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Ministerial Officer

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Comm... - Darwin, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Job description

Agency Department of Territory Families, Work unit Ministerial Liaison

Housing and Communities

Job title Ministerial Officer Designation Administrative Officer 5

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed to 24/11/2021

Salary $84,297 - $88,687 Location Darwin

Position number 38767 RTF 209399 Closing 05/04/2021

Contact Roz Ortner on 08 8999 1115 or roz.ortner@nt.gov.au

About the agency territoryfamilies.nt.gov.au

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=209399

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – Inclusion and diversity and Special measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments.

If you require an adjustment for the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more

information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will

be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Provide a high quality ministerial liaison service to the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities and its

Ministers and assist in meeting the agency's whole-of-government coordination and reporting obligations.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Assist in the coordination, preparation, quality assurance and processing of agency briefs and correspondence, checking

grammar, spelling, adherence to appropriate standards and formatting requirements.

2. Provide advice and assistance to staff in the preparation of ministerial correspondence and related documents and processes.

3. Provide a high quality, effective and timely liaison service between the Department and the Ministers' offices and other NT

Government agencies and maintain strong working relationships.

4. Coordinate and compose monthly reports to a range of recipients and a wide range of formats i.e. Minister, Cabinet etc.

5. Work with the Manager Ministerial Liaison to identify obstacles in secretariat systems, process and competencies that may

inhibit the agency in achieving its objectives and timelines and develop practical solutions to resolve these issues.

6. Other duties as required.

Selection criteria


1. A sound knowledge of ministerial correspondence and executive government requirements, processes and procedures

within a government setting.

2. A high standard of oral and written communication skills, including good proof-reading skills with speed, accuracy, formatting

and document presentation.

3. Organisational and administrative skills of a high order, with good attention to detail and ability to deal appropriately with

confidential and sensitive issues and documents.

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner in writing and orally, and to provide advice on procedural


5. Demonstrated ability to be proactive, and to work positively and enthusiastically as part of a small close-knit team.

6. Ability to relate to staff at all levels.

7. A willingness to work extended hours if and when required.

Further information

The recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice and undergo a criminal

history check (a criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history).