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The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) is a statutory authority within the Health portfolio.
OTA staff are engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 and terms and conditions of employment are provided for under the Organ and Tissue Authority Enterprise Agreement 2015 – 2019.
How do I Apply?
Before submitting an application for a job with the OTA please:
- study the general information on this page about the OTA’s recruitment process
- familiarise yourself with the relevant Position Description and Selection Criteria, and
- speak to the Contact Officer.
Eligibility to Apply
To be eligible for engagement, applicants must be Australian citizens.
There are also restrictions on the employment of people who have recently accepted a redundancy benefit from an APS Agency or a non-APS Commonwealth employer within the previous 12 months. This includes any payment as a result of the shortening of a retention period or payment made to an SES employee under Section 37 of the Public Service Act 1999 from an APS Agency or non-APS Commonwealth employer.
All OTA staff will be required to undergo a police check or a security clearance. In this regard, successful applicants may be required to provide detailed personal information covering the past ten years. This may include previous employment, previous addresses, financial information and other details such as overseas travel.
Preparing your Application
Your application should be brief and address the selection criteria. A selection decision may be based solely on your written application and referee reports, and it is the quality, rather than the quantity that is the most critical factor.
You are encouraged to:
- address each selection criterion giving key examples and/or achievements
- attach a brief statement of your employment history
Lodging your Application
The OTA’s preference is to receive all applications via email at email@example.com.
If you are unable to submit your application via email, please contact the Human Resources team on (02) 6198 9899.
Methods for Selection
The selection method used will vary depending on the circumstances. Interviews may not be held in all cases. Selection may be based entirely on application and referee reports.
If you are asked to supply written referee reports, either at the time of applying or at a later stage in the selection process, your referee will need to provide comments against each selection criterion. Only provide written referee reports when requested to do so.
Generally late applications will not be accepted. If you are not able to lodge a full application by the closing date due to extenuating circumstances, you may discuss your situation with the Contact Officer. If granted an extension you must ensure that a complete application is forwarded by the date agreed with the Contact Officer to be considered for the employment opportunity. Applications not received by the agreed date will not be followed up.
Availability for Interview
Unless you advise the Contact Officer otherwise, the OTA will consider you available for interview from the date applications close. Where possible, the Selection Committee will usually give you at least two working days’ notice of your interview.
Questions about Specific Vacancies
If you have any questions about the job, the functional area in which the employment opportunity exists or your eligibility to apply, the Contact Officer will be able to assist you.