Department of Regional NSW
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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

  • 499081
  • Administration and Clerical


  • Ongoing Full-time role
  • Location – Anywhere in Regional NSW with a preference for Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Armidale or Coffs Harbour 
  • Annual salary starting from $99,431 + superannuation
  • Clerk Grade 7/8

Who is the Department of Regional NSWWhy work for us? 

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.

The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation (the Corporation) is established under the Growth Centre’s (Development Corporations) Act 1974 to lead the delivery and implementation of the Government’s Special Activation Precincts (SAP) program. These precincts are delivering on the NSW Government’s commitment to increase jobs and enhance prosperity in regional NSW.  There are six precincts – Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Moree, Snowy Mountains, William town and Narrabri.


About the role

The Executive Assistant will provide executive, secretarial and administrative services across a range of complex issues to the Executive Director within the Commercial and Major Projects business unit of the Corporation to support the efficient and effective operation of the business unit and the optimal utilisation of the executive teams time and resources. The role also provides a high level of executive support to the business units executive team.

Key responsibilities for the Executive Assistant role include, but not limited to:

  • Provide confidential executive support to the Executive Director and similar support to the business unit’s executive team
  • Determine, develop, and manage office management and administrative systems and processes for the Executive Director
  • Manage the Executive Director and the executive team’s time commitments and diary
  • Research and support/or coordinate a range of initiatives, projects and programs across the branch
  • Act as the first point of contact to the Executive Director, exercising confidentiality and filtering information requests
  • Source, format, collate all necessary documentation to ensure relevant information is at hand and in an easily accessible format
  • Develop and maintain liaison relationships between the Executive Director and key internal/external stakeholders

This role requires working with a high degree of tact and diplomacy in the coordination of confidential matters requiring the Executive Director’s attention particularly the handling of politically sensitive or embargoed material and coordinate responses to urgent requests for information, briefings or advice.

This role reports to the Executive Director.


About You

You will have a demonstrated understanding of the workings of a Senior Executive Office in a complex, fast-paced working environment.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate must have:

  • Strong organisation skills with an ability to communicate effectively with diverse group of stakeholders
  • High level professional communications skills, with demonstrated capability to effectively communicate with senior executive staff and stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to accommodate changing priorities

Essential requirements

  • Evidence of the COVID-19 vaccination must be provided upon commencement of employment. This is a condition of engagement should you be successfully appointed to a position within the Department of Regional NSW (which includes Local Land Services and the Soil Conservation Service).

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

Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.

Closing Date – Tuesday 24 May 2022 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Willem Clasie – Executive Director via

Please view the role description here.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.

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