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What we offer

We offer a competitive working environment and exposure to a range of industries across Queensland.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and value a diverse workforce. People of all ages, abilities, gender and ethnicity are encouraged to apply for a vacant position.

Salary and salary packaging

Each position has a salary range which is stated on the role description. Generally, you commence at the first level and will be eligible for a performance-based annual increase until the top of the salary range is reached. We also offer salary packaging for superannuation contributions.

Competitive superannuation

QSuper is the Queensland Government superannuation scheme. It is a co-contributory scheme and you can contribute between two and five per cent of your salary. This is matched by the compulsory employer contribution of up to 12.75 per cent, based on 5% voluntary employee contribution. Find out more at

Leave entitlements

  • Recreation leave: a minimum 20 working days per year (pro rata for part-time), plus 17.5 per cent leave loading. This can vary based on location.
  • Parental leave: up to 14 weeks paid maternity/adoption leave. In addition, an employee may be granted up to 2 years unpaid parental leave to be your child's primary carer. You can also work part-time until your child starts school.
  • Sick leave: you are eligible for 10 working days sick leave (pro rata for part-time) each year on full pay that accumulates (if not taken).
  • Purchased leave: up to 6 weeks a year.

We also offer flexible hours so you can vary work hours and access accrued time off, time off in lieu, rostered days off and teleworking. There are also incentives for people willing to work in remote and regional locations. This can include the payment of transfer expenses.

Rewards and recognition

We offer a reward and recognition program which is linked to the Public Service values.

Professional development

We offer a range of learning and professional development opportunities including:

  • in-house training
  • professional networks
  • mentoring
  • involvement in multi-discipline projects
  • the opportunity to move into other roles.

Domestic and family violence — not now, not ever

We provide a safe work environment for all staff. We provide support to those whose lives are affected, and have committed to do all we can to eliminate domestic and family violence in Queensland.

Employee assistance service

Employees have access to, confidential counselling to resolve problems affecting their work and/or personal life. This service is also available to immediate family members.


Last updated: 7 April 2016

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is an economic development agency that enables the productive and responsible use of our natural resources – water, land, mineral and energy resources – to generate wealth and prosperity for current and future generations of Queenslanders.

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