Department of Regional NSW
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Executive Support Officer

Executive Support Officer

  • 501978
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Policy
  • Projects

Department of Primary Industries, Biosecurity and Food Safety division are currently seeking Executive Support Officer to join their high performing and highly dedicated team!

  • Temporary full-time opportunity until 28 November 2024
  • Located in Orange NSW with other regional NSW location considered
  • Offering a salary range from $89,707.00 - $98,982.00p.a. + superannuation

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes.

The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

About Us 

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has 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.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, the Biosecurity & Food Safety division is responsible for effective management and risk minimisation of biosecurity threats to NSW as well as the through-chain regulation of food safety. It delivers a risk-based approach to policy and compliance and provides regional engagement and coordination in response to emergency incidents impacting primary industries and the food sector.

About the role

The Executive Support Officer provides a comprehensive range of high-level administrative services to the Chief Animal Welfare Officer to support the efficient and effective operation of the branches and the optimal utilisation of the Chief Animal Welfare Officer’s time and resources. The role also provides executive support to the Unit leadership team.

In this role your key accountabilities will be:

  • Provide confidential executive support to the Chief Animal Welfare Officer and to the unit leadership teams including the timely preparation of correspondence, briefs, reports, presentations and other essential Documentation.
  • Manage the Chief Animal Welfare Officer’s time commitments and diary to prioritise and filter information requests, communicate urgent matters for attention, refer operational matters to other staff, monitor deadlines and renegotiate deadlines if required.
  • Maintain databases and other tools to generate reports for projects, workplace health and safety, employment contracts, finance and budget matters.
  • Source, format, and collate all necessary documentation including undertaking research on issues in preparation for meetings, conferences and forums to ensure relevant information is available and in an accessible format.
  • Provide secretariat support for working groups and committees, including organising meeting venues and travel logistics, preparation of agendas, collating papers, taking minutes, and following up on status of priority actions.
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks including coordinating feedback from staff on policy and other relevant matters, coordinating and maintaining information published on DPI active, the intranet and internet, and coordinating relevant documentation for procurement.
  • Assist in the administrative progression of documents under relevant internal software programs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships between the Chief Animal Welfare Officer’s office and key internal and external stakeholders by providing positive and efficient client service.

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Kim Filmer at kim.filmer@dpi.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

Applications close on Monday, 28 November 2022 11:55pm

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.

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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