Elections Operations Manager
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 04 June 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 01866
Directorate: ACT Electoral Commission
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 May 2019
Contact Officer: Rohan Spence on rohan.spence@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0224

Details: Interested in project management and the fascinating dynamics of elections? The ACT Electoral Commission is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our small and friendly team. This position will offer the successful applicant the opportunity to manage the Commissions’ election operations function. This will involve, among other things, managing the development and implementation of ICT business systems prior to ACT Legislative Assembly elections as well as developing and implementing electoral procedures, and the planning and implementation of electoral event preparations. This position requires excellent project management skills and high level written and oral communication skills and a willingness to perform a wide variety of tasks and projects. Elections ACT staff are expected to demonstrate quality customer service and team work skills, be willing to continuously improve, be outcomes focused and accountable for their actions. As a staff member of a small office, the person occupying this position will also undertake or assist with other tasks as required and directed. It is also important for the successful applicants to understand and work within the ACTPS Code of Conduct and ACTPS values of respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation, and model behaviour consistent with the ACTPS Respect Equity and Diversity framework. The ACT Electoral Commission is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we strongly encourage people from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, or People with Disability, and those who identify as LGBTIQ to apply for any position. Further information relating to Elections ACT can be found at: https://www.elections.act.gov.au/.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: As an Electoral Officer the person occupying this position will be required to perform duties on election and referendum days and some election period weekends. Knowledge and/experience in election operations would be an advantage but is not mandatory.
Note: This is a temporary position available for five months with possibility of extension up to 12 months and/or permanency.
How to Apply: Applications are sought from potential candidates and must include: 1) a completed Shared Services Application Coversheet including the contact details of at least two referees; 2) a written response to the Selection Criteria outlining experience and/or ability; and 3) a current resume. A response should be made against each individual Selection Criteria. Applications should address the numbered Selection Criteria only. Please limit your response to one A4 page (maximum) against each of the selection criteria. Given there are five criteria, your written response to the Selection Criteria should not exceed a total of five A4 pages. All vacancies close at 11:59pm on the advertised closing date. Applications should be sent to jobs@act.gov.au.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
ICT, Digital and Data
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects