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CSIRO (Common ealt Scientific and Industrial Researc rganisation) is Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst and one of t e orld’s largest and most successful pu licly funded research and development organisations.
CSIRO is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary mission-driven research agencies in the world. With 53 locations and over 5,600 people across Australia and internationally, CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology to deliver world-class economic, environmental, and social benefits for Australia in a global context.
Many of CSIRO’s innovations ere once considered impossi le Fast WiFi, Aerogard insect repellent and the plastic Australian banknote, to name a few. Until someone, just like you, joined us and took on the challenge.
We’re recruiting t e next generation of enterprise services professionals. See what is possible for your career.
We are committed to developing and supporting a diverse workforce in its broadest sense and know diverse teams are more effective and deliver more innovative outcomes for science.
We know that to create a better future for Australia, we need Australia’s first scientists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, across every aspect of our organisation.
CSIRO invested in a new Indigenous Science program in 2021 to deliver a whole of organisation strategic approach to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The vision of the program is:
A science landscape in respectful partnership with Indigenous Australia delivering innovative, sustainable, holistic solutions to meet our greatest national challenges.
This vision requires disruptive and sustainable organisational change that will enable CSIRO to lead our Nation’s science t roug an Indigenous no ledge and science lens.
The Indigenous Science and Engagement program (ISEP) works with colleagues across CSIRO to influence and initiate changes in their own teams, enhancing engagement with Indigenous communities and cultivating more Indigenous-led science projects.
CSIRO’s Indigenous Graduate Program as een developed to support t e Indigenous Science and Technology Sector by developing an Indigenous pipeline of future leaders and researchers of the innovation system.
For more information on our work, visit csiro.au and csiro.au/research/indigenous-science.
Enterprise Services Indigenous Graduate Program
Build your career with CSIRO
Our program offers more than just technical training in your discipline. The program is intended to enhance your capability through a strong focus on professional development so you can become a future leader in your field.
This 18-month program gives you the opportunity to learn from leaders in their field, connect with other Indigenous graduates across Australia and work on projects and build skills that are of interest to you.
You will be supervised by project and team leaders and have a dedicated Indigenous Graduate Program Coordinator. They will oversee the management of your development and placements to ensure you receive the best level of support, leadership, development and suitable work assignments that best match your career aspirations.
You will have access to time away from your day-to-day activities to engage and network with other Indigenous staff and participate in program events and activities as well as cultural events such as NAIDOC week.
CSIRO will match you to a team or project to provide you with the desired experience, training and development that aligns with your studies and meets your career aspirations.
You will have the opportunity to either work on a project for your entire program or undertake multiple placements.
Your placement is designed to build your capability so you can pursue a career either with CSIRO or beyond. If you have any placement preferences, we welcome you to include this in the application process.
Successful candidates will receive:
- An individual learning, development and training plan tailored to your career aspirations.
- Career training and coaching suited to your learning style.
- Opportunities to develop skills and experience in a collaborative and supportive environment where our team members flourish and thrive.
- Opportunities to build your network and connect with Indigenous staff and our broader communities at CSIRO.
- Pastoral care and career support from a dedicated program coordinator.
- A competitive salary with generous leave entitlements and flexible working conditions.
- Experience or ing it Australia’s national science agency.
Job Reference: 94099
Tenure: Full-time, Specified term of 18 months with on-going employment at the conclusion of the program for successful candidates.
Salary Range: AU$ $72,818 to AU$ 77,459pa (pro-rata for part-time) + up to 15.4% superannuation
Location(s): Any Australian CSIRO Site may be considered
Relocation Assistance: Will be provided to the successful candidate if required
Applications are open to: The position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples with Australian Citizenship who have completed at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor’s degree), or higher equivalent in any field by 31 December 2023 and who would like to work in an Enterprise Services area.
CSIRO considers the filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
Successful candidates are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a pre-employment background check and may be subject to other security/medical/character clearance requirements.
- The successful candidate will undertake a pre-employment background check. Please note that individuals with criminal records are not automatically deemed ineligible. Each application will be considered on its merits.
