Department of Parliamentary Services

How to Apply

Thank you for considering a position with the Department of Parliamentary Services.  You should begin by downloading the relevant information pack for the position you wish to apply for. This is available in the table below.  The pack includes further detail on how to apply, the duty statement and the selection documentation.  If you require specific information or clarification about the job, please speak with the contact officer.

Your application must include:

Your updated CV and your statement of claims against each of the selection criteria will assist the selection advisory committee to assess your suitability for the position. It is important that you provide sufficient evidence in your application to support your claims against the criteria.

The STAR model can help you to form your answer when addressing the selection criteria. Identify one or two examples from your experience or skills that are relevant to each of the specific and general criteria and provide the information by using the STAR principle:

  • Situation: provide a brief outline of the situation
  • Task: give an overview of what you did
  • Action: outline how you did it
  • Result: what was the outcome

Further detail and some examples of how to use the STAR model are available in the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet

Once you have finalised your CV, statement of claims against the selection criteria and the application coversheet, please e-mail your documents (by the closing date) to or where you are unable to email the documents please mail them to:

The Recruitment Adviser
DPS, Parliament House
PO Box 6000

If you experience any difficulties in submitting your application please e-mail the Recruitment team on or call 6277 4919.

Current Vacancies

Vacancy Closing Date Contact Name Contact Phone Current Status
Parliamentary Executive Level 1, Technical Specialist, Senior Messaging Administrator, ICT Infrastructure Operations Section, ICT Infrastructure Services Branch – JO667 22 Apr 2014 Scott Robertson (02) 6277 8358 Open
Parliamentary Service Level 6, Technical Specialist, Email Support Officer, ICT Infrastructure Operations Section, ICT Infrastructure Services Branch – JO668 22 Apr 2014 Scott Robertson (02) 6277 8358 Open
Parliamentary Service Level 5, Payroll Officer, HR Services, Corporate Services Branch – JO671 27 Apr 2014 Grant Vafiopulous (02) 6277 2735 Open
Non-ongoing Parliamentary Service Level 2, Sessional and Casual Visitor Services Officers, Visitor Services Section, Parliamentary Experience Branch – JO678 27 Apr 2014 Tristan Hoffmeister
or Steven Konig
(02) 6277 8109
or (02) 6277 5217
Parliamentary Service Level 5, Divisional Support Officer, Building Management Division – JO669 1 May 2014 Peter Grant (02) 6277 5189 Open
Parliamentary Service Level 6, ICT Procurement and Contract Coordinator, ICT Corporate Control Team, ICT Infrastructure Services Branch – JO674 4 May 2014 Kerrin Andrews (02) 6277 8115 Open
Parliamentary Service Level 4—IT Support Desk Analyst, IT Services, ICT Infrastructure Branch – JO670 4 May 2014 Nathan Sutton (02) 6277 8052 Accepting applications
Parliamentary Service Level 5/6, Hansard Editor, Hansard Section, Content Management Branch – JO656 16 Dec 2014 Christine White (02) 6277 2858 Open
Parliamentary Service Level 3, Hansard Transcriber, Hansard Section, Content Management Branch – JO656 13 Dec 2014 Christine White (02) 6277 2858 Open

The Selection Process

DPS fills all vacancies based on the “merit principle” as defined under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

If you are selected for interview, you will be asked to provide more information at interview about how your experience and skills qualify you for the position.

If you are not selected for interview, we will write to you to advise of this.

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