The Climate Change Authority is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. 

We employ ongoing (permanent) employees and non-ongoing (temporary) employees. 

We offer: 

  • Exciting and fulfilling work that contributes to Australia’s transition to net zero transition.
  • Interesting and challenging opportunities for highly motivated and skilled individuals, including research, analysis and stakeholder engagement. 
  • A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces innovative and strategic thinking. 
  • Learning and development opportunities to enhance your skills and employability.
  • The opportunity to work in a team environment with motivated and experienced leaders who encourage and support your development and career goals.

Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. The authority is based in Canberra and working arrangements may including full time/part time options, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. 

The successful applicants will be assessed against the relevant Australian Public Service (APS) work level standards.(Opens in a new tab/window)

Employees are covered by the Climate Change Authority Enterprise Agreement 2024-2027

Current Vacancies

All ongoing vacancies are advertised on the APS Jobs(Opens in a new tab/window) website.

An exciting opportunity to join the authority’s Executive and achieve important work on climate change is now being advertised. The General Manager, Corporate leads all corporate functions for the authority, including enabling services, finance, procurement, human resources, corporate legislation and frameworks, security and risk and compliance. The role may also oversight the authority’s external communications functions. The position may also include the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

General Manager - Corporate Branch - Job Details(Opens in a new tab/window)

Temporary Employment Register

The authority has created a Temporary Employment Register used to identify suitable candidates for non-ongoing (temporary) APS4 – SES positions within the authority.

The authority’s Temporary Employment Register enables people interested in working with the authority to send their current CV and indicate the type/s of work they are interested in from this list:

  • policy analysis, development, and implementation
  • consultation
  • communications
  • economic analysis
  • qualitative research
  • administration
  • executive/Secretariat support
  • research
  • project management
  • generalist HR
  • finance
  • procurement
  • governance
  • risk management

If a position becomes available that suits your skill set, experience, knowledge, and qualifications, the authority may contact you to discuss your interest in that position.

To be eligible for employment in the APS and the authority, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or going to be granted Australian Citizenship before commencement. You may be asked to provide evidence of this.
  • Undertake a pre-employment security assessment, Police Check (unless you have had one within 3 months of a commencement date with the authority), and subsequent security clearance. All staff are required to have a minimum baseline security clearance however some roles will require a higher-level security clearance. If you are offered a role and do not have a current security clearance, we will work with you to arrange for this to be undertaken.
  • Be medically fit to undertake the duties of the job.

The Temporary Employment Register is advertised on the APS Jobs website and will expire on 31 December 2023. The authority will advise registered participants of the approaching expiry date in December 2023 and will invite them to submit their CV and list of type/s of work that they are interested in for the 2024 Register which will also be advertised through the APS Jobs website.

How to apply:

Send your current CV including the contact details for 2 Referees in an email to and indicate your preferred type/s of work from the list above prior to 15 December 2023. The authority’s HR team will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your email and confirming your addition to the Register.

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