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More information on ACT Government special recruitment activities.
All applications must be submitted to Shared Services.
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This guide has been developed to provide you with information about eligibility for employment with ACT Public Service and advice on preparing your application.
Applicants are assessed via the selection process with staff being appointed to positions in the ACTPS based on merit, relevant abilities, qualifications, experience, personal qualities and the potential for development. The principles of merit, equity and diversity and procedural fairness are integral to recruitment processes in the ACTPS.
The ACTPS supports, recognises and values the diversity of cultures within the Australian community. Please indicate in your application if you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated at the time of interview.
Successful applicants will become permanent officers (unless noted otherwise) of the ACTPS on attractive terms and conditions. The ACTPS offers an inclusive and supportive environment with family friendly leave arrangements. Applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.
All applications, including application coversheet, your response to selection criteria, resume and referee report (if required) must be submitted to Shared Services (unless otherwise specified in the vacancy advertisement):
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Fax number: 02 6205 3204
Postal address: Shared Services, Recruitment Services, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601
To ensure the selection panel can view your application, please make sure all documents have been saved in either Microsoft Word format (.doc) Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (.pdf). Other formats may not be readable on ACTPS computers, requiring documents to be converted and resubmitted.
Referee reports are generally not required at the time of lodging your application, but may be requested by the selection committee at any time during the assessment process.
A selection committee may seek written referee reports or may request contact details of referees in order to undertake a verbal referee report.
If you are required to provide written reports, the ACT Public Service Referee Report Form provides a Recruitment Rating Scale to assist referees.
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