Australian Embassy
France
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Recruitment policy

Guidelines on our recruitment policy

Locally Engaged Staff (LES)


Unsolicited applications


Our recruitment policy is based on a competitive selection process. Therefore, we cannot process unsolicited requests for work. Only candidates applying for a specific position and invited for an interview will be contacted.


Internships


Internship vacancies will be posted on the Embassy website.

An Internship Agreement is required for internships in France. In order to be valid, it has to be signed by the company representative, the university representative and the student.
The content of the internship must be connected to your course of study. Its completion forms part of the educational requirements of your University course.
Australian students will have to:
1. Get the internship agreement endorsed by the French authorities (through the relevant “Préfecture”- a process to begin 3 months before the internship is due to commence).
2. Obtain a student visa for France (please contact the French Consulate in Canberra).

Job Opportunities


HR will accept only those applications for specific job openings.


Applications should be clearly marked with the job title and comprise:
• a covering letter (max 1 page)
• a resume
• a statement of claims against general requirements and selection criteria (no more than 2 pages):
Your statement should focus on your achievements; identify how your experience, knowledge, skills/abilities, personal qualities and other qualifications help you meet the selection criteria.
Please indicate specific examples of tasks or projects that you have undertaken problems you have solved or achievements relevant to the criteria and the duties. Provide a clear picture of your roles and responsibilities in the functions and tasks that you describe. This will also demonstrate your written skills and your ability to communicate succinctly and effectively.

When requested in the advertisement, candidates should clearly state all nationalities held. If French and English languages skills are both required for the position, your application should demonstrate your level of skill in both languages.

Incomplete applications or applications not meeting general requirements and selection criteria will not be considered. Please do not send any supporting documentation other than those items specifically requested.

Applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Section, Australian Embassy, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris or by email to recruitment.paris@dfat.gov.au by the date specified in the advertisement. Applications received after this date will not be read.


Selection process


Candidates must have a valid work permit/visa for employment in France. Otherwise, their application will not be considered.

All applicants will be acknowledged reception of their application within the following week. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed shortly thereafter.

We will determine a candidate’s suitability for the position by reference to their abilities, qualifications and relevant experience, standard of work performance and personal qualities, as compared to other candidates.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application, within the three months following the application.

For more information on the selection process, please click here


Designated Security Assessment Positions (DSAP):


A limited number of LES positions are DSAP which require the incumbent to have, or have the ability to obtain, an Australian security clearance. This requirement will be included in the vacancy advertisement. These positions are usually filled by Australian nationals or nationals of certain other countries (e.g New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada or US).