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Administration Support Officer

Date: 08-Oct-2021

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity


  • Apply your strong administrative & coordination skills in a dynamic role
  • Vital role supporting CSIRO Land & Water business unit operations across Black Mountain site
  • Exciting term opportunity with flexible work arrangements & supportive team culture!


We are looking for a proactive and motivated Administration Support Officer to join the CSIRO Land & Water (L&W) Operations Team. Supporting the business unit activities across one of our largest sites, Black Mountain site, you will play a significant role within the team. 

In this key operational support role, you will use your exceptional organisational and administrative skills to efficiently support a range of operational activities, and use best practices to manage resources, services and processes to meet the needs of the business unit.

This will be a great opportunity for a strong administrator, or an early-career facilities administrator or office coordinator, to broaden their skillset.  

Your duties will include:

  • Undertaking a range of administrative tasks frequently under specific instruction, in accordance with established procedures.
  • Monitoring and following up on local issues that need to be drawn to the Research Operations Manager’s (ROM) attention, and assisting the ROM to manage L&W site budgets and cost centres.
  • Assisting in organising cross business unit site-wide activities.
  • Working with the respective building management committees at Black Mountain to ensure appropriate accommodation for L&W staff. 
  • Coordinating accommodation moves and changes of L&W staff.
  • Working with technical staff, CBIS and HSE to ensure safe and effective facilities are provided including L&W safety systems (e.g., gas monitors).
  • Checking and verifying invoices for shared supplies (e.g., bulk gases, stationery).


Location: Black Mountain, ACT

Salary: AU$66K – AU$84K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified Term roles of 3 years

Reference: 77680

To be considered you will need:

  • Experience in coordinating and providing administrative support. 
  • Experience in office management, facilities coordination or related areas is preferrable. 
  • Strong administrative, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to implement effective office processes & systems. 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with an ability to work through complex issues to resolution.
  • Ability to manage workloads and priorities within tight deadlines and meet operational targets.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident currently residing in Australia. 

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

24 October 2021, 11:00pm AEST/ADST


CSRIO reserves the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.