APS6 Governance and Secretariat Officer

Posted 29 January 2024
Salary$60 - $65 per hour, Benefits: + superannuation
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment FederalAdministration

Job description

APS6 – Secretariat and Governance Officer
  • $60 to $65 per hour per hour + super  
  • Canberra, Deakin – Brand New Office
  • Contract (12-month + possible extension)
  • Hybrid with Flexible Work Arrangements
The Organisation:
This Government body works with people with disability, providers, and the community to deliver nationally consistent, responsive, and effective regulation of service providers. They seek to uphold the rights of, and promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of people with disability receiving supports or services.

About the role:

The APS6 Governance and Secretariat Officer (Labour Hire) is accountable under limited direction to undertake complex work that is guided by legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents.
The position is a team leadership position within the Agency and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks across a range of activities. The role is required to provide leadership, control, planning, resource management, performance management and decision making for the Team Membership within the work area.
The APS6 Governance and Secretariat Officer (Labour Hire) has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

Duties will include but not be limited to;

  • Undertaking secretariat and governance functions including, coordinating meetings and attendees, preparing documents, agendas, taking minutes, managing action lists and preparing submissions for working groups, sub committees and committees.
  • Providing support and advice to other areas of the Taskforce Management Office (TMO), and the Committees of the Fraud Fusion Taskforce.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of governance policies, procedures, and guidance documents.
  • Assisting in the monitoring and communication of Committee actions and outcomes and ensuring the accountable executive is addressing the relevant action items.
  • Maintaining corporate records including minutes, committee terms of reference, registers of interest, decision registers and action registers.
  • Reviewing and editing documents ensuring a very high standard, aligning with the format and template requirements for senior executives.
  • Managing mailboxes of the branch, bringing relevant matters to the attention of the Director, Governance, and other referring other matters appropriately for prompt action.
Effectively managing day to day demands and competing priorities across Committees and renegotiating timeframes where necessary.

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have a positive contemporary attitude to people with disability, ideal candidates will have experience in a similar role, or the ability to demonstrate that they possess:
  • A strong aligned working history.
  • Sound experience in a similar role, preparing complex and/or sensitive correspondence and corporate documentation.
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team environment where expertise can be developed and appropriately shared.
Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police Check and completion of the Agency’s screening checks, including; Working With Children Check. NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Hold an active NV1 Security Clearance.
Any gaps or periods of time spent overseas for 12 or more months (cumulative) that cannot be verified by an Australian referee is deemed uncheckable, rendering the applicant ineligible for a security clearance.

How to apply
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more, please contact Bill O’Rourke on 02 6162 7319 or via borourke@dfp.com.au

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.