My career in the department

The department offers a range of different career paths. Due to the nature of our work and portfolio you will always find interesting work.
If you are interested in science you might find your future in:

  • The Australian Astronomical Observatory
  • The National Measurement Institute
  • Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre
  • The Office of the Chief Scientist
  • Science and Commercialisation policy areas

If you are interested in Policy and Programme roles you could work on:

  • Electricity markets and Energy productivity, security and efficiency matters, community energy programmes or international energy
  • Coal and Minerals productivity, offshore resources, uranium and petroleum matters
  • Manufacturing, advanced technologies, industry growth
  • Innovation programmes, business management, R&D tax
  • Anti-Dumping policy and operations
  • Digital Transformation
  • The Australian Building Codes Board

Looking for Service Delivery roles? You could work on helping businesses via:

  • Business management services
  • Business evaluation services
  • Business growth services
  • Supply chain facilitation
  • Customer Service support for services such as of, the Australian Business License and Information Service (ABLIS), the Australian Business Account (ABA), SmartForms, and the Australian Business Number (ABN) and Superfund Lookup (SFL) services. 

For economists apply your expertise in:

  • Resources and Energy or Industry economics and analytics.
  • Contribute to the production of publications on industry policy, innovation, sectoral analysis, energy and resources, programme evaluation and macroeconomic issues affecting business.

Visit the Office of the Chief Economist site for more information on the work of the Office.

Looking for Corporate roles? We offer careers in:

  • Finance and treasury functions
  • ICT, including operations, development, single business services ICT programme
  • Legal
  • Property and facilities
  • Agency security
  • People and Planning
  • Communications and design (internal and external facing)
  • Events management

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