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The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is one of South Australia’s largest organisations with assets in excess of $13 billion, an annual operating budget exceeding $1.1 billion and a capital program of $670 million with more than 3000 employees. We are delivering the biggest public transport investment in South Australia's history through a series of projects spanning 10 years.

Current jobs available in the department are listed on this page.


Planning Opportunities (Pool)

Vacancy No. 2017-18824 (PO2)
Vacancy No. 2017-18827 (PO3) 
Vacancy No. 2017-18828 (PO4) 

Full time / Part Time, Multiple Vacancies
Location: Adelaide CBD

Here’s your chance to work for a vibrant and innovative department that oversees planning, transport and infrastructure in our state.  We’re looking for people who want to bring their energy, skills and knowledge to make South Australia the best it can be – joining more than 3,000 staff already dedicated to this task. Enjoy training and development, flexible work options and competitive pay and conditions.

Do you have experience in planning, community engagement, the development sector or leading innovation and change? Are you looking to join a diverse team environment with the opportunity to get involved in creating and transitioning to a new planning system? DPTI is looking to establish a pool of motivated individuals who have analytical and research skills, project management skills, the ability to build relationships, communicate effectively in all mediums and prioritise across multiple projects.

We are looking for suitable candidates with relevant demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience in strategic planning, policy drafting and development assessment
  • Leading innovation and change within planning or similar profession
  • Driving better integrated planning outcomes within infrastructure projects and strategies
  • Community and stakeholder engagement processes
  • Great communicators who can explain complex issues in a straightforward manner.

Special Conditions: This is a pool open for 12 months with opportunities for up to 12 months duration. Opportunities for employment will be offered at the PO2, PO3 and PO4 classification level depending on the organisational needs that arise. Opportunities may be offered on a full-time or part-time basis. Please refer to the individual role statements for each classification level for further information relating to selection criteria, expectations and outcomes.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPTI recognises the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of South Australia. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups.

Note: Applicants are required to submit a written application of no more than two pages and a curriculum vitae demonstrating their suitability for the role. In addition applicants are required to complete the Cover Sheet quoting the vacancy number. All applicants need to complete and return an Employment Declaration with their application for employment.

The SA Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety is a core value

Closing Date: 5:00 pm on 7 April 2017

PO2 $77,752 to $86,620 p.a. + Superannuation

PO3 $90,029 to $95,487 p.a. + Superannuation

PO4 $98,896 to $108,105 p.a. + Superannuation

Enquiries to:

Ms Anita Allen - Manager, Planning Reform

Telephone: (08) 7109 7099

Email: anita.allen@sa.gov.au

Applications to:

Recruitment and Employment, Level 3, 136 North Terrace (GPO Box 1533) Adelaide SA 5001

Telephone: (08) 8343 2600

Email: dpti.apply@sa.gov.au

Role Statement (PO2)
Role Statement (PO3)
Role Statement (PO4)
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply



Administrative Talent Network (Pool)

Vacancy No. 2017-17639 (ASO2)
Vacancy No. 2017-17647 (ASO3) 
Vacancy No. 2017-17648 (ASO4) 
Vacancy No. 2017-17649 (ASO5) 


Temporary Appointment up to 12 months
Multiple Vacancies
Location: Various

Duties: Here is your chance to work for a vibrant and innovative department that oversees planning, transport and infrastructure in our state. We are looking for people who want to bring their energy, skills and knowledge to make South Australia the best it can be joining more than 3,000 staff already dedicated to this task. Enjoy training and development, flexible work options and competitive pay and conditions. The department is seeking to establish a talent pool of dynamic and highly motivated individuals to provide customer focused services across the department. To be successful, you will have high level communication skills, both verbal and written, excellent customer service skills, well developed organisational skills and have the ability to prioritise multiple tasks.

Special Conditions: May be assigned to an area where the role is classified as a position of trust. A satisfactory criminal history / record check in line with departmental policies and procedures may be required.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPTI recognises the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of South Australia. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups.

Note: Applicants are required to submit a written application of no more than two pages and a curriculum vitae demonstrating their suitability for the role. In addition applicants are required to complete the Cover Sheet quoting the vacancy number. All applicants need to complete and return an Employment Declaration with their application for employment.

The SA Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety is a core value

Closing Date: Applications are now being accepted

ASO2 $50,815 to $55,003 p.a. + Superannuation

ASO3 $59,181 to $63,368 p.a. + Superannuation

ASO4 $67,635 to $70,762 p.a. + Superannuation

ASO5 $78,430 to $84,497 p.a. + Superannuation

Enquiries to:

Ms Amanda Watson-Tran - Unit Manager, General Administration

Telephone: (08) 7109 7719

Email: amanda.watson-tran@sa.gov.au

Applications to:

Recruitment and Employment, Level 3, 136 North Terrace (GPO Box 1533) Adelaide SA 5001

Telephone: (08) 8343 2600

Email: dpti.apply@sa.gov.au

Role Statement (ASO2)
Role Statement (ASO3)
Role Statement (ASO4)
Role Statement (ASO5)
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply

Human Resource Roles (Pool)

Human Resource Consultant (ASO4) - Vacancy No: 2017-17404
Temporary / Term (Up to 12 months)

Location - Adelaide CBD

Here’s your chance to work for a vibrant and innovative department that oversees planning, transport and infrastructure in our state.  We’re looking for people who want to bring their energy, skills and knowledge to make South Australia the best it can be – joining more than 3,000 staff already dedicated to this task.  Enjoy training and development, flexible work options and competitive pay and conditions.

