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Management Accountant

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised Executive Assistant professional to manage the office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Reef Authority), and to provide high-level professional executive support. Under limited direction, you will undertake work that is complex and sensitive in nature.

The suitable candidate will be agile and adaptive in the way they work, open to change and willing to explore innovative ways of working. When you work for us, you understand that leadership exists at all levels and you display this at all times. You work collaboratively to deliver results and display the personal drive and integrity expected of an Australian Public Service (APS) employee.

– You are extremely organised in a complex, fast-paced, high-pressure environment and are successful at balancing competing priorities.

– You will manage the CEO’s workload to achieve results, often working within tight timeframes and competing priorities.

– You can work with limited direction, applying judgement, logic and discretion appropriately.

– You can quickly grasp complex issues impacting the Reef and bring an understanding of broader issues relevant to the operating environment.

– You have a strong sense of duty and loyalty and are discrete with a friendly disposition.

– You can communicate with influence, including listening actively and clearly articulating your message in writing and verbally, as well as successfully maintaining relationships with internal staff and external clients.

– You can produce high quality responses quickly, succinctly, and for a range of audiences.

– You can collaborate across teams and sections to build consensus amongst stakeholders, working with staff at all levels.

– You have excellent coordination skills, with a strong attention to detail and flexibility where required.

– You will act with integrity, use sound judgment, and act professionally.

– You thrive under pressure, have an eye for detail and don’t get flustered when faced with multiple and diverse range of requests and requirements.


1 Provide high-level executive support to the CEO including, but not limited to email coordination and management; organisation of diary/appointments; arrange and prepare for meetings, events or functions including booking of and coordination of associated travel, whilst maintaining workflow systems to ensure delivery of tasks and deadlines.

2 Manage the day-to-day operational office and administrative activities associated with the CEO’s portfolio and movements including providing high level

3 Coordinate briefings and correspondence for the CEO.

4 Prepare/draft correspondence and other documents as required, including quality control of incoming and outgoing correspondence and undertaking meeting coordination activities and documentation relating to the CEO’s requirements.

5 Be the conduit between the Board, Chairman, Minister’s Office, Department representatives and other APS agencies on matters as required.

Essential requirements

  • A minimum of five years public service sector administration experience in the public service or business sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in an executive support role.
  • Advanced skills in the use of the MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the machinery of government/public sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a range of stakeholders in a consistently high tempo environment.

Desirable qualifications or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated experience in public sector administration.
  • Qualifications in Administration, business management or office management.

If you live in Townsville, are immediately avilable to start work and have permanent residency or are an Australian citizen, please apply with your resume today.

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