Working at DPIRD

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Agriculture and Food) offers a wide range of employment and career opportunities throughout Western Australia.

One of our department's focuses is on the economic development of Western Australia’s agriculture and food sector and we require an extensive range of skills and professions to achieve our goals and priorities.

In the area of agriculture research, there are development and technology careers in research, pathology, veterinary science, entomology, hydrology and biosecurity available. We also require people with skills in management, finance, administration, economics, information technology and communications.

DPIRD is always looking for people with a wide range of skills, from unskilled casuals to social, commercial and biological scientists. We're looking for people with differing levels and types of experience, from school leavers to established world-class scientists – and we're looking for people wanting short-term employment or a long-term career. Foremost, we're looking for people with enthusiasm – if you've got that, then we've probably got the job for you.

Current vacancies

All our current vacancies are advertised on the WA Jobs Board website. Select the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to view and apply for fixed-term and permanent vacancies.

How do I apply?

The recruitment and selection process for each position is unique and potential applicants are advised to read all documentation relating to the recruitment process.

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply.  All that may be required is a comprehensive resume addressing the work requirements of the position for which you are applying. The Job Description Form (JDF) is attached to the advert and identifies the core selection criteria which must be competitively demonstrated in your application, within the context of the position-specific details outlined in the advert. Applicants are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the ’Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the advert.

If you are having difficulties accessing the WA Jobs Board website or applying for a position, please contact our department's Recruitment team prior to the closing date and time.

Equity and diversity

DPIRD is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we are committed to policies and programs which ensure that people possessing equivalent skills and qualifications have an equal chance of obtaining a position and of advancing within our department.  We are committed to fostering and supporting a diverse workforce and to integrating equal opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds into our policies, procedures, decisions and operations.

Visit the Equity and diversity section of our website for more information.

Contact information

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