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What we Offer

There are countless ways to develop your career at the Department of the Attorney General. It is one of the most diverse public sector organisations in WA, providing a variety of legal, justice and related services to Government and the community.

Work as part of a team or independently, have contact with a variety of people or working behind the scenes, it’s up to you.

With locations in the CBD, greater metropolitan area and regional Western Australia we offer a diverse choice of locations for you to use your talents.

We are proud of our diverse workforce and are committed to ensuring all our employees are valued and have the opportunity to maximise their potential.

We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to join us.

The Department of the Attorney General has a range of flexible work arrangements, leave provisions and learning and development opportunities on offer.

Flexible work arrangements

Work arrangements vary across the Department and the following options may be available:

  • Family-friendly work conditions
  • Full-time, part-time and job-share employment
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Access to flexi days off
  • Career breaks where you structure your salary so you work for four years and take the fifth year off with pay.

Leave provisions

  • 22 days paid leave per year
  • Parental leave - 14 weeks paid and up to 38 weeks unpaid
  • Grandparental leave - up to 52 weeks unpaid leave
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 10 weeks additional leave each year
  • Up to 15 days personal leave per year (includes carers' leave)
  • 13 weeks paid long service leave for every seven years service.

Transferable Skills

There are initiatives in place to encourage movement amongst our business areas to increase the breadth of knowledge for employees, including the opportunity to transfer internally and short term developmental opportunities in a variety of different positions.

Learning and development

Our learning and development initiatives help develop our staff and improve the quality of our services.

The programs we offer will give you access to a range of professional development opportunities. These include:

  • Learning and development programs
  • Discounts on selected postgraduate courses
  • Up to five hours per week, paid study leave.

Additional benefits

  • Salary packaging, to minimise the tax you pay
  • Employer superannuation contributions
  • Graduated salary increments
  • Psychological counselling (personal and work related) for staff and family.

Regional benefits

Depending on the location, employees living and working in regional areas may have access to:

  • Additional five days leave with annual leave loading
  • Additional five days personal leave to travel to and from regional areas to attend specialist medical appointments
  • District and travel allowances
  • Home Ownership Subsidy
  • Opportunities to return to the metropolitan area.

Conditions apply.


Last updated: 1-Sep-2015

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