First listed on: 15 May 2019

Administrative Assistant - Human Resources

The Opportunity

  • Do you have strong administrative skills?
  • Are you keen to develop your career in Human Resources?
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to work with and provide administrative support to a small Human Resources (HR) team that partners with multiple business units within the Enterprise Services area of CSIRO and provides strategic HR support to leaders, line managers and staff across CSIRO.  You will be responsible for providing proactive, broad ranging administrative support to the Executive HR Manager, HR Manager and other team members to help CSIRO deliver its strategy and goals.   

Critical to this role is strong administrative skills with a focus on continuous improvement and a strong client focus. In addition, you will need excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, well developed computer skills across MS office to interact with a variety of people on daily basis and the ability to build solid working relationships at all levels within the business and HR.

If you have a keen interest in Human Resources and want to be an integral part of a busy team who makes a positive difference, then this is the opportunity for you!

Your duties will include

  • Undertaking a wide variety of operational activities.  These activities include supporting and facilitation of HR practices and processes such as:
    • recruitment and selection processes
    • performance management processes
    • HR programs within the HR Calendar (Talent Management, Rewards, Vacation Students, Annual Performance Agreements)
    • Co-ordinate SAP transactions and reporting needs including headcount and FTE reporting, APA monitoring, compliance to mandatory lessons, leave reporting etc. 
    • Perform regular SAP audits to ensure integrity and consistency of data
    • Contribute to HR initiatives and projects by performing due diligence, research, analysing data, developing HR metrics and providing administrative support. 
    • Contribute positively and proactively to a team environment, with a focus on continuous improvement
    • Be an active member of the broader HR community and support HR projects where appropriate.

Location:      North Ryde, NSW
Salary:          AU$63,594 - AU$80,937 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified Term of 18 months
Reference:    61787

To be successful you will need

• Well-developed interpersonal skills reflected through: collaborative, team player, ability to work effectively across staff of all levels, flexibility, adaptability, with a positive outlook, exercising diplomacy and confidentiality when required.
• Ability to learn new skills and apply previous lessons, and an enquiring, analytical approach to deliver outcomes.
• Proven communicator underpinned by strong written and verbal skills, plus an eye for detail which translates to high quality, accurate outputs.
• Strong systems knowledge, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Outlook and ability to learn new systems/platforms i.e. SAP (or similar HR platform).
• Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to work in geographically dispersed teams supporting HR projects as organisational priorities change.

Desirable Criteria:
• Relevant diploma/bachelor’s degree, in relevant disciplines (Human Resources), or relevant work experience.

Special Requirements:

• A National Police Check is required to be lodged by the successful applicant and clearance to be received before commencing.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements


We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Friday 31 May 2019 at 11.59pm AEST

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