Why work with us?

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The department plays a unique role in supporting a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry, energy and resources sector.

We are a diverse department of more than 1770 people from 74 countries and lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make our department a success.

Current opportunities

General advertised vacancies are advertised on Jobs.wa.gov.au and the department’s Job board, normally for a period of 10 working days, although some specialised technical    vacancies can have much longer advertising periods. 

You can register on Jobs.wa.gov.au to receive an email when vacancies are advertised so you don't miss out on any opportunities to work with us.

To reach a wider audience, we may advertise vacancies in regional newspapers, industry-specific websites, Aboriginal job boards, and university sites, LinkedIn or Seek.

The department also has a Temporary Employment Register for people interested in applying for short term contract employment opportunities with the department. Anyone can apply to the register and you can indicate the type of work you are interested in.

After lodging your resume, you may be contacted to attend an interview if a suitable vacancy becomes available. Your resume will stay on our temporary register for three months, after which time, you will need to reapply.

What we offer you

We offer a supportive, diverse and innovative environment, with great benefits, including:

  • Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour full time working week as a standard, with flexible working hours for most roles.
  • Leave options including public service holidays, purchase leave, deferred leave, long service leave accrued every seven years and three weeks of personal leave accrued per annum.
  • Flexibility to work at home, in the field and in the office for most roles.
  • Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 11% superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
  • The ability to give back to your community and make a difference.
  • A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
  • Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
  • Support to grow your skills with a wide range of formal training options.
  • The opportunity to build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • A supportive work environment including an employee assistance program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.

All employees have further access to:

  • Four weeks annual leave (based on full-time work).
  • Three one-day Public Service Holidays per year for full time employees.
  • 13 weeks long service leave (on completion of seven years).
  • Salary payments, deposited fortnightly into your nominated bank account.
  • Cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
  • Special Public Health Emergency Leave.

Working environment

The department is committed to providing a positive work environment that supports flexible work to enable employees to balance their work and non-work commitments. This includes a variety of leave and flexible work arrangements.

While access to flexible work depends on the role conditions, many of our employees are able to access:

  • purchased leave
  • work at home
  • part-time work
  • job sharing
  • secondary employment
  • family and domestic violence leave.

The department promotes a safety culture where all our workers and employees work together to take care of their own health and safety, and that of their colleagues and visitors to our workplace.

We provide employees with the opportunities, tools, resources and support to improve their health and wellbeing at work.

These include activities in the Thrive at Work – Employee Wellbeing Strategy and the department's award-winning Working on Wellness (WOW) program along with various wellbeing supports both internal (Contact Officers and Mental Health First Aid Officers) and external to the department such as the Employee Assistance Program and the Potentially Traumatic Event Response Support program.

Integrity matters

As public sector employees, we are in a position of trust and will act with integrity and professionalism at all times.

Our way of doing business is fair and unbiased. Working with integrity is embedded in all aspects of our work. 

We have a Code of Conduct, and the Commissioner’s Instruction 7: Code of Ethics that provide a framework for the ethical behaviour expected from all our employees.

Some of our advertised roles could include a high risk of conflict of interest between a work duty and personal or private interests, will include this information in the Job Description Form.

Before being appointed, the department will undertake a National Police Check. A criminal record does not necessarily disqualify you from employment, and the department may undertake a risk assessment before you are employed.

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