We are the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. We lead Australia’s response to climate change and sustainable energy use, and help protect our environment, heritage and water.

Our corporate team is growing. You have the opportunity to join an organisation at the forefront of developing an innovative and client focussed approach to work.

Our work is central to Australia’s future. Join us to be part of our story.

Available opportunities

We’re looking for professionals who want to help us build an exciting new department.

At any stage of the recruitment process, you can contact HorizonOne People Solutions for more information or help.

Email climatechange@horizonone.com.au or phone 02 5104 4577.

We will use this process to set up a merit pool of suitable candidates. We may use this pool to fill future vacancies.

Information sessions

Find out more about joining our department.

You’ll hear from our Secretary, David Fredericks, department executives and team members. Get a deeper understanding of our corporate roles and priorities. You’ll be able to ask questions about the opportunities and the work we do.

The HorizonOne team will also be there to discuss the recruitment process and answer any questions you have about applying.

Book Monday 26th September     Book Thursday 29th September

Embracing diversity

We have an inclusive culture which actively encourages you to seek out views and perspective that challenge your own.

Our teams come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for curious and collaborate professionals to join us.

We believe that an inclusive and diverse workplace is pivotal to making our department the best place for people to work. We are committed to creating an environment where you have a sense of belonging and where you can bring your authentic whole self to work every day.

We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, nationalities, and backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, mature age, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people of the LGBTIQA+ community and people with disability.

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Finance opportunities

The Finance Division are a trusted and professional business partners, delivering financial insight to inform decision-making across DCCEEW.

With rapid growth in our team, we are seeking innovative and forward thinking finance professionals who can modernise and transform the way we work.

Rob Hanlon

Rob Hanlon
Chief Financial Officer

 

APS 5 and APS 6 Finance Officers

Roles include:

  • APS 5 and APS 6 Internal and External Budget Officers
  • APS 6 Financial Accountants
  • APS 6 Financial Governance Officers
  • APS 6 Procurement Officers
  • APS 6 Grants Officers

Apply

APS 5 and APS 6 Finance Officers

APS 5 and APS 6 Finance Officers (Affirmative Measures – Indigenous)

EL1 Assistant Directors – Finance

Roles include:

  • EL1 Internal and External Budgets
  • EL1 Procurement
  • EL1 Financial Governance
  • EL1 Grants

Apply

Executive Level 1 – Assistant Directors Finance

Executive Level 1 – Assistant Directors Finance (Affirmative Measures Indigenous)

EL2 Directors

Apply

EL2 Chief Finance Officer, Director of National Parks

EL2 Chief Finance Officer, Director of National Parks (Affirmative Measures Indigenous)

Best place to work

We are committed to building a culture which creates the best possible place to work. A place that is inclusive, values diversity, is free of judgement and allows people to be their best selves.

How we work at DCCEEW

What do you value about how we work at DCCEEW?

Nick - "I value how we work with ambition. We're focused each day on good outcomes that protect, restore and manage our environment and that's a great reason to come to work."

Sybille - "I value that we can bring ourselves to a supportive and inclusive workplace where we can really think creatively and get better outcomes."

Scott - "I really value that we put a lot of emphasis on safety and wellbeing."

Mohamed - "I value working at DCCEEW because it aligns a lot with my personal values of climate change, energy and environment and water, and these are some activities that I have spent a lot of time in my personal life working on so it's really great to see my passion being able to be brought into the workplace and helping with the purpose of the department."

Cymbaline - "I value the huge diversity of the department. Where else do you get to solve problems for both Antarctica and Kakadu? Super exciting!"

Daryl - "I value the work the department undertakes because it's forever work. Work that impacts not only existing but future generations."

Nicole - "I value the way that we work with partners to manage our marine parks including First Nations People and researchers."

Troy  - "As one of the newest departments of state, I really value looking at new ways of working and whatever they may be and that's really exciting."

What does flexible working mean to you?

Nick - "Flexible working means balance. I think we can come to work and give it our all and still have enough left in the tank to live life outside of work."

Mohamed - "Flexible working is all about trust for me. It means you can trust your employees to work anywhere anytime and still complete the tasks you need them to do. It also gives the department an edge on employee value proposition so we can attract the best people to come and work for us because we have the best conditions."

