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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10715656
Australian Bureau of Statistics Closing date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Australian Statistician
Division: Governance, People and Culture Division
Branch: Governance and Parliamentary
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $78,816 - $89,008
Location: Belconnen - ACT
Classification: APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 17/0375

Job Description


The ABS is looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual to provide high level secretarial, personal and administrative support to the Australian Statistician.

As the successful candidate you will work under limited direction to anticipate and manage the requirements of the Australian Statistician and meet key strategic, operational, policy and legislative objectives. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of government processes and procedures, and take the initiative to highlight risks and opportunities to the Australian Statistician.

This role requires well-developed written and verbal communication skills, good organisation and judgement skills and attention to detail to deliver quality outputs within tight and often conflicting deadlines.

You will report to the Director of Governance, with three direct reports. You will work with and be able to act as a trusted advisor for the other Executive Assistants. You will also display personal drive and integrity and be able to confidently negotiate and liaise with senior staff in the ABS as well as in other government/non-government organisations.

The Executive Assistant duties include but are not limited to:

• managing diary, telephone, in-tray and emails including ensuring that relevant papers are distributed prior to meetings
• providing a full range of travel and accommodation booking services, and managing subsequent financial acquittals
• undertaking administrative and research tasks to support the Australian Statistician including meeting logistics and briefing preparation
• providing a well-informed point of contact for stakeholder enquiries
• preparing correspondence from oral and written instructions
• arranging meeting venues, video conference bookings and catering
• providing secretariat support including developing agendas, taking minutes, documenting and distributing action plans
• preparing documents and managing records in accordance with approved policies and procedures
• keeping track of a high volume of activity, prioritising as required and ensuring that deadlines are met.



To be eligible for engagement to the Australian Public Service (APS), candidates must be Australian Citizens.

If you are identified as the preferred applicant for a job, you will be required to undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which may include a police records check and health clearance.


Whilst this position currently does not require the occupant to have a security clearance, it may at some time in the future and to continue performing those duties you must be prepared to obtain a security clearance at that time

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Australian Bureau of Statistics 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

The ABS also has an important leadership role, coordinating statistical activities and collaborating with official bodies in the collection, compilation, analysis and distribution of statistics, such as the Department of Health, Department of Industry, as well as national statistical offices in Timor Leste, Fiji and Indonesia. This assists in maximising the value of government investment on these activities, and ensures outputs are fit-for-purpose.

The ABS operates in a dynamic and progressive environment and houses permanent offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Geelong. We also have a number of field staff working across all parts of Australia. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

To find out more visit 'Careers' on our website at .

To Apply

Position Contact: Tania Carr, 02 6252 5288
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-Thu - 09 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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