Temporary Employment Register - ICT

Classification: Register; APS Level 4; APS Level 5; APS Level 6; Executive Level 1  
Location: Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart

Salary: $71,201.00 to $124,931.00  
Contact: Kelly Tomkies - kelly.tomkies@homeaffairs.gov.au 07 3136 7284


Applications close: Sunday 31 December 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEDT. Late applications will not be accepted.


***NOTE: The closing date for this EOI has been extended to 31/12/2023***


Who can apply:

Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.


Department of Home Affairs:
Be part of something bigger: contribute to building a secure Australia that is prosperous, open and united.
Join a connected team of ICT professionals, grow your career while making time for all parts of your life.


About the roles
The ICT Temporary Employment Register is open to candidates to submit an expression of interest for employment with the Department’s ICT Division. The Register enables us to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for non-ongoing or temporary positions.


The ICT Division, is comprised of nine branches, which has touch points with every other area within the Department, running and sustaining over 400 business systems. 


Our work is diverse, fast paced and challenging, offering candidates opportunities to work with a diverse range of technical systems and tools. Whilst working in the Department you will be exposed to cutting edge technology, as well as have development opportunities and access to resources that will help further progress your career.


We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and curious candidates with technical skills and experience to fulfil ICT roles including: 

  • Application Developer / Programmer; 
  • Business / Systems Analyst; 
  • Change Manager / Coordinator; 
  • Cloud Engineer; 
  • Communications Specialist / Technical Writer; 
  • Cyber Security Specialist; 
  • Database Administrator; 
  • DevOps Specialist; 
  • ICT Architect; 
  • ICT Configuration Manager; 
  • ICT Delivery Manager; 
  • ICT Infrastructure Specialist; 
  • IT Service Manager; 
  • Mobile Application Developer; 
  • Project / Program Support / Management; 
  • Scrum Master; 
  • Test Engineer


Non-ongoing (temporary) opportunities may be offered on a full-time, part-time or casual basis depending on business need and requirements. We offer a flexible and supportive work environment, including flexible working arrangements. 
Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for up to 18 months.


Who we are looking for:


We are looking for people who have:

  • Relevant industry experience in Information Communication Technology, Computer Science, and/or related qualifications.
  • Strong communication skills and an attention to detail 
  • Committed to the highest levels of ethical behaviour, integrity and professionalism
  • Committed to developing their skills and knowledge.


Applicant Response

Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible. 


Please upload your current CV and one page pitch outlining what you can offer, your preferred ICT role(s), and how your skills, knowledge and experience are relevant.


How to apply:

Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification. You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs' online recruitment system (ourPeople).

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Your one page pitch - Applicant Response document
  • Details of two referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 124881 in the footer of any documents being uploaded.
  • When completing your application you will be asked to select up to three role types and classification levels that are most aligned to your skills, experience, potential and interests.


Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment

To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (if applicable).

To be eligible to work in some roles, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any COVID-19 booster dose to maintain an 'up-to-date' status). Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation, if a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable period, they may not be offered that role.


Technical Assistance

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to Recruitment including screen captures if necessary. A response will be sent during business hours.


Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.


Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the Department’s website at https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about-us/careers


If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment

If you will not have access to your departmental email during the process of this requisition, please advise the contact officer and provide alternate contact information.