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Public Servant – State Government Positions

State government public servants are government employees who work in any of the departments of a state or territory government.

The State Public Service offers a broad range of administrative, clerical, technical and professional careers in areas such as public policy, planning, welfare, education, natural resources management, water supply, construction, legal services, law and order, health, and tourism and recreation.

The main fields of employment are administrative and clerical, and professional and paraprofessional. These occupations exist across all departments and agencies, and include positions from entry level to senior management.

For details on the range of tasks that may be performed by administrators and clerks, see the separate job descriptions for Accounts Clerk, Administration Assistant, Human Resources Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Office Administrator, Transport Clerk and Word Processing Operator.

For information on the work performed by professional and paraprofessional employees, see the separate job descriptions for Accountant, Agricultural Scientist, Analyst (Information Technology), Economist, Environmental Scientist, Geologist, Hydrographer, Lawyer, Librarian, Nurse – Registered, Police Officer – State, Programmer (Information Technology), Teacher and Training Officer.

The State Public Service may also employ trade and technical people. For further information, see the separate descriptions for Bricklayer, Carpenter, Civil and Structural Engineering Associate, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrician, Forest Technical Officer, Geographic Information Systems Officer and Geoscience Technician.

Personal Requirements:

  • good oral and written communication skills
  • discreet when dealing with confidential information
  • able to analyse and solve problems
  • good organisational and supervisory skills
  • responsible attitude
  • able to work neatly and accurately
  • able to work as part of a team
  • methodical approach to work
  • able to pass a medical test for some positions (people with disability are given special consideration)
  • be a permanent resident or have an appropriate work visa.

Reinvent Your Career would like to thank the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations were this article first appeared.

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