Payroll & HR Advisors

APS Jobs
Barton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Jun 10, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

The majority of APS4 vacancies exist in Payroll and Recruitment functions. Within the Payroll function, an APS4 HR Payroll Officer is accountable under general direction to complete tasks as part of a larger pay team, which is responsible for undertaking a range of payroll activities in line with relevant legislation, established policy, work practices and procedures. The APS4 Recruitment Advisor contributes to the efficient and effective service delivery of recruitment activity to business areas in accordance with section priorities, productive stakeholder relationships, ongoing improvements to practice, a high performing culture and staff accountability.

The key duties of the position include:

Our ideal candidate:
The Department is looking for people who enjoy working in a rapidly evolving and forward thinking environment. Our ideal candidate should possess:
  • The ability to work as an effective team member
  • The capacity to work largely independently with guidance from more senior staff
  • An aptitude for working through obstacles and delivering strategic solutions
  • The ability to perform various roles and responsibilities that involve both routine and moderately complex activities, such as performing research, analysing data, and performing audits
  • The ability to self-manage workload by meeting deadlines, making decisions within parameters and escalate complex issues
  • Commitment to providing quality advice and service to clients, with an emphasis on communicating effectively with a diverse range of staff and stakeholders.
  • Specific duties/responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and perform a range of procedural and administrative payroll/recruitment activities, in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and established procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain data integrity and accuracy in recording specific information in a timely manner
  • Apply technical and subject matter expertise to provide clear advice and support to stakeholders and clients
  • Self-manage workload by meeting deadlines, making decisions within parameters and escalate complex issues
  • Provide support and assistance to your direct supervisor, and assistance across the section as directed.
  • Role requirements/qualifications:
  • Strong communication, client service and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities through effective planning and organisation
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills to ensure business needs are being met
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Payroll and/or recruitment experience is desirable but not essential.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:
    • Be an Australian Citizen
    • Fulfil the Department's minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
    • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
    • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
    • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

    Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.

    The Department is committed to workforce diversity and applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged to apply.

    Pool of Merit: Applicants rated as suitable will be placed in a pool of merit that may be used to fill similar positions throughout the Department for up to 12 months.

    Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Workplace Determination at
    RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit:

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