- The successful applicant is required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
- The successful candidate is required to provide evidence that they have attained or will soon attain at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor’s degree), or higher equivalent by 31 December 2023.
Our Enterprise Services teams include Communications and Marketing, Finance, Legal, Property, Information Technology, People and Culture and more. Relevant undergraduate degrees could include:
- Accounting, Business and Commerce
- Communication, Marketing and Journalism
- IT, Data Science and Software Engineering
Successful candidates will participate in program activities and events, complete and maintain their learning and development plan and undertake role specific duties as part of their placements under the direction of a project or team leader with support from the Indigenous Graduate Program Coordinator.
Duties and Key Result Areas
While in the program, graduates will:
- Under limited supervision, undertake a range of activities in accordance with established procedures.
- Apply discretion as required in selecting the most appropriate method and sequence of completing tasks.
- Investigate and recommend changes to standard processes and procedures in line with technological advancement and their field of expertise.
- As required, provide support, information and/or instruction to staff outside their own work area or external client groups, often in an environment where there are conflicting priorities and deadlines to be met. This may include precedentbased advice on policy or procedural guidance to staff outside their work area.
- Maintain clear communication with clients regarding mutual expectations and monitor their satisfaction.
- May be responsible for the effective communication and dissemination of information effectively to bodies external to the Organisation including the general public.
- Communicate openly, effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIR ’s reputation.
- Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed team to carry out tasks in support of CSIRO scientific objectives.
- Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIR ’s Values Code of Conduct Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Zero Harm goals.
- Other duties as directed.
Teamwork and collaboration: Proactively seeks and considers the ideas and opinions of others from within and outside the team to help form decisions, plans or actions.
Influence and communication: Puts forward ideas by presenting factual information supported by data, definitions, examples, illustrations or other aids which will assist in conveying meaning.
Resource management/leadership: Provides instruction and assists other staff to complete allocated tasks and activities.
Judgement and problem solving: Identifies and considers the implications of a range of available alternatives in order to select the most appropriate response to problems of a familiar or recurring nature.
Independence: Recognises and makes immediate changes to improve performance (faster, better, lower cost, more efficiently, better quality, improved client satisfaction).
Adaptability: Willingness to change ideas or perceptions based on new information, contrary evidence or ot er people’s points of view. Prepared to try out different approaches.
Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.
- To have completed or will soon complete at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor’s degree), or higher equivalent in any field by 31 December 2023.
- Demonstrated experience participating and contributing to the goals and objectives of a team.
- Ability to communicate openly, effectively and respectfully with a diverse range of people using a range of communication methods (i.e. verbal, written, report, presentations).
- A desire to build a career with CSIRO in an Enterprise Services area.
Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Work life balance.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
How to apply
If you are interested in CSIRO’s Enterprise Services Indigenous Graduate Program and meet the requirements of the program, please apply online via csiro.au/careers/impossiblewithoutyou.
To appropriately assess your application, we ask that candidates provide the following:
- Cover Letter – outlining the motivation for applying and aligning capabilities and experience relevant to the selection criteria. This document should not be longer than two pages.
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume – outlining relevant experience, and education to the program.
- Contact details for two Referees – Referees will only be contacted after prior consultation with the candidate. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that their referees are willing to provide reports when contacted by CSIRO.
Your first interview will be with the Indigenous Talent Acquisition Team to determine suitability and eligibility for the program. If successful in the first interview, candidates will then be interviewed by relevant team and project leaders to access suitability on specific projects of work which will determine a candidate’s placement as part of the program.
For more information about the program or if you would like a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact the Indigenous Graduate Program Coordinator, Tommy Zeaiter at [email protected]
Applications close 11:59pm AEST, 09 Ocotber 2023
- Job type:Graduate Jobs
- Disciplines:Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Administration, Agriculture, Architecture,...
- Work rights:Australian Citizen
- Locations:Canberra, Regional ACT,...
- Closing Date:9th Oct 2023, 12:59 pm