The Department for Energy and Mining gives employees the opportunity to be part of the global transformation economy. We oversee the responsible mining and production of the minerals, metals and fuels, to safely and sustainably generate the energy and low carbon products of the future.

Working for DEM - the opportunity to be part of the global transformation economy

What we offer

We are regularly seeking skilled candidates to work across our department in the following areas:

  • Energy and technical regulation
  • Oil and gas
  • Minerals and mining
  • Modern energy
  • Corporate functions (administration, communications, finance, human resources and information technology)

DEM offers a diverse, inclusive and friendly team environment, where you’ll be working alongside others who are passionate about energy and mining.

Flexible work arrangements

The South Australian Public Sector offers flexible working arrangements for employees, including:

  • schedule of hours worked - for example, flexitime, compressed or expanded work weeks, alternative start and finish times, changed shift and break schedules
  • number of hours worked - for example, part-time, job sharing, purchased leave, transition to retirement
  • place of work - for example, working at home, office work and activity-based work (such as field work)

Flexitime enables employees to negotiate start and finish times, within a range of core business hours, without increasing or reducing the total number of hours worked when averaged over a four-week cycle.

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Reward and Recognition program

DEM understands reward and recognition provides a powerful and meaningful way of acknowledging and engaging employees. Employee reward and recognition represents a return on an employee’s effort, dedication and work achievements. We are committed to fostering a culture of appreciation, where DEM employees feel their contributions are valued. By recognising and rewarding employee behaviour that exemplifies our High-Performing Behaviours Framework, we will facilitate the delivery of the best outcomes for South Australians.

Our Reward and Recognition program includes:

  • Recognition of years of service
  • Individual and team recognition (morning teas, lunches, staff activity, vouchers, sweet treats)
  • End of year departmental awards
  • Recognition from our Chief Executive
  • Professional development opportunities

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Wellbeing program

Developing and maintaining a healthy, resilient and engaged workforce is a key part of achieving DEM’s vision of becoming 'the best department in Australia'.

When employees are in a state of wellbeing at work, they are able to develop their potential, work productively and creatively, build positive relationships with others, cope with the normal stresses of life and make a meaningful contribution.

Wellbeing initiatives include:

  • Wellbeing training and webinars
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Free confidential on and off-site counselling services
  • Social activities including DEM Social Club and coffee roulette
  • Virtual Chair Yoga
  • Corporate Cup

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Current job opportunities

Job title (ref #) Open to Posting date Expiry dateClassification
Manager, Project Management Office (PMO) (517676)Everyone20/01/202309/02/2023ASO8
Senior Tenements Officer (517609)Everyone20/01/202309/02/2023ASO6
Senior Finance Officer (517474)SA Public Sector Employees only18/01/202331/01/2023ASO6
Senior Project Manager - Mine Completion (517298)Everyone11/01/202306/02/2023PO3
Drill Core Reference Library Officer (515808)Everyone04/01/202325/01/2023OPS1
Principal Strategic Policy Officer (515100)Everyone22/12/202217/01/2023ASO8
Chief Financial Officer (515543)Everyone24/12/202223/01/2023MAS3
Leader Performance and Government (515521)Everyone24/12/202223/01/2023ASO8
Senior Geologist - SA Digital Explanatory Notes (511525)Everyone24/11/202220/01/2023PO3

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More information

We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about working with the Department for Energy and Mining.

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