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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10715440
Australian Financial Security Authority Closing date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Job Title: Insolvency Services Officer – Contributions
Division: Insolvency and Trustee Services
Section: Contributions
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $58,372 - $62,999
Location: Melbourne - VIC
Classification: APS Level 3
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 23243; 23241; 23244; 20025 | NP
Agency Website:

Job Description


AFSA actively promotes flexibility with working options in this role.
We encourage flexible work patterns and flex time options to support your family commitments and personal interests.

• Located in Melbourne CBD
• Diverse Role – no two days are the same!
• Professional, dynamic & rewarding work environment

About Us
The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) is an executive agency in the Attorney General’s portfolio. We provide improved and equitable financial outcomes for consumers, business and the community through the application of bankruptcy and personal property securities laws, regulation of personal insolvency practitioners, and trustee services.

About Insolvency and Trustee Services (I&TS)
The I&TS division provides information to debtors on options to deal with unmanageable debt, assesses and registers bankruptcy, debt agreement and personal insolvency agreement applications from debtors and registered court-ordered insolvency administrations. It also issues bankruptcy notices on the application of creditors, and exercises statutory powers of the Official Receiver to obtain information and recover monies on the application of trustees administering insolvent estates.

The Contributions team is part of the I&TS Division, and has the critical role of managing the relationship with the bankrupt and creditors for the duration of a bankruptcy.

Your role
As an Insolvency Services Officer, you will work collaboratively as part of a team, achieve operational quality and quantity targets by performing preliminary and routine registrations, investigations and administration of estates. You will:

• Assess and issue applications in accordance with legislation, established operational practices, policies and procedures
• Maintain corporate and legislative records in accordance with established requirements
• Prepare routine correspondence and reports for stakeholders
• Engage with clients regarding routine and preliminary enquiries
• Maintain effective communication with key internal stakeholders

About You
This is a great opportunity to showcase your case management and client services experience. This may be from insurance, social work, community development or any other fields – we are looking for results-focused individuals with diverse experience and backgrounds. You will be able to demonstrate:
• Case Management Experience
• Strong Stakeholder Liaison and Client Services
• Excellent Communication and Influencing Skills
• Ability to apply legislation and think analytically
• Attention to detail, self-motivation and ability to prioritise

Why apply?
You will enjoy excellent conditions including modern work environment, flexibility to balance work and personal life, generous superannuation (15.4%) and a workplace committed to providing an environment that values diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential.

Be part of a leading financial regulatory body and build your lateral thinking abilities and problem solving skills with a career in insolvency!


Please note that this opportunity is open to all eligible members of the community. Normally only Australian citizens are eligible for employment, although non-citizens may be appointed where they are prepared to take necessary steps to seek citizenship as a condition of employment.

To satisfy character requirements all AFSA employees must undergo a police records check.

Where a person has received a redundancy benefit from APS agency employment and their corresponding redundancy benefit period has not expired, they may be ineligible for employment.

This recruitment process is being used to fill current ongoing and non-ongoing positions in our Melbourne office. A merit pool of suitable candidates may be established as a result of this process to assist AFSA fill ongoing and non-ongoing positions that may become available over the next 12 months. Should a non-ongoing position become available it will be offered for a period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (up to a total period of 3 years). Should a non-ongoing position become ongoing or should an ongoing position become available, the merit pool established by this process may be used to determine a suitable candidate(s).


Email applications should clearly state your name, the position title and location in the subject line.

Your application will be assessed against work related qualities and essential capabilities of the position and must include:
• A completed application cover sheet
• A current resume
• A covering letter (2 pages max) stating why you are interested in the position, how your skills and experience make you the best person for the position and what value you can add to AFSA and the Insolvency and Trustee Services division.

Candidates may be required to undergo psychometric and/or work sample testing as part of this selection process.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

For a period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (up to a total period of 3 years).

To Apply

Position Contact: Danny Klopovic, 03 8631 4828
Apply Address:
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 PS45-Mon - 06 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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