Executive Officer, APS 6 & Executive Level 1

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Any location in Australia
Categories: APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Administration

About the department

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources and our broader portfolio are integral to the Australian Government’s economic agenda. Our purpose is to help the government build a better future for all Australians through enabling a productive, resilient and sustainable economy, enriched by science and technology. We do this by:

  • Growing innovative & competitive businesses, industries and regions
  • Investing in science and technology
  • Strengthening the resources sector.

The opportunity

The department has a number of current Executive Officer vacancies to fill at the APS Level 6 and Executive Level 1 classifications, and we will also be looking to create a merit pool to fill future opportunities over the next 18 months.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • excellent judgement
  • highly developed relationship building and liaison skills and the capacity to work well with others (including on sensitive matters)
  • initiative and the capacity to work independently to lead projects and deliver outcomes with minimal guidance
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • excellent organisational and time management skills and high-level attention to detail.

Additionally at the Executive Level 1 classification, candidates will demonstrate:

  • being a highly resilient leader with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • the capacity to think strategically and operate in a complex environment.

Our ideal candidate should demonstrate a willingness to apply policy, program, or stakeholder engagement skills in supporting their work area as an Executive Officer, or demonstrate experience in a similar role.

Our department has a commitment to inclusion and diversity, with an ambition of being the best possible place to work. This reflects the importance we place on our people and on creating a workplace culture where each and every one of us is valued and respected for our contribution. Our ideal candidate adds to this culture and our workplace in their own way.

What you will do

As a successful candidate, responsibilities will include:

  • maintaining high functioning networks and relationships with the Executive, Corporate teams and other business areas across the department
  • preparing, coordinating and proofing of complex or sensitive correspondence, including corporate documentation, submissions, talking points, briefing papers and senior committee papers
  • providing strategic advice to your Executive about divisional/branch matters and ensure they remain informed and aware of issues requiring attention
  • delivering project work related to the successful administration of your work area
  • providing secretariat support in a varied and dynamic work environment, including minute taking, digital record keeping and drafting of reports
  • maintenance and review of governance and compliance activities, including asset management planning and business continuity planning
  • maintaining and updating administrative practices, systems, and procedures to improve efficiency and service delivery
  • co-ordinating and monitoring procurements.

Additionally at the Executive Level 1 you will:

  • have awareness of the broader strategic environment and consider wider agency implications when making decisions and providing advice
  • provide leadership to the office team to deliver results by motivating, guiding and developing staff and identifying opportunities to enhance team performance.
  • lead the development of strategic documents including the business plan and annual divisional budgets


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

Positions require a minimum Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. Some vacancies may require a higher security clearance which will be clarified by the hiring manager.


This recruitment process is being used to fill various current ongoing APS Level 6 and Executive Level 1 vacancies. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

The department does currently offer flexible work opportunities for many roles. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

How to apply

Please apply for this vacancy via this URL as we are transitioning to a new recruitment system - https://industrycareers.nga.net.au/?jati=7425D87E-3315-4DBC-8854-D204D2650CB8

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

Please 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 key duties listed above.

Please complete your application online and provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact recruitment@industry.gov.au or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact Information

For more information on this vacancy, please contact John Krbaleski on 02 6243 7551 or John.Krbaleski@industry.gov.au.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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