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The Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Department of Energy and Water Supply have been combined to create the new Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

We will continue to update this website while we work on our new website.

Current opportunities to join us

Follow the link below to view current job vacancies or follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates on specialist or short-term job opportunities.

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Who are we looking for?

We recruit for a wide range of occupations including:

  • Engineers - mining, mechanical, electrical and gas engineers
  • Information technology professionals - spatial information workers, computer systems engineers, web designers, graphic designers, data base support staff and application support staff
  • Scientists - environmental scientists, rehabilitation scientists, geoscientists, geologists, occupational hygienists, gas chemists, hydrographers and microbiologists
  • Valuers, surveyors, cartographers and urban planners
  • Corporate services staff - lawyers, financial managers, human resource specialists, administrators, executive assistants, communication specialists, policy officers, project leaders and customer services staff
  • Native title legal advisors, negotiators and assessors
  • Auditors and investigators

Our capability framework

To determine your suitability for a role with our department, you will be assessed against the core capabilities in our capability framework (PDF, 1.1MB).

The individual role descriptions provided for each vacancy detail the capabilities required for the role's key duties and accountabilities.

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Last updated: 22 June 2017


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.

A proud White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, in recognition of the active steps taken to recognise, prevent, respond and support staff affected by domestic and family violence. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.

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