Committee Secretary / Senior Research Officer

$88,899 - $120,436 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 14 October 2021
Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6/Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $88,899 - $120,436 plus superannuation
Position No: OLA, several
Directorate: Office of the Legislative Assembly
Advertised (Gazettal date): 13 September 2021
Contact Officer: David Monk on david.monk@parliament.act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0129

Details: The Office of the Legislative Assembly (the Office) is an independent statutory agency established under the Legislative Assembly (Office of the Legislative Assembly) 2012 Act (the OLA Act). The Office’s function is to support the Legislative Assembly, its committees, and members of the Assembly and their staff.

Much of the detailed work of the Assembly is done by committees, made up of MLAs from across the parties. A major element of committee work is conducting inquiries into issues important to our communities. Committees are supported by the Office’s Committee Support unit whose staff manage the day to day operation of committees and their inquiries by providing impartial procedural advice and practical support through activities such as drafting committee reports and other documents, research, organising hearings, and administration.

The Office is conducting a bulk recruitment round for Committee Secretaries (SOGC) and Senior Research Officers (ASO6).

Committee Secretaries are responsible for managing the work of Assembly committees and providing impartial and accurate procedural advice to committee members. Secretaries also prepare briefing materials for inquiries, analyse evidence, undertake research and draft reports.

Senior Research Officers (SRO) assist Committee Secretaries to support the Assembly’s committees, primarily by undertaking research and analysis, including preparing briefs, papers and other background material and by providing some administrative assistance.

Candidates for both positions must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, the ability to build and maintain workplace relationships, and need to develop a solid understanding of relevant parliamentary practice and procedure.

Notes: There are several temporary positions available at both the ASO6 and SOG C level for a period up to 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. A merit pool may be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future vacancies within the Committee Support team over the next 12 months.

How to Apply:Criteria located in the position description providing specific examples (no more than 1,500 words), your curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

14 Oct, 2021