APS 4 Administration Officer

Posted 26 March 2024
Salary$74882 - $81521 per annum
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment FederalGovernment Local

Job description

APS 4 Administration Officer  
  • $74,882 to $81,521 + Super
  • Canberra, ACT
  • Initial 7- month (then 6-month extension)
About the role
The role of an APS4 Administration Officer in COBM is to support the achievement of operational outcomes in line with the department’s corporate plan and Biosecurity Operations Division business plan. The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills with the ability to adapt to change and contribute to decision making processes. They will also be required to demonstrate high level of judgement and expertise to interpret and analyse information from a range of sources.

Duties include
  • Contributing to pathway human resources functions including data entry and maintaining recruitment registers, drafting recruitment briefing and procurement documents, consulting with cargo operations pathway business areas, utilising departmental recruitment systems.
  • Coordination and management of branch finances such as invoicing and contract creation.
  • Handle team inbox inquires.
  • Contributing to plans and objectives for short-term
  • Engaging in learning and development opportunities
  • Communicating (both verbally and in writing), liaising, negotiating with, and responding to internal and external stakeholders, including government agencies and industry.
  • Problem solving and reporting to the manager.
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with team members and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of APS Values and Employment Principles
Knowledge and experience
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs with the ability to quickly learn in-house IT systems.
  • The capacity to quickly develop a solid understanding of the relevant legislation, policies, and guidelines in an operational context.
Skills and capabilities
  • Strong written communication skills, including drafting emails and client correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate to a range of different people in a regulatory environment, building collaborative and productive relationships.
  • Ability to gather information, problem solve and make a judgement on the next course of action, particularly as it relates to the interpretation of regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and adapt to changing priorities to achieve sound outcomes in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently to meet workload demands while navigating through changing priorities.
  • Ability to respond positively to change, remain flexible during times of change and uncertainty, and embrace business improvement opportunities.
  • Digital literacy skills to confidently learn and utilise the department’s systems.
  • Ability to maintain a strong work ethic with the ability to set and deliver on priorities.                                                                                                
If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting ‘Apply for this job’. Alternatively, contact Mishael Solomon on 02 6162 7317 or email via MSolomon@dfp.com.au for further discussion.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.