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Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Vacancy N.N. 10765999
Fair Work Ombudsman Closing date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Job Title: Calculations Officer
Division: Operations
Branch: Proactive Compliance
Section: Calculations
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $70,610 - $76,589
Location: Melbourne - VIC; Sydney - NSW
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) provides a challenging and supportive work environment with access to great training and development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

You will be rewarded and recognised for your performance and have the satisfaction of knowing you work for an agency which aims to achieve fairness in Australian workplaces, and delivers practical workplace relations advice and assistance.

The Calculations Team is looking for candidates to fill the position of Calculations Officer to perform calculations to assess employer compliance with modern awards and agreements.

The FWO’s Calculations Team is part of the Proactive Compliance Branch within the Operations Group. The team supports the FWO’s compliance and litigation activities via the provision of time and wage calculations and analyses.

Successful applicants will work closely with our Fair Work Inspectors, Calculations Officers and IR technical experts.

Graduates and undergraduates in the streams of accounting, bookkeeping or mathematics are welcome to apply. Experience in processing payroll and / or bookkeeping will also be well regarded.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

- Qualifications in (or finalising studies) accounting, bookkeeping or mathematics streams
- Well-developed IT skills and Excel / spreadsheet skills
- Demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail
- Sound judgement, problem-solving skills, ability to self-manage, set priorities and meet deadlines
- Sound verbal and written communication skills including the ability to concisely summarise information
- The ability to work independently and collaboratively across teams

The FWO is an independent statutory office established by the Fair Work Act 2009. For further information about the Fair Work Ombudsman, please visit

Typical Duties

The typical duties will include, however, are not limited to:

- Performing time and wage calculations, i.e. comparing data/records from employers against the minimum entitlements contained in modern awards and enterprise agreements
- Manipulating and presenting data and calculations to contribute to the development of calculations reports
- Applying Workplace Relations knowledge, including interpretation of modern awards, agreements and legislation
- Acting on the instructions and advice of Fair Work Inspectors and Legal staff to respond to the evolving needs of investigations


How to Apply

If you are interested in the opportunity of working at the Fair Work Ombudsman in this role, please tell us in no more than 800 words:

- Why you are interested in the role; and
- How your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications make you the best candidate for this opportunity

If you have any questions about this recruitment exercise, please email

All applications must be submitted via our online application system through the FWO website.

Applications close 11pm Thursday 12 December 2019

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Positions will be offered on a non-ongoing basis for a period of 3 to 6 months

To Apply

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 PS49-Fri - 29 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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