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ABS RECRUITMENT INFORMATION Employment Information The following information is to provide you with an overview of employment related matters within the ABS. Employment Conditions at the Australian Bureau of Statistics The Public Service Act 1999, the Public Service Regulations and the Public Service Commissioner's Directions govern all employment in the Australian Public Service including ABS. Specific employment conditions for ABS employees are covered by the ABS Certified Agreement unless you elect to be covered under an Australian Workplace Agreement. As an Australian Public Service employee you will be required to uphold the APS Values (section 10 of the Act) and comply with the APS Code of Conduct (section 13 of the Act). Eligibility for Employment To be eligible for employment with ABS you must: вЂў Be an Australian Citizen (at the time you commence with ABS) or a current ongoing APS employee; вЂў Be of good character as evidenced by satisfactory police clearance (which we will obtain prior to your commencement with us); вЂў Be assessed as medically fit to undertake the duties of the position;! вЂў At the time you commence with ABS, not have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency or non-APS Commonwealth employer within the past 12 months. Probation All new ABS employees who are not already ongoing employees within the APS, are required to serve a minimum period of six months probation. The purpose of the probation period is to ensure that work performance is satisfactory, with applicants possessing the necessary capability to perform duties, and demonstrating expected behaviours. Performance Management Scheme The ABS Performance Management Scheme encourages discussion and feedback between employees and their supervisors based on a clear statement of job goals and performance expectations. Annual pay rises are linked to work performance through the Performance Management Scheme. It is mandatory for all staff to participate in the scheme. Salary Rates Salary on commencement will be at the minimum pay point for that level. Salaries above the minimum will be considered on a case by case basis. Classification Annual Salary Range APS6: $57,004 to $62,704. Superannuation Ongoing employees have automatic membership in a Commonwealth Government Superannuation Scheme. The majority of new ongoing employees will become a member of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS). A new accumulation plan came into effect on 1 July 2005 and it is expected that most new starters will join this new scheme. APS employees who are already members of the CSS or PSS will remain in those schemes. Leave A generous package comprising: вЂў Annual Leave (20 days at full pay or optionally 40 days at half pay).! вЂў Purchased Annual Leave (option of purchasing up to an additional four weeks leave per year). вЂў Personal/Carer's Leave (annual credit of 18 days - 15 days of which accrue if not used). вЂў Parental Leave (for parenting responsibilities following the birth or adoption of a child where the employee is not entitled to paid maternity leave - 10 days per occasion). вЂў Other Paid Leave. вЂў Leave Without Pay. вЂў Maternity Leave (14 weeks full pay or optionally, 28 weeks at half pay). вЂў Long Service Leave (3 months after 10 yearsвЂ™ service). Flexible Working Arrangements Access to flexible working hours within a 7 am to 7 pm time period. Other Benefits Employee Assistance Employees have access to free and confidential counselling assistance to help them resolve personal and/or work related problems. Learning and Development The ABS Corporate Plan gives an undertaking to provide appropriate training, opportunities for career advancement and development of skills. The recently established National Statistical Training Institute designs, develops and delivers statistical training for staff, while staff are also encouraged to participate in leadership and management, information technology and project management training. Studies Assistance Employees who are undertaking tertiary studies that are of benefit to the APS may be granted paid study leave whilst undertaking those study activities. They may also be granted financial assistance towards their study expenses. ABS House This modern building has been designed to meet the specific needs of the ABS. Some features include specialised carers rooms for short term emergency care, quiet rooms for prayer and meditation, and a bicycle store room together with shower/change rooms. Careers with the ABS How to Apply Applying for a position As an applicant, you will be competing with several other candidates for the position and you will benefit from time spent on some basic research and planning before submitting your application. We recommend you: вЂў carefully read the Selection Criteria and other documentation provided. вЂў ring the Contact Officer to discuss the particulars of the position, the proposed selection process, the work environment and any other matters. Having done the above, you should now know if you can satisfy each of the selection criteria of the position, if the Australian Bureau of Statistics is the type of place you would like to work and whether or not you should proceed any further. The resume A resume or curriculum vitae is a summary of your personal history. Essentially it is a marketing tool; its primary purpose is to interest us in your suitability for a position. It should provide all the relevant information about your education background, employment experience, achievements, abilities and interests. It is recommended that you keep your resume updated at all times as it makes it easier for you to concentrate on the application for the position itself. The Selection Criteria The Selection Criteria provides the basis for shortlisting and for further consideration of an application. It is important that in your application you address each selection criterion thoroughly and succinctly and only include information that is relevant to the position. Under each criterion you should outline your relevant skills and abilities and give examples of your work performance, qualifications and other relevant experience. The Personal Particulars Form (job application cover sheet) All applicants must complete a Personal Particulars Form, and include with your application. Before submitting your application, you should ensure that you have provided the following: вЂў resume outlining qualifications and/or employment history. вЂў statement of claims against each selection criterion. вЂў personal particulars (job application cover sheet) вЂў вЂў вЂў names and contact details of referees who can provide comments on your work performance history. a tickbox referees report where requested. The ABS Selection Process Selection for all vacancies with the Australian Bureau of Statistics is based on merit. This means that an assessment is made of the suitability of applicants using a competitive selection process.Specific matters that selection panels consider in shortlisting of applications include: вЂў abilities вЂў skills and knowledge вЂў experience вЂў qualifications, training and competence вЂў standard of work performances; demonstrated potential for further development. There are several ways that a selection panel may assess you. Some examples are: вЂў Application and Referee reports вЂў By delegate or panel вЂў Testing relevant or specific skills вЂў An informal interview - although all interviews are formal in some sense, it is quite common that an interview (or part of it) can be somewhat unstructured. The interviewer may want to get to know you a little better and to find out more about the person behind the resume. вЂў One-on-one interview - in this type of job interview the applicant is interviewed by one person. The style of interview can vary from the formal to relaxed. вЂў Two-on-one interview - in this type of interview you are questioned by two вЂў interviewers who will generally have worked out who will ask which questions and in what order. вЂў Panel interview- the panel interview consists of at least three interviewers. They all have their set questions in which they will ask you, so be prepared. вЂў Whether the selection process is to be formal or informal, it is best that you revise your selection criteria questions and answers so that you can confidently answer anything that arises.