Administration Officer
Government of Western Australia
Joondalup, Australia
4d ago

Department of Fire and Emergency Services Administration Officer Salary : Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019 - Level 2 - $63,172 to $68,256 Position No : PN000128 Work Type : Permanent - Full Time Division : Metropolitan Operations Location : Joondalup Closing Date : 2020-09-25 4 : 00 PM

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As part of our strategy to increase the diversity of our workforce, Aboriginal Australian people are strongly encouraged to apply for this job and applications will be primarily considered in accordance with Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Are you passionate about making a difference?

Do you have a proactive approach to your work?

We are looking for someone who :

  • Has outstanding people skills and a friendly, personable approach to their work.
  • Has excellent attention to detail and runs a tight ship.
  • Can prioritise tasks through a broad range of daily issues.
  • Enjoys working with a diverse range of people and groups.
  • Has sound experience in general office administration and providing support to managers and other executive staff.
  • Has strong computer skills, including working with Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • In this role, you will undertake administrative activities to support high-quality work across our business unit. Your typical day may include : reception duties;
  • minute-taking; diary management; travel and accommodation bookings; tracking and monitoring of correspondence and issues;
  • and general record-keeping. In our business unit, you’ll be involved in reviewing processes and procedures, and some days will be all hands-on deck’.


    To be considered suitable for this position you will have proven experience in the following key areas :

  • High-quality word-processing skills and experience with computerised office software packages, including data bases and spreadsheets.
  • Office administration within an emergency services or operational work environment.
  • Providing individualised administrative support to a management team within an operational environment.
  • Dealing with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound organisational skills.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision.

    All applications are to be submitted online. Simply select 'Apply for Job', located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.

    To apply for this position, please submit the following :

  • A cover letter, of no more than two pages, highlighting the skills and experience you will bring to this role to fulfil the six (6) key position requirements listed above;
  • A comprehensive resume that clearly demonstrates your experience working within roles that delivered upon the specific responsibilities of a Level 2 Administrative Officer as described at the attached JDF; and
  • The names of two (2) referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.
  • Please note :

  • Referees may be contacted at any stage during the process etc.
  • Any contact with DFES during the selection process may form part of the applicant assessment.
  • Do not leave your application until the last moment as lodgement is system generated and any submission on or after 4 : 00 (WST) will be rejected.
  • Suitable applicant’s details will be retained on a list for a period of up to twelve (12) months from the conclusion of the recruitment process.

    Appointments to these positions may be made from this list when vacancies occur.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION download the Job Description Form (JDF) attached at the end of this advertisement.

    You can also contact Superintendent Andy Hinton on 0439 875 973 or for further job-related information.


    DFES is an emergency services organisation and all employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours to assist with emergencies.


    A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 03 months old) is provided prior to commencement.

    ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency, or a working visa covering the term of the contract (proof must be provided with your application) to be eligible for this position.

    Only Australian Citizen’s or Residents may be offered permanent positions.

    ABOUT US As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.

    Our volunteers are the biggest workforce of our organisation and play an important role in keeping our community safe. DFES recognises the critical role our volunteers play and the positive impact they make to the community.

    Supported by this extensive network of volunteers and career workers, DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.

    DFES is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply.

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