Are you an experienced Human Resources, Employee Relations or Organisation Development professional looking to join a diverse team environment with the opportunity to get involved in a range of complex and challenging people focused projects? Are you innovative, strategically driven and community minded? DPTI is looking to establish a pool of experienced professionals who hold well-developed knowledge of their discipline, have a high level of analytical and research skills and the ability to build relationships and negotiate complex matters.

DPTI is looking to establish a pool of experienced professionals who hold well-developed knowledge of their discipline, have a high level of analytical and research skills and the ability to build relationships and negotiate complex matters.

We are looking for suitable candidates with relevant demonstrated experience in one or more of the following human resource disciplines:

  • HR operations, including managing misconduct, unsatisfactory performance, redeployment and organisational restructuring;
  • Industrial/employee relations, including enterprise bargaining and complex industrial case management in State and Federal jurisdictions;
  • Organisational development, including workforce planning, metrics and organisational design;
  • Policy development; and/or
  • Workforce reporting, payroll administration, recruitment and HR transactional services.

Special Conditions: This is a temporary pool open for 12 months with opportunities for up to 12 months duration. Vacancies may be filled at an ASO4 level depending on the organisational needs that arise. Opportunities may be offered on a full-time or part-time basis.

Note: Applicants are required to submit a written application of no more than two pages and a curriculum vitae demonstrating their suitability for the role. In addition applicants are required to complete the Cover Sheet quoting the vacancy number of the role being applied for. All applicants need to complete and return an Employment Declaration with their application for employment. The department supports flexible working arrangements to achieve work life balance. The SA Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety is a core value.

Closing Date: Applications are now being accepted

ASO4 $67,635 to $70,762 p.a. + Superannuation

Enquiries to:

Ms Paula Lowe - Office Manager, Human Resources

Telephone: (08) 8343 2883

Email: paula.lowe@sa.gov.au

Applications to:

Recruitment and Employment, Level 3, 136 North Terrace (GPO Box 1533) Adelaide SA 5001

Telephone: (08) 8343 2600

Email: dpti.apply@sa.gov.au

Role Statement (ASO4)
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply

Human Resource Roles (Pool)

Senior Consultant (ASO5) - Vacancy No: 2016-14933
Senior Consultant (ASO6) - Vacancy No: 2016-14940 
Principal Consultant (ASO7) - Vacancy No: 2016-14938
Temporary / Term (Up to 12 months)

Location - Adelaide CBD

Here’s your chance to work for a vibrant and innovative department that oversees planning, transport and infrastructure in our state.  We’re looking for people who want to bring their energy, skills and knowledge to make South Australia the best it can be – joining more than 3,000 staff already dedicated to this task. Enjoy training and development, flexible work options and competitive pay and conditions.

Do you have experience in Human Resources, Employee Relations or Organisation Development? Are you looking to join a diverse team environment with the opportunity to get involved in a range of complex and challenging people focused projects? The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is looking to establish a pool of motivated individuals who have analytical and research skills and the ability to build relationships and negotiate complex matters. The Human Resources Consultant works closely on a daily basis with other unit team members and senior management across the department and liaises with other agencies and the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment of specific matters.

We are looking for suitable candidates with relevant demonstrated experience in one or more of the following human resource disciplines:

  • HR operations, including managing misconduct, unsatisfactory performance, redeployment and organisational restructuring;
  • Industrial/employee relations, including enterprise bargaining and complex industrial case management in State and Federal jurisdictions;
  • Organisational development, including workforce planning, metrics and organisational design;
  • Policy development; and/or
  • Workforce reporting, payroll administration, recruitment and HR transactional services.

Special Conditions: This is a temporary pool open for 12 months with opportunities for up to 12 months duration. Vacancies may be filled at the ASO5, ASO6 or ASO7 level depending on the organisational needs that arise. Opportunities may be offered on a full-time or part-time basis.

Note: Applicants are required to submit a written application of no more than two pages and a curriculum vitae demonstrating their suitability for the role. In addition applicants are required to complete the Cover Sheet quoting the vacancy number of the role being applied for. All applicants need to complete and return an Employment Declaration with their application for employment. The department supports flexible working arrangements to achieve work life balance. The SA Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety is a core value.

Closing Date: Applications are now being accepted

ASO5 $75,430 to $84,497 p.a. + Superannuation

ASO6 $87,384 to $92,743 p.a. + Superannuation

ASO7 $96,459 to $104,707 p.a. + Superannuation

Enquiries to:

Ms Tracy Thomas - HR Business Partner

Telephone: (08) 8343 2536

Email: tracy.thomas@sa.gov.au

Applications to:

Recruitment and Employment, Level 3, 136 North Terrace (GPO Box 1533) Adelaide SA 5001

Telephone: (08) 8343 2600

Email: dpti.apply@sa.gov.au

Role Statement (ASO5)
Role Statement (ASO6)
Role Statement (ASO7)
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply