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Legislation Support Administration Officer, APS Level 5, Corporate

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 5

About the team

The Legislation Liaison Unit is responsible for managing the legislation program for the Department.

The Legislation Liaison Unit is a small team located within the Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch of the department. The work of team can, at times, be high paced and driven by specific deadlines. The team’s work is varied and interesting, with a number of tasks running concurrently. We provide best practice legal services to the department and customer agencies to meet the needs of our clients and in turn Australian businesses. We provide a supportive and collegiate environment which is both challenging and enjoyable.

The policy and program areas of the department that the Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch advises are diverse and include Offshore Resources Minerals and Energy, Anti-Dumping, Space Activities, AusIndustry, Venture Capital, Research and Development Tax Incentive, Radioactive Waste, Science programs, Industry programs, the Australian Square Kilometre Array project, Questacon and the Australian Building Codes Board Office.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • strong organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail, including the ability to progress a number of detailed tasks concurrently and to deadlines
  • proven ability to use a wide range of IT applications and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • ability to work as part of a small team that often works under pressure to tight deadlines
  • demonstrated ability to understand and apply, or the ability to quickly learn and apply, legislative processes
  • strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.

What you will do

The Legislation Support Administration Officer supports the Legislation Liaison Officer and the Legislation Liaison Unit and contributes to the administrative implementation of the legislative processes. 

The successful candidate will:

  • work closely with the Legislation Liaison Unit to provide administrative assistance and participate in the processes for the delivery of the department’s legislation programme
  • provide assistance with legislative processes, including preparing Ministerial briefs, proofreading supporting documentation for legislation, and delivery of documentation to Parliament and Federal Executive Council Meetings
  • manage and maintain the Delegations and Authorisations Register for the department
  • prepare the legislation report for distribution
  • manage acquittal of invoices, filing and other general administrative duties as required


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

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing APS Level 5 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 5 vacancies should they become available within 12 months form the date advertised.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

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 this opportunity, please contact Lisa Wade via, or on (02) 6276 1528.

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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