Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144692
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryCompetitive
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantJess Kaur
As one of the Australia’s largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod’s recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Senior Secretariat Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

  • Provide secretarial support as required to the Agency, its councils and committees. This includes preparation of agendas and meeting papers, drafting minutes and liaison and support for committee members.
  • Actively manage stakeholders through liaison with committee Chairs and members, state contact officers, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and the Agency’s staff.
  • Provide legislative and operational policy advice to the Chief Executive and the Agency’s executive team to support the Agency’s strategic outcomes.
  • Manage and report on key performance indicators and advise the Director on budget matters associated with a team as part of expenditure review and planning.
  • Experience in a committee management role, including the organisation of high-level committee meetings; drafting, editing, and analysing formal documents as part of quality assurance processes.
  • Proven ability to build relationships including the ability to work effectively as a member of a small team, as well as the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing to a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • High level written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to determine priorities and work under pressure to deliver on competing demands.
  • The ability to effectively utilise knowledge and resources to ensure the timely delivery in a changing environment, including the ability to effectively manage tasks of competing priority.
  • Strong project management skills, people management skills, initiative and flexibility.
 Essential requirements for this role:
  • Relevant administrative and/or secretariat experience including a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and experience in using associated financial and administrative systems such as TechOne, Content Manager and BoardEffect 
  • The ability to work collaboratively and productively in a virtual environment. 
If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting “Apply for this job”. Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.