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance:
The suitable applicant must also obtain and maintain a security clearance conducted by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).

Applicants also must be able to establish their background as checkable to be considered eligible for a security clearance. Any gaps or periods of time spent overseas for 12 or more months (cumulative) that cannot be verified by an Australian referee is deemed uncheckable, rendering the applicant ineligible for a security clearance. Background history must cover 5 / 10 years (Baseline / Negative Vet 1 or Negative Vet 2) of employment, education, residential, criminal history and anything else specified by the AGSVA.  The suitable applicant must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information to fulfil this process.

Type / Length of Vacancy: Non-ongoing (temporary) Up to 18 Months

Contact Officer Name: Recruitment Team

Contact Officer Phone: 1800 799 140 (option 2)

Contact Officer Email: recruitment@dss.gov.au

Application Closing Date: 31-Jan-2021

How to apply: