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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10744986
Australian Bureau of Statistics Closing date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Job Title: Census Temporary Employment Register
Division: Census and Statistical Services Division
Branch: Various
Section: Various
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Salary: $49,014 - $113,055
Location: Adelaide - SA; Brisbane - QLD; Belconnen - ACT; Dandenong - VIC; Darwin - NT
Classification: APS Level 2, APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Census/STAR

Job Description


The Australian Bureau of Statistics is seeking talented and enthusiastic people with various skills and experience to assist with planning, developing, testing, implementing and delivering Australia’s 18th Census of Population and Housing.

We are seeking candidates who are interested in temporary (non-ongoing) work in one of our offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Dandenong, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney. These positions are office based and may be filled at level APS 2-6 ($49,014 - $89,898) or Executive Level 1 ($97,800 - $113,055), plus superannuation and allowances. Recruitment of the 2021 Census Temporary Field Workforce will be undertaken via a separate recruitment process.

The 2021 Census will provide the base for official counts of Australians and the dwellings in which they live. It will also provide a snapshot of the economic, social and cultural make-up of our nation, and help tell the story of how Australia has changed. The Census also provides the only opportunity to produce more comprehensive statistics on local communities and small population groups. Community groups, local councils, business, governments and researchers will use Census information to determine how billions of dollars are spent, and what services are delivered to support local and diverse communities. Positions are available across various levels and business streams within the 2021 Census Program.

We're looking for applicants to tell us about what skills, experience or qualifications they can bring to the 2021 Census. When a vacancy arises we will review applications to see if someone has the skills and experience we need.

Employment contracts may vary from a few weeks up to 18 months initially with the possibility of extension depending on the business requirement of the ABS. Often these positions are required to be filled at short notice. The positions may be full-time, part-time or casual. Casual positions are of an intermittent nature with hours and working days varying as required.

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Note: Please be aware that you will only be contacted if a position arises that matches your talents as described by you in your application form and resume.


It is a general expectation that employees of the Australian Public Service (APS) are Australian citizens.


If you are identified as the preferred applicant for a job, you will be required to undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which may include a police records check and health clearance.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

An initial contract of up to 18 months with the possibility of further extension

About Australian Bureau of Statistics 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

The ABS also has an important leadership role, coordinating statistical activities and collaborating with official bodies in the collection, compilation, analysis and distribution of statistics, such as the Department of Health, Department of Industry, as well as national statistical offices in Timor Leste, Fiji and Indonesia. This assists in maximising the value of government investment on these activities, and ensures outputs are fit-for-purpose.

The ABS operates in a dynamic and progressive environment and houses permanent offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Geelong. We also have a number of field staff working across all parts of Australia. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

To find out more visit 'Careers' on our website at .

To Apply

Position Contact: National Recruitment Unit, 1800249583
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS08-Thu - 21 Feb 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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