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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.


Network Planner, Road Transport

Vacancy No. 2017-18567
Ongoing Appointment
Classification: PO3
Location: Adelaide CBD

We have an exciting opportunity for a Network Planner to be a part of our Planning and Transport Policy directorate within the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. This position plays a key role in developing and maintaining area and corridor plans for the development and management of the states road transport system. The position monitors and evaluates future travel demands, keeps informed on new initiatives, identifies and monitors key performance indicators, and manages the conduct of road planning, studies and economic, social and environmental analysis contributing to the identification of interventions to achieve desired outcomes that are integrated with proposals for other elements of the transport network and land use planning. The position supports the Unit Manager, Road Transport in providing strategic advice, and in liaising and consulting with a broad range of agency, state and national stakeholders consistent with agency and state strategic objectives.

Essential Qualifications: Professional Engineer. Eligible for membership of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Special Conditions: Some out-of-hours work will be required. Intra/interstate travel necessitating overnight absences 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: 5:00 pm on 28  March 2017

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

Enquiries to:

Mr Michael Whitford - A/Manager, Road Transport

Telephone: 0439 348 440

Email: michael.whitford@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
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: 5:00 pm on 23 February 2018

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

Team Leader, Urban Construction and Bridge Maintenance

Vacancy No. 2017-18120
Temporary / Term (Up to 24 months)
Classification: ASO7/PO4
Location: Walkley Heights

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Team Leader to join a large government agency working within the Asset Management team with Urban Constructions and Bridge Maintenance. The purpose of this position is required to lead and manager staff within the Unit, including Public Sector Act, Weekly paid and Contract staff. The Team Leader is also responsible for the implementation of business efficiency and customer improvement strategies across the urban construction and bridge maintenance business.

Essential Qualifications: Relevant degree level, or higher, qualifications. A current driver's licence is essential.

Special Conditions: Some work outside normal hours and travel necessitation overnight absences will be involved. This role is being called as a dual call at the ASO7/PO4 level. This role will be filled at either classification depending on the level of responsibility and accountability assigned.

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 24  March 2017

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

Enquiries to:

Mr Dominic Burchell - Team Leader, Road Delivery

Telephone: (08) 8260 0278

Email: dominic.burchell@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 (ASO7)
Role Statement (PO4)
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply

Passenger Service Assistant (Pool)

Vacancy No. 2017-18224
Ongoing Appointment
More than one role
Location: Adelaide

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is seeking to establish a pool of Passenger Service Assistants, for a period of 12 months. Successful candidates will be placed in the pool and may be appointed as vacancies arise.

Here’s your chance to work for a vibrant and innovative department that oversees planning, transport and infrastructure within our state.

The Department is responsible for the delivery of the State’s public transport this includes train, tram, bus and taxi services.

The Safety and Service Division has lead responsibility for achieving and supporting public transport growth with significant investment in public transport revitalisation of train, tram and bus infrastructure, including electrification of the rail network.

Duties: Passenger Service Assistants are required to undertake a broad range of functions with a focus on providing exceptional customer service. Functions include responding confidently, courteously and efficiently to customer enquiries, providing timely and accurate information, ticketing compliance and ensuring the safety of customers. To be successful in this role you will be a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic who is able to work within a team or independently whilst providing exceptional customer service.

Special Conditions: To be eligible for this role, candidates must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
  • be willing to work shift work in accordance with a 7 day rotating roster, including early mornings, nights, weekends and public holidays
  • be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical and criminal history clearance.

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 17 March 2017

$932.59 - $1,104.41 per week

Enquiries to:

Mr Rocky Caruso - Team Leader, Operational Services

Telephone: (08) 7109 7399

Applications to:

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

Email: dpti.apply@sa.gov.au

Role Statement
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply
Pre Screening Application

Passenger Service Assistant (Pool)
(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Vacancy No. 2017-18227
Ongoing Appointment
More than one role
Location: Adelaide

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is seeking to establish a pool of Passenger Service Assistants, for a period of 12 months. Successful candidates will be placed in the pool and may be appointed as vacancies arise.

Here’s your chance to work for a vibrant and innovative department that oversees planning, transport and infrastructure within our state.

The Department is responsible for the delivery of the State’s public transport this includes train, tram, bus and taxi services.

The Safety and Service Division has lead responsibility for achieving and supporting public transport growth with significant investment in public transport revitalisation of train, tram and bus infrastructure, including electrification of the rail network.

Duties: Passenger Service Assistants are required to undertake a broad range of functions with a focus on providing exceptional customer service. Functions include responding confidently, courteously and efficiently to customer enquiries, providing timely and accurate information, ticketing compliance and ensuring the safety of customers. To be successful in this role you will be a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic who is able to work within a team or independently whilst providing exceptional customer service.

Special Conditions: To be eligible for this role, candidates must:

  • be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
  • be willing to work shift work in accordance with a 7 day rotating roster, including early mornings, nights, weekends and public holidays
  • be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical and criminal history clearance.

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

An information session will be held Friday 10 March 2017.
To register your interest for this session please contact Ms Buckskin.

Closing Date: 5:00 pm on 17 March 2017

$932.59 - $1,104.41 per week

Enquiries to:

Ms Chantel Buckskin - Aboriginal Cultural Consultant

Telephone: (08) 7109 7140

Applications to:

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

Email: dpti.apply@sa.gov.au

Role Statement
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply
Pre Screening Application
Confirmation of Aboriginality and Torres Strait Islander

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.

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 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: 5:00 pm on 10 February 2017 

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