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Working for the Department of Resources

A career with the Department of Resources will give you the chance to work and learn in a diverse environment.

We help the community and the government make the best use of our land and mineral resources.

Our people drive our innovation. With our people located across Queensland, we use our local and broad knowledge to connect with each other, our customers and our communities.

We offer:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • professional development opportunities
  • safety and wellbeing as a priority
  • competitive remuneration.

We use our diverse talents, expertise and experience to respond to the changing global landscape - developing new ideas, approaches and partnerships. We actively encourage diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Note: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Futures team can provide information and support in applying for roles with us. Please call 07 3199 7395 for assistance.

About us

We have a diverse and inclusive workplace where individual differences are respected. With our people located across the state, we use our local and broad knowledge to connect with each other, our customers and our communities.

What we offer

Attractive salary arrangements

We offer competitive salaries and salary sacrificing including superannuation contributions, as well as generous superannuation - you contribute 2-5% of your salary, which we match with an employer contribution of up to 12.75%.

We also have incentives for people willing to work in remote and regional locations, which may include help with relocation expenses.

Family friendly and work-life balance

As a best-practice employer, we offer a variety of flexible employment arrangements that help employees manage family and lifestyle commitments while taking into account business needs.

Leave provisions

  • Recreation leave - a minimum 20 working days per year (pro rata for part time), plus leave loading
  • Parental leave - up to 14 weeks paid maternity/adoption leave, with the possibility of up to 2 years unpaid parental leave to be your child's primary carer. You can also work part-time until your child starts school
  • Sick leave - 10 working days sick leave (pro rata for part time) each year on full pay, which accumulates if not taken
  • Long service leave - 6.5 working days for each year of service (pro rata for part time), which you can take after you’ve completed 7 years of service
  • Purchased leave - you can apply to purchase up to 6 extra weeks leave a year
  • Volunteer leave - paid special leave available when volunteering for non-profit organisations

Flexible work options

  • Flexible hours - enables you to vary work hours and pattern of attendance
  • Part-time employment - supports parents of young children and others who do not wish to or cannot work full time
  • Flexible workplace locations - allows you to work part of your hours at home or other departmental offices

Rewards and recognition

We offer a reward and recognition program linked to the guiding principles in our strategic plan.

Professional development

We offer a range of learning and professional development opportunities including:

  • in-house training
  • online learning
  • professional networks
  • mentoring
  • involvement in multi-discipline projects
  • the opportunity to move into other roles
  • performance and development agreements.

Diversity, inclusion, health and wellbeing

We foster a culture of high performance, accountability and responsibility, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability. We actively support the wellbeing of our staff through programs that focus on their mental, emotional, physical and financial wellbeing. Our programs include:

  • employee assistance program - a counselling service available to all employees and their immediate family to help with personal and work-related problems
  • mental health programs - for staff developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis
  • health and wellbeing programs - including an annual influenza vaccination and QUIT smoking programs
  • diversity and inclusion programs - supporting women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a disability
  • women in leadership positions including Women on Boards
  • White Ribbon Australia accreditation, to further support our people affected by domestic and family violence.

Find out more

Read about our support for diversity and our community responsibility, including White Ribbon Australia accreditation.

Last updated
12 January 2024
Last reviewed
21 February 2023