Department of Regional NSW
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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

  • 495409
  • Administration and Clerical
  • A fantastic ongoing full-time role opportunity
  • Coffs Harbour, (preferred) Dubbo, Armidale or Queanbeyan locations considered
  • An attractive salary from $85,744 to $94,610 plus super and leave loading

Our Department is responsible 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.


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 the role

We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant to join Public Works Advisory (PWA) within the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).

The Executive Assistant will provide administrative and management services to the Group Director Advisory and Partnerships to support the efficient and effective operation of the office and the optimal utilisation of the Group Director’s time and resources.

This role provides a range of executive and administrative support services across a range of complex issues to support the Group Director and the wider team to contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the business.  The role is required to manage the delivery of a range of project administrative tasks including the coordination and preparation of executive briefing, correspondence and the production of high-quality presentation material.  


As the Executive Assistant you will liaise regularly with the executive team and internal and external stakeholders to coordinate meetings, agendas, minutes and ensure the efficient flow of documents and correspondence. You will undertake a range of administrative projects including researching and collating of information on organisations.


About you

You will have proven experience providing executive and administrative services to a Senior Executive.  You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships both within and beyond PWA, have capacity to acquire knowledge of clients demonstrating excellent communication and negotiating skills.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of the machinery of Government, at a State and local level, and experience in dealing with politically sensitive and confidential industry and business issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high level executive assistance including a proven capacity to operate effectively in a complex environment demanding flexibility and judgement.
  • High level of organisational, administrative and co-ordination skills including ability to plan and prioritise work with minimal supervision.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage the Group Director’s diary appointments, records, correspondence and travel and event management to ensure the best utilisation of time and resources.
  • Experience in communicating with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including senior level executives on a wide range of professional and sensitive matters.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to drive to and work in remote locations which may include overnight stays.


If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous NSW, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Public Works Advisory (PWA) is part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure initiatives by providing expert advisory, planning, design, delivery and support services.  There’s nothing abstract about what we do. Just look around. Our work is in the hospitals, dams, water treatment plants and high schools – the real foundations of prosperous communities.  Every day we help shape the ambitious projects that bring progress to more people in NSW. From forging a more sustainable relationship with the land around us, to engineering the big ideas of the future. In every challenge we see the chance to build stronger and more connected communities. We do this by developing solutions that show creativity and grassroots ingenuity, providing impartial advice and support at all levels of government and the private sector, and partnering with experts to maximise the benefits of our knowledge and experience.

In PWA offices all over the state, you’ll find local expertise for local issues. We uncover the best talent, scrutinise cost and risk, and bridge the gap between private sector and government. By managing these nuances, projects we work on don’t just get done, they become benchmarks others aspire to.


Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

Additionally, if you would like to hear more about this role please contact Ravindra Achary, Senior Operations Manager on 0488254577 or email

Closing Date:  Sunday, 8th August 2021 @ 11.55pm

A recruitment talent pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

Closing date: Aug 08, 2021

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