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Finance Vacancy N.N. 10719938
Australian Electoral Commission Closing date: Friday, 16 February 2018
Job Title: Divisional Office Clerk
Branch: Queensland
Section: Kennedy
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $57,745 - $63,282
Location: Mount Isa - QLD
Classification: APS Level 3
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Q00036 | NP

Job Description


A versatile person is required to undertake a range of complex and challenging administrative functions in areas of enrolment and election management as well as project management and delivery. A function of the role is to process the more complex and special categories of enrolment work and undertake enrolment related project work. The role also takes on planning and project management of key election activities and leads the delivery of a number of projects in an election period. They also will provide first line supervision to a small team and provide quality assurance of the electoral roll. In an election the position may be required to lead a team and provide training to key staff who aid in the delivery of planned activities. The position normally reports to the Office Manager.

Working extended hours and managing key election projects with immutable deadlines during an election period is required for this role. This may include prolonged periods of data entry.

Under general direction, and as a member of a small team, the Divisional Office Clerk will;

1. Undertake diverse electoral activities including maintenance of Commonwealth electoral rolls, investigating and reporting on cases of non-enrolment and non-voting, and the planning of and conduct of elections and referendums.

2. During an election period, supervise temporary workforce members, including providing work instruction, technical advice and support.

3. Exercise delegation as a Returning Officer for Industrial and Commercial Elections

4. Provide face to face and telephone frontline customer service

5. Maintain a safe working environment by taking all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with OH&S requirements.



Except in exceptional circumstances, AEC employees must be Australian citizens. Applicants are required to consent to undergo a character check prior to commencement.

About Australian Electoral Commission 

The Australian Electoral Commission is at the heart of Australian democracy. The AEC is responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums, maintaining the Commonwealth electoral roll and making sure the Australian public is informed about all electoral matters. Our goal is to see that all eligible Australians have a voice in our democracy.

Diversity makes our democracy strong and we believe it makes our organisation strong. We are committed to workplace diversity and actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, women and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The AEC is committed to political neutrality, so that all Australians have confidence in the fairness and integrity of our electoral system. A person who is, and is seen to be, active in political affairs, and intends to publicly carry on this activity, is therefore not eligible for employment with the AEC.

To Apply

Position Contact: Jacky Russell, 07 4743 5257
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 PS06-Fri - 02 Feb 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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