Current vacancies and recruitment

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Current vacancies and recruitment

The Jobs SA (formerly ApplySA ) website lists most Government of South Australia career opportunities, including those only available to Public Sector employees. Members of the public can apply for vacancies marked (Advt) which are also advertised in newspapers such as The Advertiser, The Australian and local and regional press.

What AGD offers

The Attorney-General's Department can offer a range of work experience, volunteering, and job opportunities to people from a vast array of backgrounds, experiences, and educational levels.

There are opportunities to work directly with a wide range of people, or to undertake support roles in administration, research, project management, or policy development. Full-time or part-time opportunities exist for ongoing, temporary, contract or casual vacancies, with a variety of employment conditions and flexible working arrangements, depending on the job and the agency you work in.

The Government of South Australia (including the Attorney-General's Department) is an equal opportunity employer, meaning that it provides equal opportunity for all existing and potential employees, regardless of:

  • age
  • gender
  • race
  • marital status
  • sexuality
  • pregnancy
  • physical or intellectual impairment
  • family or carer responsibilities. 

Equal employment opportunity affords people the right to be considered for a job, for which they are skilled and/or qualified.

The principle of recruitment and promotion on merit is fundamental to the South Australian Public Sector. The Attorney-General's Department cannot guarantee you a job, but it can guarantee you fair opportunity to win a job, should you apply. Fair selection processes ensure that we recruit or promote the right person for the job, from the widest possible pool of suitably skilled applicants.

Most vacancies within the Attorney-General's Department are not open to the general public. However, from time to time, vacancies in Attorney-General's Department business units are advertised in daily Australian newspapers inviting application from outside the public sector, and in the Notice of Vacancies, the online government vacancy publication.


An applicant for an ongoing position must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status.

An applicant for a contract position must have a visa, which allows them to work in Australia for the period of the contract. More information about migrating to South Australia and gaining permission to work is provided by Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Applying for vacancies

Vacancy details can be accessed on the Jobs SA website (formerly ApplySA) )including the job and person specification document when available. Some vacancies also include a downloadable guide on how to apply for the position.

If you are unsure how to apply contact the enquiries person identified in the vacancy details.

Graduate recruitment

The Graduate Recruitment Program seeks to increase the number of university graduates achieving employment in the South Australian Public Sector.

The Graduate Recruitment Program is a 12-month training and development program that provides a comprehensive and challenging induction into a South Australian Public Sector career path. The Attorney-General's Department actively seeks graduates through this program, particularly suitably qualified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduates.

Employing people with disability

The strategy for the employment of people with disabilities in the South Australian Public Sector aims to identify and employ eligible people with a permanent disability in South Australian Public Sector agencies. This includes the Attorney-General’s Departmental business units.

For more information about employing people with a disability see Disability WORKS Australia.

School-based apprenticeships

All vacancies are advertised weekly through the Jobs SA website

More information about school-based apprenticeships is provided by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Other career information

The myfuture website is an Australian career website which contains information about the justice, legal and corrective industry. More information:

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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