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Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Position Level: 
APS Level 4, APS Level 5
$66,756 - $77,461
Canberra - ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
28 May 2019
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Are you an experienced Personal or Executive Assistant with superior organisational skills, who takes pride in providing high-level support to executive teams? Are you highly motivated, and have a positive, driven attitude?

The department is seeking experienced, high performing, and motivated individuals to work as Executive Assistants at the APS 4 and APS 5 levels across all divisions. Executive Assistants at the APS4 level will support one or more General Managers (Senior Executive Service Band 1). As an APS5 you will support a Head of Division (Senior Executive Service Band 2) and provide high level stakeholder management.

Suitable candidates will:
• have excellent time management skills
• be able to manage multiple demands and prioritise work accordingly
• have a strong attention to detail
• have excellent interpersonal skills.

You will be responsible for providing high level executive and administrative support to SES officers and their division and/or branch more broadly, and will demonstrate excellent organisation and office management skills.

Our work is supported by building a high performance organisation. We continue to invest in our people and seek new approaches that will allow us to achieve our objectives and realise our vision in a rapidly changing and challenging environment.

We will be holding two information sessions at Industry House, 10 Binara St Canberra City as outlined below:

Monday 20 May 2019: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday 22 May 2019: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to allow for visitor sign in.
Please refer to our Career's pages for further information about the department and this role. If you are unable to attend an information session, please refer to the Candidate Package which can be found via the advertisement on our Career’s pages.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

These positions mainly require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. Some roles will require a higher level security clearance. If you are offered a role and do not have a current security clearance, we will work with you to arrange for this to be undertaken.

To ensure the Department is meeting the requirements of Section 8(1) successful candidates will be required to provide evidence that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person prior to being made an offer of employment. Acceptable evidence includes:

• a letter signed and executed by the Chairperson of an incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation confirming that they are recognised as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, or
• a confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent form executed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation.


This recruitment process will be used to fill current ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 4 and APS Level 5 roles. A merit pool of suitable candidates will be established to fill future ongoing or non-ongoing APS Level 4 and APS Level 5 positions as they become available in the 12 month period from the date advertised.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term for up to 18 months with a possibility of extension (up to 3 years)

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

For more information: 
Recruitment Team
(02) 6276 1235
Position number: 
Vacancy N.N. 10750528