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Government recruitment

40 years of experience

Our dedicated team has more than forty years of combined experience providing government recruitment services to the public sector.

The public sector has unique and specific compliance requirements, which is why we maintain up-to-date licenses, security clearances, sit on various panels and rigorous processes to ensure that we can deliver the highest level of service to our clients.

Our extensive expertise in this area enables us to provide you with the best possible talent to achieve your organisational objectives. We understand the complexities of the legislative framework that underpins roles in the public sector as well as the importance of equity and diversity to create a well-rounded and potent team.

Recruitment solutions delivered with commitment

At Ignite, we pride ourselves on being accessible and dedicated to establishing enduring and robust connections with our clients. By promoting transparency and fostering open communication, we provide unparalleled service, collaborating closely with you to guarantee your human resources are of the highest quality.

We are enthusiastic about our work and treat every project with meticulous attention and a pledge to exceptionalism. Assisting our clients in finding the perfect talent for their specific requirements is a personally gratifying experience for our team.

Servicing all levels of government

Local government
As a company committed to supporting local communities throughout Australia, we provide great talent to local government organisations to help them grow and support the community.

State government
We’re proud to be a trusted provider of recruitment services to state government organisations across Australia. We understand the unique challenges and are committed to delivering the right talent to meet their needs.

Federal government
Our team has extensive experience working with various federal government departments, each with its own set of candidate requirements, cultural priorities, and agency needs. We’ve developed a deep understanding of the federal government landscape and are committed to delivering the best possible talent.

Not for profit
We also work with a diverse range of not-for-profit organisations across various industries, including employment services, Indigenous services, the arts, professional associations, health and community care, and research and development. Our recruitment services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each organisation, ensuring that we find the right talent to help them achieve their mission.

Why your government department will thrive with Ignite

Our database of pre-qualified talent is extensive with nearly one million people and a significant number of those with security clearance. What’s more, we have a dedicated national resource team that is intent on growing the database so that we’re talent-ready for you and future focussed.

A dedicated account management team will be assigned to you so you’ll always have a consistent point of contact that will regularly check in and prioritise ongoing communication; because our relationships are vital to us.

We focus on upskilling and investing in our consultants regularly through beneficial partnerships with leading training institutes to ensure our staff are always some of the most highly skilled in the industry.

Contractors are paid weekly, leading to happier, more satisfied employees.

Our recruitment process is straightforward.

  1. screen
  2. interview
  3. reference, security and working rights checks
  4. onboarding
  5. follow up

Government departments we recruit for

Our federal government panel agreements include:

  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Panel – SON3553649
  • Defence Support Services (DSS) Panel — SON3485107
  • Buy ICT – SON3413842
  • Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) – SON3557594
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP) Panel – SON3538332
  • NSW Government – SCM0007
  • ACT Government – SCM0007
  • QLD Government —GGS0060

Government roles we recruit for

  • ICT Architects
  • IT Project And Program Managers
  • Software Engineers And Testers
  • IT Developers, Business Analysts And System Analysts
  • Automation Specialists
  • Cyber-security Specialists
  • IT Security Managers
  • Cloud Specialists
  • Service Desk Analysts
  • Data Analysts, Modellers And Scientists
  • Scrum Masters
  • UX/UI Specialists
  • Project officers and managers
  • Program officers and coordinators
  • Executive assistants
  • Administration and business support officers
  • Purchasing officers
  • Policy officers
  • HR specialists
  • Engagement officers
  • Directors
  • Ministerial and parliamentary
  • Secretariat and governance

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  • Records and knowledge management officers
  • Information management officers
  • Systems librarians
  • Trainers
  • Archives officers
  • Librarians
  • Content officers
  • Accountants
  • Audit officers
  • Finance and contract officers and managers
  • Assistant directors
  • Payroll and budget officers
  • Finance support officers
  • Financial analysts
  • Accounts and financial administration officers
  • Economists
  • Data analysts

Latest government jobs

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Partner Testimonials: The Proof of Our Excellence

Zarina Fitzgerald
Hiring Manager
National Library of Australia
Zarina was incredibly helpful. Having never worked through the process to transit someone from an agency contract to a permanent organisational contract I was a bit lost but Zarina explained all the steps and what was needed of me. Thanks.
Mary Farag
Hiring Manager
Movigo Group
Mary has made the recruitment process so much more pleasurable, by vet and validating pre- interview candidates. Mary has kept in contact throughout the recruitment assignment and has provided continuous updates on new potential candidates, and has successfully put forward 2 individuals who I have now offered positions to.
Michael Higgins
Hiring Manager
ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Michael is well versed with our organisation and requirements and has been able to source the right candidates. The employees currently working with us are of high quality.
Zarina Fitzgerald
Hiring Manager
Department of Defence
Zarina has been a pleasure to work with over the last 2 years, she has been very accommodating and open, and has delivered ideal candidates for positions we have required. I would like to thank Zarina for her open communication and friendly nature. Zarina is very approachable and personable.
Nicole Henry
Hiring Manager
Department of Defence
Nicole is easy to communicate with and has proven professional in all her conduct. Nicole delivers to meet our business needs.
Michael Knight
Hiring Manager
ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Michael has a deep understanding of the market conditions and our business requirements. Michael is customer focused and provides high quality candidates aligned with business expectations.
Nicole Henry
Hiring Manager
Department of Defence
Nicole is approachable and responsive to client needs. She actively engages with us as the client, and regularly checking on performance of the candidates she has placed on engagements with us. Nicole works well with us as a client to ensure we obtain best outcomes for the Commonwealth, whilst ensuring we collectively provide the best experience for highly skilled staff.
Michael Higgins
Hiring Manager
ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Michael is the ultimate professional, very responsive to our business requirements and goes above & beyond to search & identify suitable candidates.
Nicole Henry
Hiring Manager
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Nicole is a pleasure to deal with. She worked tirelessly to provide us a large number of suitable candidates recently to fill some vacancies. The process was so smooth, the candidates are great and everyone is happy!
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