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Aps5 Ministerial And Parliamentary Officer

Chandler Macleod - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS5 Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The APS5 Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer will undertake activities and tasks using available information where options are not always evident. It will be required to perform procedural, clerical, administrative and operational tasks that supports and contributes to department objectives.

The role is a team membership position and is accountable for organizing their workflow and making independent decisions relating to an area of responsibility. It will provide policy advice within an area of specialization with advice based on policies and legislation.

The APS5 Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer will be responsible for ensuring that ministerial documents prepared by the department are fit-for-purpose, meet the content requirements of the task and are aligned with ministerial style and preferences.

The role will have a considerable level of contact with internal and external stakeholders and will be required to communicate with and provide advice on a range of matters to resolve moderately complex to complex enquiries.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Proofing and editing ministerial correspondence, submissions and briefs prior to ministerial consideration to ensure they meet ministerial requirements for style, preferences and content.
Monitoring, collating, reporting and communicating feedback from the quality assurance process to
Drafting and clearing officers to build the ministerial writing capability.
Coordinating Community of Practices to build capability and internal stakeholder confidence with ministerial and parliamentary practices.
Coordinating and drafting input from across the department to develop reports and input to portfolio responses.
Coordinating, drafting and quality checking Briefs, Ministerial Correspondence, Questions on Notice and Senate Briefs using the Parliamentary Document Management System (PDMS).
Contributing to the branch's corporate work program, reporting requirements and assist deliver branch governance obligations.

Role Specifications:
working in an open office environment (exposure to general workplace chatter)
working from home on occasion
working in a team environment
managing demanding and changing workloads and competing priorities
Significant periods of sitting at a counter / or desk
Attending external locations offsite including participants' homes (which may have multiple stories or be accessible only via uneven ground, stairs)
Operating a telephone / computer
Computer/screen-based work
Requirement to read or otherwise extract information from printed material / signage
High levels of phone usage

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email Neville.smith@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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