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APS4 Executive Assistant

  • Attractive salary

  • Inner south location

  • Please call Laura Slater on 02 6257 3331

Exciting opportunity for an executive all rounder in a busy government department.

Your new company
You will be working for a large and highly influential department within Australia.

Your new role
Your new role as an APS4 Executive Assistant will see you support a busy Assistant Secretary on an up-coming project. This position needs a motivated self-starter who is able to work within set deadlines and prioritise effectively in order to manage a busy work load. Your positive attitude, approachability and ability to work as part of a team will ensure success in this role. This contract will initially be for a period of 3 months with the possibility of extension.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Diary management and associated meeting arrangements including coordinating briefings;

  • Managing incoming correspondence including emails, briefs, letters and appointment requests;

  • Filtering requests to relevant executives;

  • Receiving and screening of telephone calls to ensure appropriate and timely responses;

  • Managing and establishing strong stakeholder relationships both internally and externally;

  • Coordinating travel including flights, accommodation, visas, travel allowances and reimbursements;

  • Maintaining records in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and coordination skills. You will have experience establishing good relationships with stakeholders and staff, build wide and effective networks of contacts, and adapt your interpersonal style to suit different people or situations.

You are an excellent multi-tasker, able to quickly adapt to new challenges and stay organised in a fast-paced environment. You have excellent attention to detail and have the ability to effectively follow procedures and policies.

Candidates with previous Federal Government experience will be highly considered for this role. To be considered for this role you will need to be an Australian citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance at the Baseline level or higher.

What you'll get in return
This Government Department is ideally located in the inner south of Canberra, situated closely to public transport, restaurants and shops. You will receive on the job training and an attractive hourly rate.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Laura Slater on 02 6257 3331 now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact Laura Slater for a confidential discussion on your career.

Date Posted
Administration & Secretarial
Canberra, ACT 2601
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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