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Parliamentary Service Vacancy N.N. 10760657
Department of the House of Representatives Closing date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Job Title: Clerk Assistant, SES Band 1
Division: Executive
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $155,448 - $193,680
Location: Capital Hill - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Website:

Job Description


About the department
Our department provides the House of Representatives, certain parliamentary committees, the Speaker and parliamentarians with a broad range of advisory and support services related to the exercise of the legislative power of the Commonwealth of Australia. We publish the records of the House and produce information resources so that the community can better understand and engage with the Parliament.
The department aims to meet high standards of performance as an organisation and this is reflected in its recognition as an accredited Investors in People organisation at the silver level. Investors in People is an internationally recognised quality standard that sets a level of good practice for improving performance through people. Investing in our people provides a practical link between our personal development and corporate goals.
About the role
We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated person to meet the challenges of working in the sensitive and complex parliamentary service environment.
There are four Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 employees who work with the Clerk and the Deputy Clerk to lead the department and to provide sound and impartial advice to the Speaker, office holders and members on parliamentary practice and procedure.
Each SES Band 1 employee has management responsibility for functions and offices in the department in one of the following roles: Serjeant-at-Arms, Clerk Assistant (Committees), Clerk Assistant (Procedure), or Clerk Assistant (Table). All positions are highly operational during sittings of the House and additional hours of work are usual.
The department places great emphasis on leadership and the leadership qualities expected of the senior leadership are reflected in the department’s leadership statement (included in the documentation).
1. Contribute to the senior leadership and efficient management of the department.
2. Manage one of the four major work areas of the department.
3. Provide advice and assistance to members and others on parliamentary practice and procedure.
4. Provide advice on administrative matters.
5. Undertake Clerk-at-the-Table duties in the Chamber and Federation Chamber.



1. Shapes strategic thinking and thinks strategically about issues facing the department.
2. Achieves results, with consistently sound judgment and managerial expertise.
3. Exemplifies personal drive and integrity.
4. Cultivates productive working relationships.
5. Communicates with influence, including the ability to provide high level written advice.
6. Demonstrates skills relating to parliamentary practice and procedure, or has the ability to develop these skills in minimal time.
Further information
Security assessment: The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 2 Clearance.
The remuneration package will be commensurate with the demonstrated experience, expertise and skills of the successful candidate.
The Clerk may, as part of the department’s rotation policy at this level, assign the person occupying any of the four positions to other duties at the SES Band 1 classification, if the Clerk considers it appropriate to do so.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: 24hr answering machine, 02 6277 4526,
Position Contact: Catherine Cornish, 02 6277 4222
Apply Address: Recruitment, Department of the House of Representatives, PO Box 6021, Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600
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 PS40 Tue - 01 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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