Business Support Officer
*Please note the application period for this vacancy has been extended to 4pm on Monday, 5 December 2022 (WST).
Aboriginal Employment Program
Looking for a reliable Business Support Officer who has experience in providing administrative and project support!
DMIRS is seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our customers and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. These positions are part of the Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP), which is a diversity initiative to achieve equality and increase workforce representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Therefore, pursuant to Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered for these roles (refer to Section 51 – Fact Sheet).
What is the Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP)?
The AEP is a diversity and inclusion initiative that sits within the department’s Aboriginal Employment Strategy and the Diversity and Inclusion Plan. It is a 12-month program which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employment and career development opportunities. The program commences in February 2023.
Benefits of the AEP program include:
- Permanent employment upon successful completion of the 12-month program;
- Professional learning and development and on the job learning;
- Support and guidance from an Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator, sponsor, mentor and Aboriginal staff network;
- Office location close to public transport;
- Paid cultural leave; and
- Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements.
Want to know more about AEP?
Come to our AEP Open Day on Thursday, 17 November 2022 from 10am to 1pm at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth. You will be provided with an insight into the role of the Department in the WA Community and the available positions. Attendees will also get to hear from current Aboriginal employees about their experiences and journey with DMIRS.
For further information regarding the program and employment conditions, please visit our website or contact Shem Garlett, Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator on (08) 9222 3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you will be doing?
This position sits within the Office of the Coordinator of Energy Directorate who oversees provision of innovative and quality advice and initiatives that shape the energy sector for the benefit of Western Australians now and into the future.
As a Business Support Officer, you will undertake a wide range of executive, administrative and project support activities to senior leaders, managers and other staff within the Directorate. You will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders and assist with the organisation and coordination of meetings, functions and event. You will also be responsible for preparing a range of written documents including memos, letters, ministerials minutes and other documentation.
Drawing on your experience in the provision of executive and administrative support, you will need to demonstrate both verbal and written communications skills with the ability to work effectively unsupervised and within a team. You will respond to changes from your customers and be able to use computer systems to provide prompt and courteous service.
Where will you work?
This position is located in 66 St Georges Terrace, with fantastic food options and coffee shops close by to get your day started, lunch can be spent shopping at major stores nearby.
Speaking to hiring manager
Contact Selina Staples, Ministerial Liaison Coordinator on (08) 6551 4621 to learn more about the role and ask questions which will help you tailor your application.
What are we looking for?
To be shortlisted for interview, you are required to submit the following two application documents;
- A maximum two (2) page covering letter using examples to address the requirements outlined below,
- Demonstrated experience in an executive / administrative support role.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience in working effectively in a team with the ability to work unsupervised.
- A current resume including the names of two (2) referees, with a current line manager preferred.
Ready to join our team?
Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application for submission.
Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required prior to any employment offer. If you need assistance with this, please contact Shem Garlett, Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator on (08) 9222 3811.
Need some help with how to apply?
How to apply videos
We have prepared an Applicant pack which is attached below, step by step the pack tells you how to go about preparing your resume and cover letter. You can also contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email RecruitmentandEngagement@dmirs.wa.gov.au for information about employment conditions and the application process.
All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.
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CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 5 December 2022 (WST)
Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.
- AEP Applicant Information Pack
- AEP Open Day Flyer
- Confirmation of Aboriginality
- Job Description Form
- Section 51 – Fact Sheet
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