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Aurion System Administrator, APS Level 4, 5 or 6, Corporate

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Corporate, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6

About the team

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) has established itself as a provider of services under the Government’s Shared Services Programme. The Payroll & Aurion Support Team currently provides Payroll & Aurion System Administration services to our department and client agencies. 

Our ideal candidate

Our System Administrators play an integral role in providing high quality services to our departmental employees and client agencies. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a strong ability and willingness to adapt to change
  • a good working knowledge of the Aurion HRIMS system
  • excellent communication and customer service skills
  • position and organisation structure management
  • ability to create AQT reports
  • experience in running fortnightly pay runs
  • ability to problem solve and troubleshoot issues
  • ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment
  • demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage workload.

What you will do

System Administrators are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Aurion system and provide support to the Payroll Team. You will be involved in tasks such as streamlining processes, on-boarding new clients, implementing EA changes, maintaining system security and audit controls, and identifying opportunities for improvements to business processes to achieve efficiencies.

Duties include:

  • maintaining system integrity and audit controls
  • implementing organisation structure changes
  • implementation of EA changes, including wagecase and allowance increases, and changes to entitlements
  • maintain org & position costing
  • maintain system security profiles
  • testing system upgrades.

Desirable skills and experience include:

  • experience in System Administration of the Aurion system


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.


This recruitment process is being used to fill two current ongoing APS positions that could be filled at the APS 4, 5 or 6 levels. A merit pool may be established to fill future non-ongoing or ongoing APS 4, 5 or 6 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online.

Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding these positions please contact Skye Duffy on (02) 6276 1273 or

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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