People and jobs

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At our department, our work makes a difference every day.

We drive reforms to biosecurity and export regulations and set government policy on drought, fisheries and natural resource management. We manage our scarce water resources and maintain and secure new market’s for Australia’s agricultural exports.

Take a look at our job profiles to get a flavour of some of our exciting roles waiting for you.

We offer a range of employment opportunities in different fields and locations, both in Australia and overseas. Around 58 % of our Australian-based employees work outside of Canberra. They work in other capital cities and regional offices, major airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs.

We have a diverse, capable, engaged and flexible workforce and our work is critical to implementing key government priorities.

So come and join our team and be part of our story.

How to join us

There are a number of ways you can join our team. Choose from a permanent position, graduate placement, temporary employment opportunity or another of our employment programs.

Find out about the different ways you can join us.

Statutory positions

These statutory positions are external to the department. We are running the recruitment process.

Find out more about each position, including how to apply:

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Last reviewed: 13 December 2019
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