Department of Regional NSW
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Administration & Records Officer

Administration & Records Officer

  • 499128
  • Administration and Clerical
  • An Administration and Records Officer talent pool will be created from this recruitment for all vacancies that arise in the next 18 months
  • Located in Orange NSW
  • Salary from $74,117.00p.a. - $81,158.00p.a. + superannuation  

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.

We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About Us 

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsibility for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

The Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) is part of the DPI Infrastructure Investment & Business Excellence Branch and works to deliver programs that provide rural support and enhance connections with our communities. The RAA has decades of experience and expertise in the assessment and administration of financial assistance schemes to primary producers and small business operators in NSW on behalf of both the NSW and Australian Governments.

About the role

The Administration & Records Officer provides administrative services to assist the Finance and Reporting Officer with the administration of the Loan and Grant Operating System, Treasury and Commonwealth reporting requirements, and financial and records administration for the NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

In this role you will be required to:

  • Provide accurate and timely administrative and finance information to clients as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial and statistical reporting requirements including the customer relationship management program and case tracking.
  • Assist in month and year end processing and close procedures including assisting in the preparation of returns to Treasury and the Commonwealth for Loan and Grant payments.
  • Register and workflow loan and grants applications in the Authority’s electronic records management system.
  • Provide effective and efficient records management services which are compliant with the State’s record management legislative frameworks.
  • Prepare electronic corporate banking files for loan, grant and general disbursements
  • Monitor the Authority’s bank accounts and take appropriate action to ensure unallocated items are cleared in a timely manner in accordance with agreed processes.
  • Undertake financial and general administrative functions within the Authority as required.

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All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

Applications close on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:55pm

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact James Ovenstone at james.ovenstone@raa.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required:

  • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine or
  • An approved ongoing medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 
We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. 

Wellbeing  
Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people
Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story. 

Inclusion and Flexible Working

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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