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2023 Graduate Excellence Program - Graduate Spatial Information Officer

About the Role

As a Graduate Spatial Information Officer, you will be involved with the delivery of key projects providing service and support in Spatial Information Management and Resources ICT systems to Queensland Government that align with important departmental, customer and community priorities.

Resources support a number of critical external facing systems including QLDGlobe, GeoResGlobe, MyMinesOnline and the Geoscience Open Data and Lodgement Portal.

This may involve rotation through one or more of Spatial Information’s business units, specifically:

  • Spatial Systems
  • Spatial Information Services
  • Spatial Data

We see the graduate program as an opportunity to apply and develop your skills, try new things, grow your network and challenge yourself. Several past graduates have since accepted temporary and permanent positions within Spatial Information and are valuable members of our team.  

About the Department of Resources

As a trusted resources agency, we have an important role in creating economic opportunities for Queensland.

We do this by helping the community and the government make the best use of our renewable and non-renewable land, mineral and energy resources.

Our vision is to be an influential economic department that advocates for the public interest.

As a department, we face new demands, new opportunities, and rapid change, including changes in climate, markets, and technology, as well as shifts in community knowledge and expectations.

We are committed to developing and building a courageous culture, where all employees are inspired, innovated, and supported.

As part of the department’s strategic plan, our guiding principles (underpinned by the Queensland public service values) guide how we will conduct our day-to-day business and set cultural expectations for the department.

Department of Resources

Your knowledge, skills and attributes

We’ll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you’ve done previously – the knowledge, skills and attributes you can bring to the role, plus your potential for development, and your personal qualities. This position requires:

  • An interest in geospatial technology, systems and innovation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A commitment to professional development

Key duties and accountabilities

  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies associated with spatial information, geographic Information systems (GIS), georesources & natural resource data management and associated products and services
  • Prepare written and verbal reports relating to geographic information products and services where required.
  • Assist in providing technical advice to departmental officers and customers in the field of mapping and spatial data management and associated products and services.
  • Participate in the maintenance and provision of spatial information through the production and development of cartographic products and services
  • Work independently and/or within a team environment by interacting with staff on a project basis to ensure that objectives are completed in a timely, appropriate, and effective manner.
  • Contribute to the creation of innovative solutions and efficient processes associated with mapping and spatial data management.
  • Knowledge or experience in the creation of Web Mapping Service would be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Working knowledge of Feature Manipulation Engine or Python coding would be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Other duties as directed and required

Specific role requirements

Mandatory requirements: 

  • A Degree qualification in the field of Spatial Sciences, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Natural Resource Management, Built Environment, Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Sciences, ICT or an agreed equivalent as determined by the Director-General. 
  • Travel away from the centre may be required. This may involve travel outside of normal office hours and/or overnight accommodation.
  • Flexible work location arrangements will be considered for this opportunity to facilitate an adaptive and agile workforce. The successful candidate may work from a regional or Brisbane based location as negotiated with management.
  • Be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident and have permission, under Commonwealth law, to work in Australia.
  • Criminal history and employment check may be completed as part of the recruitment process.  
  • All staff are required to be fully vaccinated. You are considered to be fully vaccinated if you have had the required two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. It does not include a booster­­­. Acceptable evidence of vaccination must be provided. If you have a recognised medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines, please speak with the panel chair to discuss your circumstances and available options.


  • Knowledge or experience in the creation of web mapping services would be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Working knowledge of Feature Manipulation Engine or Python coding would be beneficial but not mandatory.

Key competency requirements

As an individual contributor in the role of Graduate Spatial Information Officer, the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role:


  • Uses data and leverages technology to achieve greater efficiencies (Stimulates ideas and innovation)
  • Gains insight into issues by analysing the available information in a critical manner (Makes insightful decisions)


  • Supports others by providing timely information within own area of expertise in an articulate and non-technical manner (Builds enduring relationships)
  • Welcomes challenges in the delivery of work and demonstrates persistence in working through obstacles (Drives accountability and outcomes)


  • Analyses information to proactively identify risks to the team’s planned activities (Demonstrates sound governance)
  • Actively seeks feedback and modifies approach to enhance own effectiveness (Pursues continuous growth)

How to apply

To apply for this role, you will need to submit the following document/s. For more detailed information, please see the Working at Resources document.

  • Your current resume detailing your knowledge, skills and attributes experience, including the contact details for two referees who have personally observed you displaying the competencies required for this role
  • A brief cover letter (1-2 pages) telling us why you are interested in this opportunity and how your knowledge, skills and attributes complements the key competencies and, duties and accountabilities of the role. This should not be a restatement of your resume. It is your opportunity to tell us about yourself, how you meet the required competencies, key duties and responsibilities, and any specific role requirements including what skills you’ll bring to the role.

Send your application via www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Additional Information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Health and safety We aim to maintain a safe, healthy and secure work environment for all employees, clients, visitors and contractors. Achieving this aim is the responsibility of all.

Reasonable Adjustment: All applicants are encouraged to advise the panel of any additional support or reasonable adjustments (i.e. building access, wheelchair access, interpreting services etc.) required during the recruitment process in order to ensure they can demonstrate their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the role.

Pre-employment checks will occur prior to any offer of employment being made. Checks may include:

  • Referees
  • Proof of eligibility for appointment (i.e. residency/citizenship status)
  • Criminal history
  • Qualifications – the panel will need to sight your qualifications (mandatory requirements only).

To learn about how we support and encourage applications from diversity groups and for information on the benefits and conditions of working for Resources please refer to the Resources’ Applicant Information Package – Working at Resources document attached with this Smart Jobs item.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Environment, Science

  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Permanent

  • Work from home:

    Hybrid remote

    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:



    Feb 2023 (approx)





  • Program Duration

    1 Year

  • Closing Date:15th Aug 2022, 1:59 pm


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