The purpose of the Australian Space Agency is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires and improves the lives of Australians – underpinned by strong international and national engagement.
The 10 year plan for the Australian civil space industry is outlined in the Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy . The Strategy outlines four strategic pillars and seven national priority areas which set a path to triple the size of the national space economy and create another 20,000 jobs in Australia by 2030. Responsibilities of the Agency include: providing national policy and strategic advice on the civil space sector; coordinating Australia’s domestic space sector activities; leading national and international space engagement; supporting the growth of Australia’s space industry and the use of space across the broader economy including through the Government’s flagship space program, the Moon to Mars initiative; administering space activities legislation and delivering on our international obligations; and inspiring the Australian community and the next generation of space entrepreneurs.
In conjunction with the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct and Values, the Agency has specific values that guide how we conduct our business both internally and externally. It is expected that all staff of the Agency closely identify and embrace these values.
Please visit www.space.gov.au to learn more about the Agency and understand our values.
Our ideal candidate
The successful applicant will be an experienced Executive Assistant, responsible for providing high level executive and administrative support to a General Manager in the Agency, as well as the Agency more broadly, and will demonstrate excellent organisation and office management skills. You will work as part of a small, high performing team within a complex and fast-paced environment.
You will have strong demonstrated experience in the following:
What you will do
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
This position requires a minimum baseline security clearance to start and the need to obtain a Negative Vetting 1 level security clearance once in the role.
This role is being offered on a full-time, ongoing based in the Agency’s Canberra office.
How to apply
Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, résumé and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.
You are required to complete your application online. Your pitch can contain no more than 3000 characters (approximately 500 words) and should align to the job description
You are also required to provide your current résumé with your application. (Résumés must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Therese Breen on email@example.com .
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 builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position
Advertised: 12 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Oct 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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