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Parliamentary Service Vacancy N.N. 10580366
Department of Parliamentary Services Closing date: Sunday, 26 August 2012
Job Title: Assistant Secretary, Research Branch
Branch: Research
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Parkes
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Position No: JO564
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting an Assistant Secretary who will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Research Branch. The branch reports to the Parliamentary Librarian under an annual resource agreement with DPS.

To be successful in the Assistant Secretary, Research Branch, role you will have a proven track record as a leader and motivator of a diverse team. You will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be an effective financial manager.

The Research Branch (RB) provides information, research and analytical services to Senators and Members and their staff, parliamentary committees and the parliamentary departments to support parliamentary or representational duties (services are not provided to constituents or for commercial purposes).

The range of services provided includes individually commissioned information, research and advisory services for clients and research publications. Commissioned information and research services involve responses to individual requests for information, research and/or critical analysis on subjects, issues and policies of interest to parliamentarians.


The successful applicant will need: excellent communication skills; effective financial management skills; appropriate tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience; and eligibility for a Negative Vetting 1 (secret) security clearance.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: DPS Recruitment, (02) 6277 5200,
Position Contact: Dianne Heriot, (02) 6277 7102
Apply Address: Please see information pack on DPS employment page -
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS31-Thu - 02 Aug 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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