Careers at the Department of Finance

We offer a wide range of job opportunities at the Department of Finance to utilise and develop your skills and expertise.

Current job opportunities

View and search for open job opportunities at the Department of Finance directly from the WA Jobs website.

Why work with the Department of Finance

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We are committed to providing you with opportunities to develop your skills and abilities in your area of expertise.

What we do

Read our Annual Report to find out more about what we do at the Department of Finance.

Working in the public sector

  • As a WA State Government agency, you will be employed under the Public Sector Management Act (1994).
  • The Getting a Job website provides information for anyone considering working in the public sector.

Professional and personal development

  • We actively encourage our employees to develop their skills and knowledge both professionally and personally, enabling them to support and promote the Department's Strategic Directions.
  • To assist with this, the Department has an innovative Capability Framework supporting managers and staff to work together, maximising capability development and organisational performance.
  • We also offer a range of professional development opportunities, both internal and external, and facilitate an approach that blends experiential, collaborative and formal elements of learning.
  • We have a performance management system that enables employees to set up performance plans that enable them to get feedback and identify their training needs.
  • We encourage employees to consider their career goals and development needs. Our employees receive guidance about their capabilities for future roles and about opportunities for career development.

Work life balance

  • We understand that work is only one part of your life. We encourage employees to live a balanced lifestyle, combining work and family responsibilities.
  • We are committed to providing a rewarding and caring work environment, and we promote a range of policies and initiatives that support the holistic development of our people.
  • As a Department of Finance employee, you will have access to a range of benefits that support a work-life balance. These include purchased leave, paid maternity and paternity leave, a wellness program, salary packaging, flexible work hours and an employee assistance program.

Recruitment programs

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We have annual recruitment programs in addition to recruiting for individual positions that become vacant.

Aboriginal Traineeship Program

The Department of Finance employees Trainees from the Public Sector Commission Aboriginal Traineeship Program register.

To find out more information and register for the program, please visit the Aboriginal Traineeship Program on the Public Sector Commission's website or contact the Aboriginal Employment Branch at the Public Sector Commission:

Cadetships

The Department of Finance employs Cadets in partnership with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Cadets must be eligible for registration with the Indigenous Cadetship Scheme to qualify.

To find out more information and register for this program, please visit the Indigenous Cadetship Support website.

Entry Level Employment Program

(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, General and People with Disabilities)

The Department of Finance employs people at an 'entry level' from the Public Sector Commission (PSC) Entry Level Employment Program register.

To find out more information and register for this program, please visit the Entry Level Employment Program on the Public Sector Commission's website or contact the Entry Level Employment Officer at the Public Sector Commission:

Internships

The Department of Finance participates in the Internship Program coordinated by the Public Sector Commission.

For information about this program, please visit the Internship Program on the Public Sector Commission website or contact the Employment and Skills Development Officer at the Public Sector Commission:

School-based Traineeship Program

The Department of Finance employs School-based Trainees from the Public Sector Commission (PSC) School-based Traineeship Program register.

To find out more information and register for this program, please visit the School-based Traineeship Program at the Public Sector Commission's website or contact the School-based Traineeship Coordinator at the Public Sector Commission:

Pool recruitment

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We use recruitment pools to develop groups of people suited for future positions.

Sometimes when we advertise a job we will mention that applicants who don't get the position on offer may be considered to be suitable for other positions, and placed into a pool. When applicants are part of a pool, we can offer them permanent or temporary vacancies that come up if they are similar to the position originally advertised.

A pool will generally continue for a six month period. If you are in a pool you may be offered a position within the relevant time period, however your appointment to a position is not guaranteed.

Everyone who applies for a position is advised in writing of the outcome of their application, when the recruitment process finishes. You will be advised that you have been:

  • recommended for a position
  • recommended for appointment to a pool, or
  • unsuccessful in your application.
Page reviewed 30 August 2019