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Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Graduate Program
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At the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) we plan and manage land and heritage for all Western Australians. Our workforce includes people with qualifications in Aboriginal studies, archaeology, anthropology, architecture, business, environmental science, public policy, property, surveying, statistics, valuations, urban and regional planning, engineering, law and many other professions.
We are currently looking for recent or upcoming university graduates to join DPLH as part of our 2023 Graduate Program. Graduates will be appointed as general Graduate Officers, who are driven, proactive and committed to ongoing learning and development and are passionate about their work.
At DPLH, we are committed to achieving a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Our Graduate Program is your opportunity to be part of that achievement.
About the Program
The Graduate Program is a 12-month structured development program commencing in February 2023. Graduate Officers will be given access to professional guidance, support and opportunities to develop their experience and skillsets. Rotating through core business areas of DPLH and other related public sector agencies, you will be given invaluable opportunities to hone your skills in dealing with ever-changing work, help shape vibrant communities, respect culture and heritage and build your professional networks.
Successful applicants will be provided with a senior executive mentor, a personalised Graduate Development Plan and access to senior leaders and a voice within the Department.
We are seeking graduates with a variety of qualifications and backgrounds. We will be using Sections 51 and 66R of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984 to support Aboriginal people and people with a disability in the recruitment process.
- Section 51 allows us to provide Aboriginal people with access to opportunities that meet their individual employment needs.
- Section 66R allows us to provide people with a disability with opportunities that meet their individual employment needs.
Applicants who require assistance in navigating our recruitment process should contact us on the numbers below.
The Department has a pool of graduate positions at both General Division Level 3 and Specified Calling Level 1. Occupational groups include but are not limited to:
- Level 3 Graduate Officer ($72,896 to $78,717 per annum, plus superannuation). Positions include those related to Aboriginal studies, archaeology, architecture, business, environmental science, public policy, surveying or statistics.
- Specified Calling Level 1 Graduate Officer ($70,165 - $94,345 per annum, plus superannuation). Positions include those related to urban and regional planning, engineering, valuations or law.
The DPLH Graduate Program provides permanent employment (subject to a probationary period). At the completion of the 12-month program, successful graduates will be placed in suitable positions across our Department.
Suitable applicants from this recruitment process who are not chosen for the program will be placed in an employment pool that can be used to fill other vacancies within the Department or the public sector, that may arise over the year.
To be eligible for the Graduate Program you need to:
- Have recently completed a University degree relevant to the above-mentioned disciplines in the 2021 calendar year, or be currently studying and due to complete your degree by December 2022; and
- Be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia. Applicants must be able to provide proof of residency prior to appointment.
Working for the Department
DPLH offers an innovative, diverse workplace with a flexible work environment. It includes healthy work/life balance options and access to professional learning and development opportunities. To foster a flexible and responsive workforce, the mobility and movement of staff to work across divisions is undertaken to meet organisational priorities and broaden professional experience and skills.
We are headquartered at 140 William Street, Perth, on Whadjuk Noongar land and have locations in country across the state.
You are encouraged to refer to our website for more information when considering working with DPLH.
Interested and want to know more?
If you want to learn more about the Graduate Program, please contact our HR Services team on (08) 6551 9419.
How to Apply
To apply to the program:
- Provide your current curriculum vitae that summarises your academic and work experience.
- A two-page covering letter outlining why you are interested in the Graduate Program and how your skills and experience are relevant to the position. You can refer to role in a work, committee or project situation that demonstrates your capabilities.
- Contact details of two referees who can comment on your skills and abilities relevant to the role.
- A copy of your academic transcript and evidence of your degree (completed in the current calendar year) or evidence of partial completion (if currently studying).
Applicants are requested to apply online by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button.
The 2023 Graduate Recruitment Guide provides you essential information about what you need to consider when completing your application.
Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, as late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted, so please give yourself plenty of time before going online.
Application and Interview Support
If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, please contact Scott Barrett, our Manager HR Services via email at email@example.com.
If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64. You can also contact Hector O’Loughlin, our Aboriginal Employment and Diversity Manager via email at hector.o’firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you experience technical issues when submitting your application contact email@example.com.
Please call our HR Services team (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.
Please note that appointment to the recruitment pool is not a guarantee of employment with the department.
Applications close on 26 August 2022 at 4:00pm (AWST).
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