APS6 Executive Officer

September 16, 2021


Location: Adelaide
Company: Administrative Appeals Tribunal
$81,11 to $93,810 pa plus 15.4% superannuation

APS6 Executive Officer – Social Services & Child Support Division

$81,911 to $93,810 pa plus 15.4% superannuation

Full-time, ongoing

May be located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney

The Executive Officer provides high-level support to the AAT Deputy President who is the Head of the Social Services & Child Support Division and other divisional leaders.

The Executive Officer:

  • is the Division’s key point of liaison for internal and external stakeholders
  • coordinates or contributes to the delivery of complex and/or sensitive projects with strategic or operational significance
  • prepares high-quality written communications including briefs, caseload information, correspondence, policy documents and speaking notes
  • supervises an Executive Assistant

The successful applicant will have:

  • the ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgement
  • analytical, research and problem-solving skills, including the ability to initiate and contribute to business improvements
  • communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate and work as part of a team
  • the ability to manage competing and changing priorities in a complex environment
  • knowledge of, or the ability to quickly gain knowledge of, the caseload, operations, and legislative and policy frameworks of the AAT and the Social Services & Child Support Division
  • the ability to supervise and develop staff.

Some interstate travel may be required.

An order of merit may be created to fill similar vacancies on an ongoing basis.

More information about this position, the scope of the role, duties and selection criteria, is contained within the position description for this role, available from the Working at the AAT page of our website, www.aat.gov.au


An order of merit established through this selection process may be used to fill this or future vacancies on an ongoing basis.

Contact Officer:

Any questions about these positions should be directed to Claire Jordan 02 9276 5360 or [email protected] 

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online through our web based e-recruitment system. To lodge your application, find the advertisement for this position by following the link on the Working at the AAT page and click “Apply Now”. 

Your application must address the selection criteria available from the position description on the website of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Please note that applicants who do not provide a statement addressing the selection criteria will not progress to shortlisting. Responses to selection criteria should be limited to 3 pages in total.

Applications will be accepted until 11:30 pm (AEST) on Sunday 3 October, 2021.

Please contact our recruitment team on (02) 9276 5443 or [email protected] should you require assistance with accessing our website or with lodging your application.

Working for the AAT:

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the APS employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We offer our employees a wide range of attractive employment conditions including generous leave and superannuation provisions, flexible working arrangements, salary packaging, and study assistance. For more information about these and other conditions of employment refer to the AAT Enterprise Agreement
and the s.24(1) Determination.

The AAT generally requires Australian citizenship as a condition of engagement.  All employees who are engaged for a period of over six months are required to undertake an Australian Federal Police Check.

About the AAT:

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) was established on 1 July 1976 and provides a one-stop shop for the independent review of a wide range of decisions made by the Australian Government. 

The AAT can review decisions made under more than 400 Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws, and in limited circumstances, decisions made by state government and non-government bodies. The most common types of decisions we review relate to child support, Commonwealth workers’ compensation, family assistance, paid parental leave, social security, student assistance, migration and refugee visas and visa related decisions, taxation and veterans’ entitlements.

For more information about the AAT, visit our website, www.aat.gov.au.

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