Executive Assistant to Executive Director People & Culture

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Ongoing full time

• $60,264 pa (plus 9.50% superannuation)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1302484
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2017
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: EA to ED People & Culture_PTA 3_200013_Oct2017.pdf (PDF, 58KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Zemeel Saba
03 9262 8584

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded statutory authority that protects lives and property.. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

The Executive Assistance (EA) to the Executive Director, People & Culture (P&C) plays an integral role in supporting and providing support to the Executive Director.

The role provides effective, efficient, professional and high quality management and administrative support to the Executive Director, P&C demonstrating a mature awareness and understanding of relevant issues and sensitivities and potential risks. This position is required to exercise sound judgement, discretion and confidentiality at all times.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Relevant senior administration experience within a large and/or complex organisation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong and cooperative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Superior organisational and time-management capabilities with the ability to evaluate and action priorities to assist in managing the Executive Director's decision making. Ability to work proactively, with minimal supervision and direction and as member of a team.
  • Ability to source and analyse information to develop professional documents and reports.
  • Exceptional computer literacy skills, knowledge and proficiency of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation packages, including PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative, sound judgment and discretion in upholding confidentialities.

Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.


CFA is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

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