The ACT Government is looking for new ACT Parks and Conservation Rangers.
“The ACT Government’s annual Ranger recruitment is a great opportunity for people who enjoy working outdoors to play a vital role in the conservation and land management of ACT’s parks and reserves,” Mr McNamara said.
“We are looking for entry level Ranger Grade One and [...]
I’ve been looking for work for about two months now after the company I was working for lost a contract and announced it would have to make some of us redundant. So have my co-workers.
I’ve been advised of several job opportunities through two major recruiting companies I registered with.
Strangely, one of my co-workers [...]
One of the most difficult things for an outsider to grasp about the APS is the complex system that determines staff recruitment and advancement through the ordinary ranks of the public service. Anyone who has spent any time in the APS will soon become familiar with the two mechanisms used to manage that system – [...]
The Auditor-General is hiring, which is nice.
But boy, that’s one hell of a salary band. Which do you think the candidates will be shooting for?
Being a new year, with new hopes, I wanted to canvass the correct answer to a very standard APS interview question. I’ve been in the APS long enough to know I should see this coming and slam dunk it several times over – but seemingly I’ve been unable to.
The question is: “The minister’s office (or [...]
The ABC has a piece on the release of the State of the Service report indicating some major succession issues for the Australian Public Service.
More than 43 per cent of permanent will become eligible for retirement in the next 10 years.
APS commissioner Stephen Sedgwick says the service is facing a recruitment time bomb.
“That puts [...]
If the life of a calendar model appeals you’ll be thrilled to know Simon Corbell has announced he’s looking for 36 new fire fighters.
More information is on the ESA website and applications close on 14 November 2010 at 11pm.
I’ve been considering joining the police force for a little while now but really wanted to get some opinions from current or ex ACT police officers.
I’m currently working in the I.T. industry and have been doing so for over ten years now.
The job’s not too bad as far as jobs go but it’s [...]
I have been contemplating becoming a paramedic for some time now.
I would be keen to hear from current, student, former, or other aspiring paramedics out there, about being a paramedic in the ACT, or elsewhere.
I am particularly interested in people’s views about the pathways into the paramedic profession. Is it better, for example, to complete [...]
The Canberra Times brings the intriguing news that ACT Policing is abandoning the AFP’s national recruitment process, due to dissatisfaction with the results to date:
ACT Policing will for the first time source its own recruits in a bid to overcome a high staff turnover and attract Canberra-raised cops.
Chief Police Officer Roman Quaedvlieg said yesterday he [...]
Hi all, I have an urgent need to move jobs and I wont go into why that is. I’m looking into entering the public service and have an interview next week. However I’m concered that if successful it could possibly take months to find out and for the position to commence. Is that accurate? Due [...]
I am currently working in a temporary, non ongoing APS job which finishes at the end of this month. I am trying to find an ongoing APS job to work in. However I have always had problems with answering the selection criteria. Although I consider my writing skills (I am a Technical writer / IT [...]
I’m looking to move on in life, or at least the career bit of it, and I was wondering if anyone had any good (or notably bad) experiences with any of the professional job-finding or consulting agencies in town?
I’m an indoorsy paper-pusher with pretentions to communications or light research, and I work for the government.