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Executive Support Officer

Executive Support Officer

  • 502520
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Ongoing full-time opportunity
  • Located in Wagga Wagga NSW
  • Offering a salary range from $89,707.00 - $98,982.00p.a. + super (Clerk Grade 5/6)

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 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 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, Agriculture (DPI Ag) leads agricultural industry development through extension, science and research, industry policy and regulatory compliance functions to foster sustainable and economic agricultural industries.

About the role

The Executive Support Officer provides a comprehensive range of high-level administrative services to the Centre Director of Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, the Director Southern Cropping Systems and the Director Pastures to support the efficient and effective operation of the WWAI site and the two Units and the optimal utilisation of both Directors’ time and resources. The role also provides executive support to the Southern Cropping Systems and Pastures Leaders and team members.

In this role, your key accountabilities will be:

  • Provide confidential executive support to the Directors and similar support to the Southern Cropping Systems and Pastures teams, including the timely preparation of correspondence, briefs, reports, presentations and other essential documentation.

  • Manage the Directors’ time commitments and diaries to prioritise and filter information requests, communicate urgent matters for attention, refer operational issues to other staff; monitor deadlines and follow-up; and renegotiate deadlines if required

  • Coordinate the preparation of relevant documentation for procurement, team recruitment and projects.

  • Provide assistance, advice and support to the Southern Cropping Systems and Pastures teams across various applications.
  • Source, format, and collate all necessary documentation, including researching 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, preparing agendas, collating papers, taking minutes, and following up on the status of priority actions.

  • Develop and maintain relationships between the Directors and key internal and external stakeholders by providing positive and efficient client service

Apply now:

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

If you want to hear more about this role, please contact Deb Slinger at deb.slinger@dpi.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

Applications close on 2 February 2023

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 the Department of Regional NSW?

We have an open secret that we want to share with you. At the Department of Regional NSW, you can have it all. You can deliver with impact, connect to what matters and live your way. As part of our team, you get access to: 

  • Cutting-edge projects and research, and career-defining exposure and experience. Sustainable solutions that create a legacy. 
  • Deep connection to the community through a team of passionate and connected people. 

All the perks of a city lifestyle in a close-knit community where you can bring your whole self to work.


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