Federal Government

Federal Government Application Writers

A career within the Australian Public Service (APS) offer a range of varied level roles ranging from Customer Service Advisor or Administration to Executive Assistant or Senior Executive roles within Departments and Agencies including Education and Training, Health, Defence and Human Services and Agencies including Australian Taxation Office, CSIRO, Civil Aviation Authority and Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Once you have commenced your career within a Federal Department, Agency or Organisation you will have the flexibility of moving from different Departments or Agencies which could be for leadership opportunities or to simply improve your skills and capabilities. You literally will have thousands of opportunities and options with a casual, part-time or full-time career with the Australian Public Service (APS). If you are are looking at gaining entry into the Federal Government or a current employee looking for a promotion or a change of roles one of Public Service Resumes Federal Government application writers will be able to assist you.

Gaining entry to the Federal Government is not as hard as you think with Entry-level management, technical, administrative, support and customer service roles. Programs for Indigenous Career Pathways, Apprenticeships, early school leavers and graduate programs are available within most of the larger Departments and Agencies. For high demand roles where a Department or Agency have identified a certain skills shortage you will have the opportunity of submitting an application for a employment register this can lead to casual, part-time of full-time employment opportunities depending on your skills for the roles you will be applying.

Federal Government vacancies are available within a large number of different Departments and Agencies. By understanding each departments and agencies structure will help you give you a better understanding of the various jobs that are available. A selection of Departments and Agencies with the most employment opportunities is provided below.

Department of Human Services
Australian Taxation Office
Department of Defence
Department of Home Affairs
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Department of Education and Training
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIISRTE)
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Department of Health

APS or Federal Government applications will require a Resume, response to the Selection Criteria and depending on the Government department or Agency, a Cover letter. Your Cover letter if required is the introduction to the selection panel so it is crucial to make a good first impression, the Cover letter should clearly provide the role details and a brief explanation as to why you best suit the advertisement. Your Resume should include information such as a Profile, Education, Training and Licences, Key Skills, Career History including responsibilities and achievements and any other information you feel if relevant to the application. Your Selection Criteria is the most important part of your application and is giving you the opportunity to clearly outline your knowledge, skills and experience in relation the questions. Through the STAR method unless otherwise specified you must show the selection panel how you will be able to perform the duties and tasks required for the role. The response to your selection criteria will either have a word or character limit to adhere to each individual selection criteria question and could be anywhere from 200 to 500 words per point or you will be required to address every selection criteria question or capability within a statement of claims which can range from two to five pages in content depending on the Government Department, Agency, the role and level of the role.

Public Service Resumes Federal Government application writers thrive in completing Resume, Selection Criteria and Cover letters for Federal Government applications form Entry level or APS 3 -4 to Senior Executive EL1 & EL2 roles, a number of our Federal Government application writers have had direct working history and experiences within the Federal Government and have a proven track record of producing high quality, correctly structured and professional documents that make you stand out for the crowd!

To view all current APS Government vacancies please visit the APS Governments jobs search website via the link provided below

APS Government Job Search website