Within the Queensland public service, you will enjoy a range of competitive working conditions including:
- Flexible work arrangements – you can vary your attendance at work within your business unit’s operating hours and may have access to time off in lieu or rostered days off and teleworking.
- Purchased leave – you can apply for an extra 6 weeks leave over a year. While this is technically without salary, fortnightly deductions from your pay spread the financial impact across a year.
- Parental leave – you have access to 14 weeks paid maternity/adoption leave. In addition, an employee may be granted up to 2 years unpaid parental leave (inclusive of the 14 weeks paid leave) to be your child’s primary carer. You can also work part-time until your child starts school.
- Special emergency leave – you have access to up to 3 days leave in any 12 month period for emergency situations and/or compassionate grounds.
- Cultural leave – you can access special leave without salary for up to 5 days cultural or religious leave each year.
- Recreation leave - You will receive a minimum 20 working days per year (pro rata for part-timers) for recreation leave plus 17.5 per cent leave loading. This can vary in certain regions, for example, in some northern and western parts of the state, you will receive recreation leave of 25 working days per year.
- Sick leave - You are eligible for 10 working days sick leave (pro rata for part-time employees) each year on full pay that accumulates if not taken. This leave may be accessed for caring responsibilities of immediate family or household members.
- Remote and regional incentives - We offer incentives to people who are willing to work in remote and regional locations. This can include the payment of transfer expenses.
Salary and salary packaging
Each position has a salary range which is clearly stated on the role description. In most cases, you will commence at the first level of the advertised position’s salary range and will be eligible for a performance based annual increase until the top of the salary range is reached. The department also offers salary packaging for items such as superannuation contributions.
QSuper is the superannuation scheme provided by the Queensland Government for its employees. 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 between 9 per cent and 12.75 per cent. You can also make voluntary contributions, choose to salary sacrifice, transfer money from other funds or make and receive spousal contributions. As a member of this fund, insurance for income protection and total and permanent disability is automatically provided.
From July 2017, Queensland public sector employees will be able to choose their own superannuation provider. The introduction of choice will align Queensland public service superannuation arrangements to those in most other Australian states, and the Commonwealth.
At the same time, QSuper will become an open fund which means that anyone can become a member.
Eligible employees will be able to:
- stay with QSuper (which will remain the default superannuation provider)
- join a superannuation fund other than QSuper
- continue with QSuper after leaving the Queensland public service.
- remove membership restrictions, so anyone can join QSuper
- will not affect your superannuation entitlements or salary packaging arrangements.
The Employee Assistance Program
Employees have access to confidential free counselling to resolve problems affecting their work and/or personal life. This service is also available to an employee's immediate family members.
Equal employment opportunities
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 positions.