Career

Working for DPC

Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) staff work across a broad range of business areas with diverse skillsets and expertise that contribute towards realising the government’s vision for South Australia.

As a leader in the public sector, we have a clear role to support the government’s vision for South Australia.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • public policy
  • intergovernmental and diplomatic relations
  • security and emergency management
  • information and communications technology
  • cyber security
  • librarianship
  • science and research
  • art curation and heritage collection management
  • Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation
  • community based project and event management
  • data analytics and information management
  • communications and marketing
  • finance and audit
  • business

Applying for a role at DPC

How do I apply for a vacancy?

All our current vacancies are advertised on our Careers page and I Work for SA , the South Australian Government Jobs Board. If you find a role that you are interested in, simply click 'Apply'. You'll be asked some questions including personal details that are relevant to the particular role you are applying for. Don't forget to have your CV and a cover letter ready as you'll need these to apply for the role.

How do I apply for a graduate or trainee role at DPC?

A traineeship or graduate placement with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet is a great way to get a head start in a career in the public service.

Traineeship and graduate opportunities are published on our Careers page and I Work for SA, the South Australian Government Jobs Board.

Through the program, our trainees and graduates are involved in a variety of tasks within the department and have the opportunity to study, learn new skills and network across the public service.

Trainees who successfully complete the program take away a nationally recognised Certificate III qualification and graduates will begin their career with a nationally recognised skill set.

For more program and eligibility information, visit the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment website.

I wanted to apply for a position that I saw here, but now it's not listed. Can I still apply?

We regularly post new vacancies and remove vacancies that have closed. If a role isn't up on our site, then we're not taking applications for it at this time – sorry!

How do I determine the status of my application?

You will receive updates on the status of your application throughout the selection process. If you require additional updates, please contact the enquiries person listed in the vacancy advertisement.

Does DPC accommodate and support people with disabilities?

Absolutely. We want to attract a diverse range of people to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and ensure everyone is treated equally, right from the moment they apply for a role through to growing their career with us.

We will consider reasonable workplace adjustments to accommodate a person with disability to fulfil the inherent duties of a role.

Candidates seeking career opportunities can utilise the Disability Employment Program which assists job ready persons registered with a Disability Employment Services (DES) provider with a pathway into the Public Sector.

Candidates registered with a DES provider can apply for all government internal vacancies, even if they are not currently employed in the Public Sector.

For further information on DES providers visit JobAccess .

Do you offer flexible working arrangements?

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is committed to being an employer of choice and is supportive of flexible working arrangements within the workplace to assist all employees to achieve a greater balance between their work, family and community responsibilities, and ultimately contribute to enhanced performance.

We employ people from all walks of life with different responsibilities and priorities outside work and it’s important to us that they can juggle their work and home lives successfully.