Planning and Environment
Office of Local Government

Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10
Location: Nowra
Employment Status: Ongoing Full-time

• Do you have high quality corporate and executive support experience?
• Do you have an ability to remain calm under pressure while working in a high volume work environment?
• Would you like to work as part of a fast paced Executive and Ministerial Services Team?

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is seeking an Executive Officer to join the Executive and Ministerial Services Team.

The primary purpose of the Executive Officer role is to provide high level corporate and executive support to the Chief Executive and manage the relationship between OLG and the Office of the Minister for Local Government on a day-to-day basis.

Key responsibilities of the role include; providing expert advice and opinion on issues of a complex, contentious or politically sensitive nature; applying an ability to identify and understand issues, competing interests and rapidly changing priorities; maintaining strong effective working relationships with the Executive Team, Minister’s Office, OLG staff and stakeholders across the cluster; exercising sound judgement in determining priorities and managing deadlines; and ensuring machinery of government, parliamentary procedure, relevant legislation, and statutory requirements are understood and adhered to.

Agency overview
The Office of Local Government is responsible for local government across NSW.
The Office has a policy, legislative, investigative and program focus in matters ranging from Local Government finance, infrastructure, governance, performance, collaboration and community engagement. The Office strives to work collaboratively with the Local Government sector and is the key adviser to the NSW Government on Local Government matters.
The Local Government Grants Commission (LGGC) is a separate statutory authority constituted under Section 613 of the Local Government Act 1993. Administrative support is provided to the LGGC by the Office.
To Apply:
Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience. These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Please give an example of your experience in providing high-level ministerial and executive support. In your response, outline your skills in the areas of communication and correspondence management.

Q2. Please provide an example of a situation where you found yourself under pressure and were required to meet competing priorities. How did you deal with some of the challenges you faced?
The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

A Talent Pool may be established for future ongoing or temporary roles with similar focus capabilities
The talent pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.


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