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Executive Assistant, APS Level 5, Australian Radioactive Waste Agency

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Corporate, APS Level 5

About the team

The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA), a newly established Commonwealth Agency has a unique opportunity to lead and shape the future of Australia’s specialist expertise in radioactive waste management with a dynamic, multidisciplinary team working together to deliver on the Government’s commitment for the safe and secure management of the nation’s radioactive wastes.

Our ideal candidate

As the Executive Assistant, you will provide comprehensive administrative support to ARWA's two General Managers. You will work closely with all agency staff to ensure optimal effectiveness and productivity of the SES, the leadership team and ARWA more broadly.

Our ideal candidate will have exceptional communication, administrative, organisational and relationship management skills. You must be agile and able to prioritise effectively to manage multiple tasks.

You will also use discretion and initiative and have a high level of attention to detail.

What you will do

As the Executive Assistant to two General Managers (SES Band 1) you will support them across a range of activities. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Managing and coordinating calendars, work schedules and tasks.
  • Prioritising tasks in accordance with expectations.
  • Responding to incoming and outgoing communications.
  • Preparation, collation and timely distribution of meeting papers and minutes, reports and briefs.
  • Coordination of domestic and international travel.
  • Working collaboratively across the executive support cohort to assist ARWA’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Supporting the activities of the division.


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 job is being used to fill an immediate APS Level 5 vacancy. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies. 

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.

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 Gail Treverrow, Assistant Manager, Workforce at or on (02) 6102 9934.

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 is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please 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.

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