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									                           Recruitment Assistant
                                   APS Level 3
                            Position Number: 00668
                                People and Place
                          Chief Operating Officer Group
                          Ongoing Vacancy – Full Time
                 $50,964 to $55,322 plus 15.4% superannuation
This recruitment process may also be used to fill other anticipated vacancies in the Chief Operating Officer Group.

Contact Officer
Trina Dixon, Recruitment Adviser on 02 6275 0687

Closing date
Thursday 27 January 2011 at 11.00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

How to apply
    1.       In one combined word document include

             a. your completed Application Cover Sheet (the last page of this

             b. your responses addressing the selection criteria; and

             c. your resume outlining your work history, relevant qualifications and

    2.       Apply online - When applying you will be asked to upload your combined
             application and enter your personal details.
The Role
Overview of the group/team
The role of the Chief Operating Officer’s Group is to ensure that Comcare meets its
corporate responsibilities and delivers a highly capable workforce. The People and Place
Team is responsible for:

    Recruitment, payroll, workplace health, internal learning and development
    Security
    Accommodation, building maintenance and repairs
    Reception
    Mail, Freight, Storage – RMC Services – Reception, room and car bookings

Overview of the team
The Strategic Recruitment Business Unit is responsible for ensuring Comcare is competitive
in its ability to attract high quality candidates. The unit is also responsible for the provision
of high level service regarding the recruitment and placement of staff. It provides
operational support and strategic direction for recruitment to ensure that Comcare is best
placed to meet its objectives and administers offers of engagement to ongoing and non-
going employees.

Overview of the role
As a Recruitment Assistant you will provide administrative support on recruitment and
selection processes and support the implementation of Comcare’s recruitment strategies as
part of the Strategic Recruitment Business Unit.

You will be required to:

    Assist in maintaining the recruitment element of the human resource information
     system (Aurion) and recruitment recordkeeping requirements (using TRIM)
    Prepare letters of offer to successful candidates
    Arrange pre-appointment and employment checks
    Arrange inductions for new starters

Duty statement
1.   Provide administrative support on recruitment and selection processes.
2.   Manage records/computer system records and paper files.
3.   Respond to telephone enquiries and provide assistance with enquiries.
4.   Assist in maintaining the recruitment element of the human resource information
     system (Aurion) and recruitment recordkeeping requirements (using TRIM).
5.   Prepare correspondence, letters of offer to successful candidates, arrange pre-
     appointment and employment checks, arrange for inductions for new starters and
     notify unsuccessful applicants.
6.   Assist with the on-boarding process.
7.   Actively develop and maintain working relationships across the organisation and with
     employers and other stakeholders.
8.   Participate in corporate learning and development activities.
9.   Promote workplace safety, equity and diversity and environment practices in the
10. Commit to, promote and model the APS Values and APS Code of Conduct.

How to apply
Your statement of claims against the selection criteria is your opportunity to demonstrate
your competency and is the most important factor in determining whether your application
will be short-listed. Your claims against each criterion should be no longer than a page.

It is recommended that you address each selection criterion and provide evidence of your
suitability. Give examples from your current or past role(s) which demonstrate how you
meet the criterion. The STAR approach is one way of presenting information against
selection criteria. For each criteria think about the following and use these points to form

Situation: Set the context by describing the circumstance whether you used the skills or
           qualities and gained the experience.
Task:      What was your role?
Approach: What did you do and how did you do it?
Result:    What did you achieve?
           What was the end result and how does it relate to the job you are applying for?

For more information on how to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service please go

The Selection Process
Comcare uses a competitive merit process. Processes are likely to take approximately eight
weeks for short listing, skill testing, work sample testing, interviewing, reference checking
and offers to be made.

This recruitment process may also be used to fill other anticipated vacancies in the Chief
Operating Officer Group.

Eligibility and specific conditions of employment
1. Australian citizenship
2. Character clearance (police records check)
3. Health assessment
4. Six months probationary period

For information on conditions of employment, please refer to our website

Selection Criteria
The following selection criteria are based on Integrated Leadership System

1.    Supports strategic thinking
         Contribute to the formulation and achievement of team, business and corporate
         Understands the work environment and contributes to team goals.
         Administration background or experience in recruitment in private or public

2.    Achieves results
         Ability to prioritise multiple tasks to meet business requirements.
         Demonstrates willingness and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

3.    Exemplifies personal drive and integrity
         Consistently delivers sustained effort and hard work to achieve outcomes.
         Commitment to and ability to model the behaviours required by the APS Values,
          APS Code of Conduct.
         Commitment to personal learning and development.

4.    Communicates with influence and cultivates productive working

         Develop and maintain internal and external productive relationships, partnerships
          and networks.
         High level written and oral communication skills.
         Negotiate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
         Represent Comcare with credibility and professionalism.

What we offer
Comcare offers employees an attractive suite of employment conditions called our
Employee Value Proposition.

For further information

Comcare’s Employee Value Proposition

                          Application Cover Sheet

                                 APPLICATION COVER SHEET
                          Note: Complete and save this form before commencing your online application.

      APS Level 3 Recruitment Assistant, Chief Operating Officer Group – Canberra

      Title                                                   Birth Date (optional)
      Surname                                                 Given Name
      Preferred Name                                        State                     Postcode
      Contact Number(s)
      Email Address
      Current Employer
      Position Title
      Are you currently working in the Australian Public Service?
      If yes                     Ongoing                            Non-ongoing
      Substantive Level                           Acting Level                AGS Number
      Are you an Australian Citizen?
      Have you received a redundancy benefit from an APS Agency or
      Parliament Service?

      If yes, please advise of the redundancy benefit period expiry date

      Have you ever been found to have breached the APS Code of Conduct?
      If yes, please specify employer’s name and the date?

      Do you have a security clearance? If so, what level? i.e. protected/secret

      Please provide two current referees who have supervised and assessed your performance within the

      Name                                                             Relationship
      Email                                                            Contact
      Name                                                             Relationship
      Email                                                            Contact

      Do you require any special arrangements to be made for assessment e.g. interview? If yes, a
      member of the selection panel will contact you for more details.



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