Temporary Employment Register - NEMA (ACT/QLD)

Who can apply:

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


National Emergency Management Agency:
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About the National Emergency Management Agency:

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was established on 1 September 2022 as a single, accountable Commonwealth authority that delivers a whole-of-nation approach to reducing disaster risk, planning, preparing for, responding to and recovering from all hazards across the emergency management continuum.


Temporary Employment Register:

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


We look for people who are:

  • Effective leaders
  • Committed to community engagement and protection.
  • Committed to client service and responsive to requests
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed research, analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to apply frameworks and principles through critical thinking
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and manage relationships and workloads.


You can find out more about working at the NEMA on our website: Home | National Emergency Management Agency (nema.gov.au)


If you have skills in any of the following areas we would like to hear from you:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administration
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Policy
  • Program & Project Management
  • Media / Communications / Governance
  • Data and Analysis.


Please refer to the Work level standards: APS Level and Executive Level classifications | Australian Public Service Commission (apsc.gov.au) to better understand which classification from APS1 to Executive Level 2 best suits your skills and experience.


If you wish to apply for leadership roles as Senior Executive Service (SES) at Band 1 and 2, please refer to the Work level standards: Senior Executive Service | Australian Public Service Commission (apsc.gov.au) to better understand the role and responsibilities.


We encourage applications from First Nations people, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age people and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports staff to reach their full potential.


About the Temporary Employment Register

  • Roles are intended to be offered on a temporary basis only (non-ongoing specified term).
  • Where a non-ongoing position is offered, the role will be filled as a specified term vacancy for 12 months with a possibility of extension.
  • This register does not support ongoing engagement or promotion under the Public Service Act 1999.
  • You will only be contacted regarding your application if an opportunity arises that matches your skills and experience.
  • Your application is not a guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.
  • Applications remain active until 14 February 2025. Applications are not carried over after this time, you will be required to submit a new application for the following year.

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 the online recruitment system (ourPeople).

As part of your application, you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Details of two referees
  • A copy of your qualification if required
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 131325 in the footer of any documents being uploaded.


Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment

To be eligible to work with the NEMA you must:

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


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

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 agency email during the process of this requisition, please advise the contact officer and provide alternate contact information.