Executive Assistant

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Fixed Term Full-Time (up to 5 January 2020)

• $64,869 pa (plus 9.50% superannuation)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1374904
Closing Date: 18-Feb-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Executive Assistant - 2019-01.pdf (PDF, 60KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Anthony Ramsay
0408 399 861

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. 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.

We have an exceptional opportunity for an Executive Assistant to join the CFA team in our Burwood Headquarters.

Joining our Infrastructure Services directorate, you will provide effective, efficient and confidential administrative support to the Executive Director and the Executive Management Team of five.

With a background in senior administrative roles, you will be highly organised with the ability to manage a varied workload and successfully balancing competing demands and interruptions. With a strong attention to detail and the ability to research and analyse information, you will be skilled at preparing high quality documents and presentations.

You will also possess a proven capability to build relationships and effectively communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels, ensuring that all matters are dealt with in a responsive and professional manner

The keys to your success will be:

  • 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 skills with an ability to manage and coordinate a range of office functions and projects.
  • Ability to work proactively, with minimal supervision and direction and as part of a team.
  • Ability to source and analyse information to develop professional documents and reports.
  • Exceptional computer literacy skills particularly in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and manage business improvements.

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 supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.


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