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Types of Employment
Australia-based staff are posted to Washington by their home agencies within the Australian government for a specific term to perform political, diplomatic and managerial functions. Locally-engaged staff support the roles of Australia-based officers and are employed by the Embassy on a contract basis with Embassy-specific terms and conditions of employment.
Locally-Engaged Staff (LES) Employment
LES undertake administrative and support functions. Positions are available in clerical, technical, research and management roles. More Information.
Long-Term Contracts: There are specific terms and conditions that relate to long-term contract employment. More Information.
Review of Terms and Conditions of Employment
Please note that the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (July 2010) are currently under review as is the current salary scale. However, the existing five broadband levels will be replaced by an eight tier system with five increment steps in each level. No staff member's salary will be reduced under the new conditions. It is anticipated that ongoing employment will replace fixed term employment for long-term staff. All eligible staff will be made new offers of employment for ongoing (open-ended) employment at the time the new conditions are implemented.
Temporary Contracts: There are specific terms and conditions that relate to temporary contract employment. More Information.
2015 Temporary Registry Update - individuals submit their application form and updated resume for the 2015 calendar year. Probity and US Police checks also need to be completed if you have not worked for the Embassy in the past 3 months.
The Embassy offers opportunities for college students to undertake internships in the following work areas: Public Affairs, Congressional Liaison, Customs and Border Protection, Austrade, and Australian Education International (AEI). More Information.
Living in the greater Washington DC area
For further information please click the following link: Living in the greater Washington DC area