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Please submit application materials in MS Word or PDF formats only.
Note:The Embassy of Australia in Washington DC does not engage external consultants to undertake its recruitment activity. Please read the position documentation below for the vacancy you are interested in and follow the application procedures listed at How to Apply.
Taxation is a personal responsibility for all Locally Engaged Staff (LES) and individuals should confirm their taxation obligations before considering an offer of employment with the Embassy.
For Australians considering employment at the embassy, please use the following link to assess your tax status with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) http://calculators.ato.gov.au/scripts/axos/axos.asp?CONTEXT=&KBS=residency_leaving.XR4. Please note that the embassy is required to report to the ATO the earnings for those staff considered to be Australian residents for taxation purposes.
Information about the Australian-US tax treaty on double taxation can be found here http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/aus.pdf
For those staff with a taxation obligation to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - in the United States - information on filing US taxes can be found here http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p519.pdf
Dependants of A-based and LES with employment authorisation are required to file tax returns with the IRS in order to renew their employment authorisation cards. This includes returns for those applying treaty exemptions, those with nil earnings, and those employed outside of the embassy. This does not remove the obligation to file tax returns with the Australian Taxation Office.
Please note that there is no relocation allowance given to a successful candidate of a locally engaged position. See Living in the greater Washington DC area for possible sources of information on accommodation, transportation and cost of living in Washington DC and its surrounds.
Terms and conditions of employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
Please use the following link to see the full terms and conditions of employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC terms and conditions
The Embassy of Australia Human Resources Department is currently soliciting interest from persons available to work in temporary positions. Temporary vacancies are usually filled on a short-term contract basis.
NOTE: like all temporary employees, applicants will need to have appropriate work authorisation and correct visa/residence status to be employed.
Specific questions related to temporary positions can be directed to Paul P. Vella at 202 797 3284 or by email at Recruitment.Washington@dfat.gov.au
To be considered for short term temporary vacancies go to How to Apply for Temporary Employment.
Long term temporary vacancies (e.g. six months or longer) will be advertised here. These vacancies have different application requirements to those for short term temporary vacancies.
Vacancies at other Posts
From time to time, other posts in the USA will advertise here. Check their websites for other vacancies and further information. Do not send applications or enquiries for vacancies at other posts to the Embassy in Washington DC.