Scott - " To me flexible working means finding a really healthy balance between working from home and in the office."

Sybille - "Flexible working means to me to provide a framework in a modern workplace allowing people to cross collaborate, and have concentrated sprints, and to allow for high performing teams."

Nicole - " Flexible worknig means I can plan and balance my day working with stakeholders across 3 time zones."

Daryl - "Flexible working means I get to do very important work and do it up here in paradise."

Human resources opportunities

We pride ourselves in our client focussed approach to work. Typically, some supporting functions can feel like they are sitting behind the scenes, not actively contributing to the success of the organisations purpose. This is not the case here.

Our people have a clear and positive impact, feel valued and can see a direct line from the work they do to how the department is delivering on the government’s significant priorities.

Lionel Riley

Lionel Riley
Chief Operating Officer

 

APS 5 and APS 6 Corporate Officers - HR

Roles include:

  • APS 5 Workplace Relations Officers
  • APS 5 and APS 6 Work Health & Safety Officers
  • APS 6 Human Resource Generalists
  • APS 6 Fraud & Conduct Investigations Officers

Apply

APS 5 Corporate Officers - Various

APS 5 Corporate Officers - Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers - Various

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers - Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

EL1 Assistant Directors

Multiple EL1 Assistant Director opportunities available across various HR teams.

Apply

Executive Level 1 - Assistant Directors

Executive Level 1 - Assistant Directors (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

Communication and media opportunities

The Communications & Media Branch is doing essential work crafting and communicating the department’s responsibilities, vision, mission and purpose.

It is a key priority to deliver a strong narrative and compelling story to articulate these messages and help to create a diverse culture of professionals who work with innovation, understanding, and respect.

Troy Czabania

Troy Czabania
Branch Head – Communications and Media

 

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers

Roles include:

  • APS 6 Senior Media Advisor
  • APS 6 Senior Corporate Communications Officer

Apply

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers-Various

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers-Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

EL1 Assistant Directors

Roles include:

  • EL1 Assistant Director - Media
  • EL1 Assistant Director - Corporate Communications

Apply

Executive Level 1- Assistant Director- Various

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IMPACT

Be part of our mission to protect Australia’s natural environment and heritage sites, help Australia respond to climate change and carefully manage our water and energy resources.

Property and protective security opportunities

The Property and Security Branch has responsibility for the department’s property portfolio, property enabling functions, protective and personnel security, emergency management, as well as a range of corporate site services and commercial contracts nationally.

Jill Mann

Jill Mand
Branch Head – Property & Protective Security

 

APS 3 and APS 4 Support Officers

Roles include:

  • APS 3 and APS 4 Property and Security Support Officers

Apply

APS 3 and APS 4 Support Officers

APS 3 and APS 4 Support Officers (Affirmative Measure-Indigenous)

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers

Roles include:

  • APS 6 Senior Property Officers
  • APS 6 Senior Security Officers

Apply

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers-Various

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers-Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

EL2 Director

Apply

EL2 Business Continuity & Emergency Management

Ministerial liaison and governance opportunities

It’s a very rare opportunity to set up an entirely new entity and governance structure. We are working very closely with the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries. Our team are presenting directly to leaders and receiving very direct feedback with allows us to have a lot of visibility across the wide-reaching responsibilities and make a real impact on the way we move forward.

We have team members from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We embrace our diversity and are harnessing different views and perspectives to create a unique fit for purpose framework for the department.

Dana Sutton

Dana Sutton
Branch Head - Ministerial Liaison and Governance 

 

APS 5 Corporate Officers

Roles include:

  • APS 5 Reporting, Planning and Corporate Planning Officer

Apply

APS 5 Corporate Officers-Various

APS 5 Corporate Officers-Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers

Roles could be included in the following areas:

  • Audit
  • Fraud Strategy and Reporting
  • Planning and Corporate Planning

Apply

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers-Various

APS 6 Senior Corporate Officers-Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

EL1 Assistant Directors

Roles could be included in the following areas:

  • Audit
  • Fraud Strategy and Reporting
  • Planning and Corporate Planning

Apply

Executive Level 1- Assistant Director-Various

Executive Level 1-Assistant Director-Various (Affirmative Measures-Indigenous)

Contact us

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