Join one of WA’s most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting.
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians – now and into the future.
We lead and advise on key projects across the state. Our key focus areas are:
- Aboriginal heritage and lands management
- Crown land administration
- Historic heritage conservation services
- Integrated land and infrastructure policy development
- Land use planning and policy development
The vast scope of our work ranges from managing much-loved State assets such as Fremantle Prison and Whiteman Park, to overseeing the Aboriginal Lands Trust and Crown land estates, to working closely with other state government departments on strategic government projects such as MetroNet. Find out about what motivates and fulfills our people in the work they do every day.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
Our new Activity Based Work (ABW) environment reflects the diverse types of work we do and creates opportunities for us to choose how we work together. We are evolving, reducing our footprint, and strengthening our identity so that together we can continue developing innovative and efficient solutions for Western Australia’s future. To view how we operate in an Activity Based Work environment, please click here.
To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer please visit the Careers at the Department page on the DPLH website.
If you have any communication or access needs that require adjustment to allow you to participate in this recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team on (08) 6551 9419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you an experienced Executive Assistant with an interest in Architecture?
If so, then we want to hear from you!
The Executive Assistant to the Government Architect provides comprehensive business and executive support to the Government Architect and contributes to the achievement of Office of the Government Architect (OGA) and Reform, Design and State Assessment (RDSA) Division objectives. The OGA provides specialist technical and professional assistance and high-level strategic support to the Government Architect. The Government Architect provides leadership and strategic advice to government to enhance the design of public and private buildings and spaces creating better built environment outcomes for Western Australia.
We currently have a 12 month fixed term appointment (covering a period of parental leave) with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. This is a full time position, (however consideration may be given to applicants seeking part-time opportunities). This process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may arise across the WA public sector in the next twelve (12) months from the initial date of appointment.
The Department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that you are the right cultural fit with a positive and can-do attitude, therefore alignment with our values should be incorporated into your application.
Our Values: Integrity – Respect – Collaboration – Professionalism – Innovation
Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity – Relationships with others - Accountability
To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate;
- Experience in providing a high level of Executive Assistant administrative support services.
- Proficiency in the use of MS Office and the ability to learn and quickly apply new office software.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- An understanding of the confidential nature of the information in the OGA is essential.
A design qualification and/or experience in an architectural (or related professional) practice is desirable. Or if you have an understanding of the Western Australian planning and development industry.
Competencies outlined in the Public-Sector Capability Profile for Level 4 are applicable to this role i.e. shapes and manages strategy; achieves results; builds productive relationships; exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness; communicates and influences effectively.
If you would like to know more, please give Melinda Payne a call on (08) 6551 9480 or email Melinda.Payne@dplh.wa.gov.au to discuss the role in further detail. Please do not send your application to Rebecca or seek assistance with lodging your application.
How to apply;
Apply now by submitting the following;
- A maximum two (2) page covering letter addressing the requirements outlined above;
- A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your skills, experiences, and key achievements, including the details of two referees.
The Department will conduct National Police Clearance and Pre-Employment Conflict of Interest declaration for applicants successful to this recruitment process.
There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.
Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word (.docx files only) or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, as late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted.
To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector it is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.
If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, contact email@example.com, or please call (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.
Closing Date – Monday 2 August 2021 4pm