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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Why work for us?

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principles of equity and diversity. We actively recruit, employ and support women, people with disabilities and people from culturally-diverse backgrounds. We have a number of women in senior management positions and working in non-traditional roles; for example, as Fisheries and Marine Officers.

We can offer you a wide range of flexible working conditions and benefits including:

Supportive work/life balance 

  • Flexible start and finish times with the ability to accrue and take flex leave (depending on job type).
  • Access to part-time hours, home-based work and phased retirement plan.

Generous leave entitlements

  • Four weeks of annual leave per year (with 17.5% loading)
  • 15 days personal leave for illness, caring purposes or unplanned events
  • Two extra public service holidays to be used each calendar year
  • 52 weeks parental leave, including 14 weeks of paid parental leave
  • An option to purchase ten weeks of extra leave per year
  • An option to spread four years of salary over five years and take the fifth year off with pay
  • 13 weeks long service leave received after seven years of service, with the option to take as 26 weeks leave at half pay
  • A range of allowances and entitlements for field-based staff – in line with our Agency Specific Agreement.

Other pay benefits

  • 9.5 per cent of your salary paid into the superannuation scheme of your choice.
  • An active social club and friendly work environment.

Applying to work with us

All our jobs are advertised on the Jobs WA​ noticeboard.

Continued development and learning

We are committed to helping our staff develop their professional abilities and knowledge. Our Organisational Development team facilitates training and development opportunities for all staff. 

We provide a range of in-house training, as well as opportunities to attend external training courses via our memberships with the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Wellness Program and social activities

Our Wellness Program is a combination of events and information to help staff look after their own and their family’s health and wellbeing.  These include:

  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Health insurance discounts
  • Health expos which include healthy heart checks, information services and other free services to staff
  • Employee Assistance Program which is free to staff and members of their immediate family to help resolve personal or work-related problems. 

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