GAZ - APS6 - ACT/VIC - Senior Payroll & HR Advisors

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Astralian Government Department Of Home Affairs
Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
May 17, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications close

: Monday 17 May2021 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST . Late applications will not be accepted.
Who can apply:
Please note this opportunity isavailable to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.

About the Department of Home Affairs:
Be part of something bigger: contribute to building a secure Australia that is prosperous, open and united.
Join a connected team of professionals, where you can be your authentic self; grow your career while making time for all parts of your life.

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for centrally coordinated strategy and policy leadership in relation to domestic and national security arrangements, law enforcement, emergency management, counter-terrorism, social cohesion, the protection of our sovereignty, the integrity of our border and the resilience of our national infrastructure.

The Australian Border Force, an operationally independent body within the Department of Home Affairs, is Australia's frontline border law enforcement agency and Australia's customs service. The Australian Border Force delivers critical border protection and national security outcomes while facilitating the movement of people and goods across the border. The Australian Border Force's mission is to protect Australia's border and enable legitimate travel and trade.

Our people are integral to achieving our mission to protect Australia's border and manage the movement of people and goods across it.

Who are we after?
  • Problem solvers . You will be a problem solver who finds innovative ways to address obstacles.That is why taking calculated risks, thinking outside the box and being practical and creative will beyour greatest asset. We need your strong critical analysis skills, curiosity and agile mindset. Afterall, you will be matching big, complex and long-term problems with solutions.
  • Collaborators . At Home Affairs, we are a team and that is why we need people who arecollaborators and team players. You will be flexible and work with others to achieve a common goal,and share knowledge and experiences. You will exercise judgement, see work to completion andsupport and guide your team members. You also must be willing to go that extra step to finish a jobor lend a helping hand.
  • Leaders . Our HR teams are often small but agile, effective and connected. You willcontribute to this by leading your team on a journey where they will be inspired, develop and learn.With your strong leadership skills, you will muster resources and work to ensure you and your teamare meeting service level standards and properly servicing the senior executives and Home Affairs.Your polished communication, representational, facilitation, and negotiation skills will be your bestasset. With your drive and excellent communication skills, you will develop strong relationships andwork hard to broker HR solutions

  • People and Culture Division are currently advertising positions in Payroll and People Services.


    The Payroll Services Branch provides corporate support in the areas of pay and entitlements (Payroll Services), organisational structure management, and system support. In addition, it provides finance services relating to management of staff debt and overpayments. Payroll Services operates from two sites - Canberra and Melbourne, providing Payroll related services to all state and regional offices, encompassing all areas of the Department of Home Affairs.

    People Services

    The People Services Branch is directly responsible for HR operations related to recruitment services, case management, culture diversity and inclusion initiatives, employee development including the delivery of leadership and APS core skills training andproviding advice on complex conditions of service.

    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:
  • A passion for HR and a commitment to positive workforce culture
  • The ability to work as an effective team member and manager
  • The capacity to work independently withlimited guidance from executive staff
  • An aptitude for working through obstacles and delivering strategic solutions
  • Strong judgement and decision making skillsto resolve 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:
  • Apply technical and expert advice on policy and procedure to stakeholdes, clients andteam members on complex matters
  • Manage and contribute to continuous improvement projects aligned to section objectives
  • Coordinate and perform a range of procedural and administrative HR activities, in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and established procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain data integrity and accuracy, analyse data against performance objectives and indentify risks and opportunities
  • Exercise judgement when making decisions within parameters and escalate complex issues
  • Manage and monitor individual and team service level standards
  • Build capability in the team in accordance with the performance development framework, by maintaining accountability for deliverables, providing feedback, coaching and conflict resolution and encouraging career development
  • Provide support and assistance to executive staff and 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
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • HR experience and relevant qualificationsare highlydesirable.

  • Applicant response:

    As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.

    Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

    Please prepare an Applicant Response (no more than one page) which addresses the following:
  • Why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us? Please include how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role.
  • What role does HR play in organisational success?

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to undertake a video interview.

    How to apply:
    Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification. You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs' online recruitment system (ourPeople).

    As part of your application you will need to provide:
  • Your CV
  • YourApplicant Response document
  • Details of referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 95818 in the footer of anydocuments being uploaded.

  • Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment
    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
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (if applicable).

  • Technical Assistance

    If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to Recruitment ( including screen captures if necessary. A response will be sent during business hours.

    Notes :
    Remuneration: The Departmentoffers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

    Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the department's website at

    If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to recruitment at A response will be sent during business hours.

    If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment:

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