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Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Vacancy N.N. 10756052
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Closing date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Job Title: University Vacation Employment Program 2019/2020
Division: Various
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: ~ $50,449
Location: Canberra City - ACT
Classification: APS Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 28678

Job Description

Duties


The department supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with cultural and linguistic diversity, and LGBTIQ people. The department is committed to achieving gender equality and, in particular, supporting women’s progression into senior leadership.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is at the forefront of the Australian Government's efforts to secure the nation's economic future and improve living standards.

The department is at the forefront of the Australian Government's efforts to secure the nation's economic future and improve living standards. We do this by building stronger communities through major infrastructure planning, investment advice and delivery, transport system reform and strategic development of policies and programs. We are also committed to contributing to the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting regions to realise their potential and manage their own futures. This sees us work in partnership with regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

We manage some of Australia's most significant infrastructure projects which contribute major benefits to the wider community. This includes implementing the Smart Cities Plan, developing Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and establishing a rail freight corridor in regional Australia between Melbourne and Brisbane via central-west NSW and Toowoomba. On behalf of the Australian Government, we also administer the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands, the Jervis Bay Territory and Norfolk Island as well as manage the Government's interests in the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory.

Enabling us to achieve our objectives is a strong corporate team who provide a range of strategic legal, ICT, human resources, risk, communications and governance service to our Executive Team and wider-department.

THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE AVAILABLE

Our University Vacation Employment Program is an internship designed to provide an opportunity for university students to experience a taste of Government with placements across areas including maritime and aviation, program management, policy development, national transport systems, finance, communications, human resources, and regional development.

We encourage applications from all disciplines and you can be sure that your work will be contributing to the future productivity, liveability and sustainability of Australia.

WHAT CAN WE OFFER?

You will gain valuable on the job experience, the opportunity to develop networking skills, contacts and social skills required in a professional environment, and the chance to showcase your skills and knowledge in the workplace.

You will work alongside a leadership team with a vast array of subject matter expertise across a range of fields.

 

Eligibility


WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

To be eligible for the University Vacation Employment Program, you must:

• Be an Australian Citizen at the time an offer is made;
• Be completing an undergraduate degree as a minimum (applications are accepted from students at any point in their study);
• Be available for your placement between November 2019 and February 2020;
• Be available for a minimum of 8 weeks and up to 12 weeks;
• Have maintained at least a credit average; and
• Be able to obtain and/or maintain a Baseline security clearance.

Our positions are located in Canberra, ACT and any successful interstate candidates will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and associated costs for the duration of the program.

 

Notes


HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the 2019-20 University Vacation Employment Program will open on Friday 26 July 2019 and close at 11:59pm (AEST) on Friday 23 August 2019.

Your application should include:

• A CV (of no more than two pages in length),
• The details of two referees (professional referees preferred but not mandatory), and
• A response to the following questions (of no more than one page in length):
1. What interests you to apply for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development University Vacation Employment Program?
2. What is the most valuable contribution you will make during your time on the program?

Your application must be received through the Department's online myRecruitment System.

For further information on the 2019-20 University Vacation Employment Program please contact the Entry Level Team on 02 6274 6161 or email entrylevel@infrastructure.gov.au

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Placements are available between November 2019 and February 2020

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

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

About Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government's infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs. We are at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to secure the nation’s economic future and improve living standards.

We do this by building stronger communities through major infrastructure planning, investment advice and delivery, and strategic development of policies and programs. We also support a thriving aviation industry, connecting even our most remote residents with the rest of the country and the world, and making sure that all transport users benefit from a safe and secure transport system.

The department supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with cultural and linguistic diversity, and LGBTIQ people. The department is committed to achieving gender equality and, in particular, supporting women’s progression into senior leadership.

To Apply

Position Contact: Madeleine Gregory
Agency Recruitment Site: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
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 PS31-Fri - 26 Jul 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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