Working for the Department

Find out what it is like to work at the Department. We are committed to a flexible work environment and providing opportunities for learning, development and career advancement.

  Find out if working for Department is for you

See what our staff say about roles such as Customer Service Officer, Driver Assessor, Client Support Officer and Contact Centre Consultant, and how they fit into the bigger picture. This video shows our human side and how we support teamwork, support, progression and your development.

  Our work environment

Find out what it is like to work at the Department. We are committed to a flexible work environment and providing opportunities for learning, development and career advancement.

Our values

Our values

  • Collaboration: Working together, we get things done. 
  • Wellbeing: Looking after ourselves and supporting others.
  • Adaptability: Always open to possibilities.
  • Accountability: Taking ownership, we deliver.

Learn more about our values.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer encouraging Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency.

We are committed to a flexible work environment

We are committed to creating a flexible work environment to meet changing business needs and to assist you to balance your work and life commitments.

We offer a range of working conditions to help you achieve this balance, which include:

  • Flexible working hours: in consultation with your manager you can vary your working hours, attendance patterns and working arrangements to best your work and personal commitments.
  • Where it is appropriate and achievable, you may negotiate to telework or work occasionally from home.
  • We will consider permanent part-time work arrangements where appropriate.
  • We offer four weeks of annual leave per year, with the option to purchase up to four extra weeks leave.

The Public Service and Government Officers CSA General Agreement 2017 below contains further information about the Department's working conditions.

We are committed to learning and development

We are committed to providing you with challenging learning opportunities that will develop and refine your professional and personal skills. As well as access to job specific training and development, you will also be able to participate in a range of corporate programs.

Performance Partnership Program

Our Performance Partnership Program provides you with an opportunity to discuss your career, your future plans and your work performance with your manager. It encourages open discussion between managers and employees regarding achievements and behaviours in line with our corporate values, and provides an opportunity for agreement regarding developmental needs and career directions.

Scholarship Program

Our Scholarship Program provides our employees with the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to undertake university, TAFE or industry-related studies

People Managers Program

The People Managers Program is a targeted and highly effective program designed to develop the leadership capability across DoT and support the achievement of our strategic objectives. It is aimed at people who are working in roles where they supervise or manage other staff. The Program is ideal for people who are new to supervisory roles and for more experienced managers who have not participated in any formal management or leadership development activities. The Program runs for 12 months and involves four customised and interactive workshops as well as regular assignments to reinforce and apply learnings in the workplace.

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  How to search for a vacancy and submit an application

The Department accepts online applications for vacancies as advertised on the WA Government Jobs Board (

You may search the Jobs Board for vacancies and register to receive vacancy notifications via email.

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  How to prepare your application

Check the closing date

Carefully check the closing date for each position. You are responsible for ensuring your application is lodged correctly with all attachments and it is received on time.

What should be included in your application

Please follow instructions outlined in the job advertisement.

You may be asked to submit:

  • Your resume (CV) demonstrating your relevant skills and abilities within the context of the job description form
  • A statement addressing the work-related requirements (selection criteria) and/or a cover letter.

  What happens once you submit your application?

A selection panel will assess all applications and invite the most competitive applicants to attend an interview.

In addition to an interview, you may be required to sit a psychometric test, give a presentation, or undertake a work assessment. The selection methodology will be decided by the panel and applied consistently throughout the process.

  Preparing for an interview

You are encouraged to re-read the Job Description Form and the work-related requirements. Consider how you would undertake the duties of the position and how you might resolve problems. Also, think of examples where you have applied relevant skills and abilities in a similar role or situation.

At the interview

You may find the following points useful to keep in mind when preparing for the interview:

  • Be on time.
  • Even if you have worked with members of the panel previously, you need to respond with enough details and with examples which display your suitability for the position.
  • Take time to answer each question.
  • Present answers clearly and concisely and where possible, relate your answer to relevant experience.
  • Remember, an interview is an exchange of information therefore you are welcome to ask questions or clarify information.
  • Take a copy of your application to the interview.

  What happens after the interview?

Reference check

We may contact your referees. We recommend that you provide two work-related referees with at least one referee being a current or previous line manager/supervisor.


All applicants are advised of the outcome of the selection process via email. You will be offered the opportunity to seek feedback on your application.

If you are the recommended applicant you will be required to submit proof of identification and your entitlement to work in Australia and, if required, any essential qualifications. Certain positions may require you to hold a current (no older than three months) National Police Clearance and/or a Working with Children's Card prior to a contract of employment being offered.

Offer of employment

Appointment letters are issued at the conclusion of the employment standard review period and receipt of documentary evidence required for the role.

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  Who to contact for more information

For a confidential conversation about the position, please contact the person nominated in the job advertisement.

If you require assistance with submitting your application or have a question about the recruitment process, please contact a member of our Recruitment Team on (08) 6551 6888 or email

You are encouraged to review our website for further information about the Department.

We wish you every success with your application to the Department of Transport and thank you for your interest in a career with us!

Page last updated: Wed Mar 29 2023 12:29:44 PM