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Want to work with us? Find out more about working with Australia's lead agency for the Great Barrier Reef and the exciting career opportunities currently on offer.

Work with us

We are Australia’s lead management agency for the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most iconic natural areas.

Are you considering applying for one of our current opportunities at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority?

When you choose to work for us, you join a team of passionate people and make a commitment to ensure the Great Barrier Reef is ecological, social and economic value is available for generations to come.

  • We offer -
  • Supportive and flexible working environment
  • An inclusive and diverse environment where different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are valued
  • Flexible working hours to support work and life balance
  • Opportunities for part time employment and home-based work where these fit with operational requirements
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Program for help with personal and work-related problems
  • Authority Consultative Group to enable you to have your say in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • 26 days of annual leave
  • 18 days per year personal leave for personal illness, carer, and other personal responsibilities (such as caring for children when sick)
  • The opportunity to purchase up to two weeks additional leave each year
  • Paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • 14 weeks paid maternity, adoption and foster carers leave
  • 10 days of parental leave for birth event involving the employee’s partner
  • 3 days of Cultural, Ceremonial and NAIDOC leave
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Annual salary advancement in the pay scale for your classification based on effective work performance
  • 15.4% superannuation in addition to salary
  • Further information on our conditions of employment can be found in the Enterprise Agreement
  • A high performance and continuous improvement culture
  • Regular performance discussion agreements with supervisor and regular reviews
  • A results driven environment, working with friendly and respectful people
  • Access to learning and career development programs within Marine Park Authority, including study assistance
  • Recognition for results and achievements through annual Australia Day awards

Tools and Tips

The information below will help you in preparing your application and should be read in conjunction with the 'position description', that includes details of the duties and the selection criteria being used to assess applicants claims, and the applicant details form.

    Completing and lodging your application

    • Your application must contain the following:
    • completed applicant details form
    • A statement of claims against the selection criteria as this is an essential part of your application or as described in the Position Description. It should provide examples of your relevant skills, capabilities, experience and qualifications to demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria. Applications that fail to address the selection criteria will generally not be considered by the selection advisory committee
    • A current résumé
    • Please ensure you read the Position description carefully, as it will give specific details on who is eligible to apply, what your application must include and how to apply.

    What you should do:

    • Check you are eligible for engagement. Refer to Eligibility for further information.
    • If you have received a redundancy payment in the last 12 months from the Australian Public Service (APS) agency or a non-APS Commonwealth employer, make sure you are outside your redundancy payment period.
    • Carefully read the position description and other documentation provided.
    • Ring the contact officer if you have any enquiries including the particulars of the position, the proposed selection process, the work environment and any other questions you may have relating to the position.
    • If you are new to the Australian Public Service check the Recruitment and Movement page on the APSC website.
    • Read the Cracking the code page on the APSC website – this page contains tips and hints on applying for jobs in the APS.

    Things to remember:

    • Don't forget to include all relevant documentation for the position including:
    • Proof of any mandatory qualifications required for the position
    • Proof of a security clearance if required for the position.
    Created Tue, 2022-05-31 09:41
    Updated 28 Sep 2022
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