As an Australian Public Service (APS) 1 ATO officer you will undertake a range of routine
operational and administrative activities, governed by established procedures, under direction from more senior ATO employees and within a team environment. Your role will be in one of
the four sub-plans that make up the ATO:
We will provide you with a varied range of work which may
As you gain experience, we will provide you with relevant work to broaden your
skills and knowledge.
APS1 officer roles are open to all Australian citizens.
APS1 roles are entry level positions and the work at this level is most
suitable for someone looking to start their career.
APS1 positions attract a large number of candidates. In
order to ensure we choose candidates with the right fit for our organisation, we
take candidates through a number of steps within the recruitment process.
Some of the stages that candidates might go through include:
You will undergo a
comprehensive corporate induction which introduces you to the ATO environment,
the work and its people. You will also receive training for the role you are being asked to perform. This may be in a formal
setting or on-the-job. In addition, you will be able to undertake self-paced
training and development using our online learning system.
APS1 positions may be advertised as a national campaign or
in specific sites throughout the year and will appear on the ATO careers website(external link).
The recruitment process was faster than positions in other agencies I had applied for,
making the process a nice change and allowed me to start my new job faster than
expected. I believe I have chosen an agency that can offer me excellent career
I have received very high levels of support and training, which I am very appreciative of,
especially with the workload for which my team is responsible. I feel that
there is a good work/life balance and I would like to see myself in the ATO for
years to come.
For more information see the About us section or go to the ATO website(external link).
To be eligible for employment you must be an Australian citizen at the time you commence work, or a current ongoing APS employee.
Late applications may not be considered.
You should first check if one was sent by logging on to e-Recruitment(external link), and clicking on ‘My Profile’ then ‘My Emails’. If your acknowledgement
is not shown email the contact officer for your particular vacancy.
You are able to log into e-Recruitment(external link) and update your personal
details at any time. However, you cannot change other details in your
application such as your employment and education history, your statement
detailing your claims to the position, or your site preferences (if relevant to
the vacancy in question). If there are significant issues that affect the
information in your application you should email the contact officer for your
It is a condition of employment in the ATO that you agree to have
a criminal history records check. You will be asked to provide information
about yourself and to give us the right to check any information you
provide with relevant authorities, such as the Australian Federal Police.
You may be contacted by telephone, email or SMS in regard to
your progress. It is important we have your updated details for all of
these forms of communication and that you check them on a regular basis. These
details can be updated once you log into e‑Recruitment(external link).
You should only indicate sites in which you would actually
be prepared to work. We are not able to transfer the location of any positions
as the work demand is in the sites we have indicated. If you have indicated
sites outside your home state, you must be willing to move interstate to take
up the role. You will not be eligible for any financial assistance to relocate.
'I believe I have chosen an agency that can offer me excellent career prospects.'
– Samantha Chudsinski, ATO officer