Department of the Senate

Careers

The Department of the Senate provides the Senate, its committees, the President of the Senate and senators with a broad range of advisory and support services related to the exercise of the legislative power of the Commonwealth. The work of the Department of the Senate is determined almost entirely by the Senate and its committees.

The Department of the Senate is committed to the principles of workplace equity and diversity and selection for vacancies is made on merit.

Selection for employment opportunities would normally be based on applications, referee reports, skills tests and interviews.

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Employment Opportunities

The Department of the Senate uses an online recruitment system to manage employment opportunities and vacancies. Interested applicants should visit the Department of the Senate Recruitment Portal to submit an application at:

http://recruitmentsenate.nga.net.au/cp


Current Recruitment Processes

Classification Position Title Ongoing/Non-ongoing Closing Date and Time Current Status
APS 2 Delivery and Printing Assistant
Ongoing Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT)
Finalising report
APS 3 Records Officer Non-ongoing Thursday, 18 February 2016 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Accepting applications
APS 3 Administrative Officer Ongoing/Non-ongoing Friday, 29 January 2016 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Interviews being held
APS 4 Research Officer Ongoing/Non-ongoing Friday, 29 January 2016 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Interviews being held
APS 4 Executive Assistant to Clerk Assistant (Procedure) Ongoing Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Shortlisting
APS 4 Legislative Research Officer Ongoing Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Shortlisting
APS 4 Research Officer Ongoing Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Shortlisting
Various Temporary register – Research Officer, Senior Research Officer, Principal Research Officer
Non-ongoing Monday, 29 February 2016 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Accepting applications
Various Temporary register – Administrative Officer, General Support Officer
Non-ongoing Tuesday, 3 May 2016 at 5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Accepting applications

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Parliamentary Secondment Program

The Parliamentary Secondment Program provides selected staff from other parliaments with the opportunity to be seconded to the department for between four and 12 weeks to gain and share knowledge and skills in specific areas of parliamentary practices and procedures.

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Parliament of Australia Graduate Program

The Department of the Senate offers three month placements to graduates who have been accepted into existing Australian Government department and agency graduate programs.

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Further Information

Contact the Human Resource Management section, Department of the Senate, telephone (02) 6277 3475 or email us. Additional information about the Department of the Senate, including the Enterprise Agreement (containing rates of pay and conditions of service), is available in our departmental pages.

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