Electorate Officer (Grade 1)

The Department of Parliamentary Services provides support to all Members of Parliament for the recruitment and selection of their staff. On behalf of Jacinta Ermacora, Member for Western Victoria, we are now recruiting for a fixed term and/or casual Electorate Officer (Grade 1).
Job Details
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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Other
Classification: PS2
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/002370
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $70,914 - $80,226
Job Duration: 6 months
Attachments: Position Description - Electorate Officer Grade 1.pdf (PDF, 191KB)


Contact: People & Capability
(03) 8682 2842

Position Details

ELECTORATE OFFICER - GRADE 1

JACINTA ERMACORA MEMBER FOR WESTERN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

About the Role
Electorate Officers play an important role in providing services to the Victorian community. Reporting to the Member of Parliament that nominates you, your work will require a high degree of trust and integrity. Confidentiality is also a key requirement when interacting with constituents and visitors to the office or in the community.

Based in the Member of Parliament's electorate office, you will interact daily with constituents, community organisations and other stakeholders. Key responsibilities may include:

  • General administration and office management
  • Constituent services
  • Media and stakeholder engagement
  • Parliamentary duties

Under Section 30 of the Parliamentary Administration Act 2005 Electorate Officers must not perform any party specific activities. Party specific activity means any activity for the dominant purpose of directing how a person should vote at an election, by promoting or opposing the election of any candidate at the election; or a registered political party; or an elected member.

Salary and conditions
This role is fixed term (6 months) with full time, part time or casual arrangements available for the right candidate. Hybrid work arrangements may also be available.

Electorate Officer salaries are set out in the Electorate Officers (Victoria) Single Enterprise Agreement 2021.

Grade 1: $70,914 per annum plus 10.5% employer superannuation (pro rata for part-time) or $44.71 an hour for casual employees.

About you
Key attributes of responsiveness, effectiveness and accountability are precisely the values and behaviours the successful applicant will need to succeed.

The role of an Electorate Officer requires you to demonstrate:

  • Initiative and ability, particularly to perform a broad range of office support duties, often to tight deadlines and with limited supervision.  
  • Good written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to provide sound advice to staff and constituents.  
  • Sound computer skills with experience in MS suite of software and online communications.  
  • Commitment to provide the highest level of client service and maintain the strictest confidence on all issues.   
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in assessing and directing enquiries from media and external stakeholders. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respect the needs of others. 
  • Ability to evaluate work procedures, practices, and systems and to implement change.  
  • Behaviours consistent with Electorate Officer values and Code of Conduct, including the ability to display high levels of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, and respect in relationships with others and decision making.

For more information about the role, please see attached position description.

Pre-Employment Screening requirements
As part of the recruitment process candidates may be asked to complete an Integrity Assessment.

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory National Name (Police) Check and Working with Children Check. Successful candidates who do not currently hold a Working with Children Check will be required to obtain a check within 3 months of commencement of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination
The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.

How to apply
Using the "Apply Now" button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter broadly outlining your experience, how it directly relates to the position and whether you are seeking full time or part time employment. You are not required to provide a response to each individual key selection criteria.

Accessibility

If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact Parliament's Recruitment Team via email recruitment@parliament.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8682 2842.

While Members of Parliament are prohibited from determining that an Electorate Officer can or must perform work that is party specific, Members typically nominate Electorate Officer whose political beliefs are closely aligned with their own. Section 27 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 states that an employer may discriminate on the basis of political belief or activity in the offering of employment to an Electorate Officer.


The Department of Parliamentary Services supports all Members of Parliament in the recruitment and selection process of Electorate Officers. You will receive communications throughout the process from the Department.

 


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