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Executive Officer (People)

CSIRO - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
The Opportunity

Are you an experienced Executive Officer looking for your next challenge?
Can you support and advise the Deputy Director on key issues and projects?
Join CSIRO People today!

The Executive Officer (People) is an integral role supporting CSIRO’s People Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Deputy Director - People. This role provides high-level support in the management, strategy, and administration of the People Office by managing the People Function’s strategic and operational planning processes and monitoring the function’s performance.

As the successful applicant, you will support the Deputy Director - People in proactively identifying issues and obstacles in achieving People objectives, as well as opportunities and areas to improve efficiency to support dynamic service delivery, underpinned by CSIRO values.

Your duties will include:
Providing high-level support to the Deputy Director - People through support and advice on issues and interactions with key stakeholders; prioritise issues for their attention; provide briefing and notes to facilitate effective action; prepare and review correspondence, presentations and reports, at times dealing with complex or highly sensitive matters and; identify emerging and unforeseen issues requiring their intervention and develop appropriate solutions, drawing on expertise from other Centres of Excellence.
Conducting research and analysis on a broad range of topics or across business units to prepare written correspondence as appropriate.
Preparing and supporting high-level operational activities such as planning agendas for CSIRO Meetings and subsequent tracking and monitoring actions, facilitating this process where required across the People function including the coordination of input into Enterprise projects and reporting; Corporate Plan; ES of the future; APAIRs.
Representing the People sector on various enterprise working groups and change initiatives as required.
Coordinate the People Office’s compliance with CSIRO processes and governance requirements and other applicable legislative requirements.

Location: Canberra, ACT; Clayton, VIC; Linfield, NSW; or Pullenvale, QLD

Salary: AU$100k - AU$108k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 74259

To be considered you will need:
A relevant bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Human Resources and/or equivalent relevant work experience in business management, human resources, change management, or project and portfolio management.
At least 5-10 years experience in an Executive Officer role supporting senior leaders to develop and implement initiatives/activities aligned to strategic organisational objectives within a complex, multifunctional organisation. Demonstrated financial acumen.
A confident and proactive approach with a proven ability to think strategically, work effectively with, and influence senior leaders in a dynamic executive team environment, combined with the ability to collaborate widely both internally and externally.
Outstanding written communication skills, showing evidence of ability to formulate and prepare a wide range of strategic communications and present findings influentially to senior leaders with impact.
Strong problem-solving skills with a proven ability to investigate underlying issues of complex and ill-defined problems and develop appropriate responses using abstract thinking and provide creative solutions.
Excellent organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to independently manage competing complex demands, the ability to establish or renegotiate priorities, and meet deadlines.
Experience in successful project management, including planning, engagement, monitoring, and reporting to meet or exceed specified outcomes and timeframes.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Sunday 13 June 2021, 11:00pm AEST

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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