How to apply for a job
Would you like to join our team?
The information below will tell you about our application process and how to apply for a job.
You’ll need a copy of the job description before you can start your application. You can get this by clicking on the PDF link in the vacancy details section at the bottom of the job advertisement in the eRecruitment portal.
The contact officer will be able to tell you more about the role and the responsibilities and help answer any questions you might have.
We use an online eRecruitment application system. We don’t accept emailed applications. You’ll need to submit your application using the online process by clicking the apply link at the top left of the advertisement. If you need help using the online application tool, you can email our recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application format may vary depending on the position you’re applying for and instructions will be included on the advertised vacancy. Generally you’ll need to include a current CV and address the selection criteria. Please note you can only attach two documents in the eRecruitment application system.
Addressing the selection criteria
When you address the selection criteria, it’s important to provide evidence through relevant examples. You’ll need to give us specific examples of what you’ve done and how you did it. There are usually sub points under each criteria to help you understand what the main criteria means. These aren’t extra criteria and you don’t need to address each sub point.
You’ll need to write a few paragraphs for each selection criteria. Our selection panels use this information to determine whether you’re suitable for the position. You can find more information about addressing selection criteria on the Australian Public Service Commission’s website page Cracking the Code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service.
You’ll need to be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident to apply for an ongoing or permanent job at CASA.
If you’re applying for a role that has mandatory qualifications, you’ll need to show us that you meet the requirements before you can be short-listed. Sometimes we can accept alternative qualifications or experience. Desirable Qualifications aren’t formally required but they’ll help support your application.
The closing date is when you must submit your application by. You need to submit your application by 11:30pm AEST on the closing date. If you need an extension, you should email the contact officer. Extensions are not always granted.
Equity and diversity
Our staff is one of our greatest assets and we recognise the value of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
We also embrace employment equity. If you apply for a job with us, you’ll receive fair and equitable treatment, and employment decisions will be based on merit. You can expect to work in an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.
Alcohol and other drugs testing program
If you apply for a safety sensitive position, you’ll be required to do a pre-employment alcohol and drug test before an offer of employment can be confirmed. This is part of our alcohol and other drugs testing program. Our alcohol and other drugs policy means our employees aren’t permitted to work if they are impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
In accordance with our security policy, if applying for roles that require a security clearance of baseline or above, you will generally be required to be an Australian citizen. The security clearance required should be stated on the position description.
We respect your right to privacy and protecting your personal information. We’re bound by the information privacy principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth).
The information you provide in a job application will only be used to assess you for the vacancy you applied for. If your application is unsuccessful and we think you might be suited to another position, we’ll ask for your permission before referring you for the vacancy.
Our enterprise agreement
You can read our current enterprise agreement - 2012-2014.
Information we keep
Unless you tell us otherwise, we’ll keep your details and store them in accordance with our record management policy.
Any further questions?
If you’d like to know more about the selection process, security clearances or the pre-appointment checks, please contact a member of our recruitment team listed on our meet the recruitment team page. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority values social and cultural diversity and is committed to a safe workplace.