Assistant Team Leader, NSW Operations

Australian Electoral Commission

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Full-time4 hours ago
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Agency Purpose

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is an independent statutory authority established by the Australian Government to maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services, and targeted education and public awareness programs.

The AEC’s values and commitments

The AEC values and commitments are an essential component of our operating environment and frame how AEC staff work. The AEC’s focus is on electoral integrity through the values of quality, agility and professionalism.

The Team

The Assistant Team Leader supports the Team Leader in the leadership and management of staff within their designated office and delivering a public facing service as required.

You will join a team of 151 team leaders across the country that ensures the proper conduct of the election and upholds the Electoral Integrity Framework. Your will work across a diverse and dispersed network, working closely with out State Office, National Office and the other States and Territories.

There are a number of positions located in metropolitan Sydney. Offices are staffed by full and part-time APS personnel working as a team to deliver the AEC’s program outcomes.

The Opportunity

We are looking for agile, energetic, self-motivated, results-driven experienced leaders to lead a team of staff to manage divisional election planning, delivery, and evaluation. A proactive individual who is able to work under pressure, and independently under limited guidance but comfortable working in a team environment.

During preparation phase of the electoral cycle, you will be responsible for ensuring accuracy and completeness of the electoral roll for approximately 100,000 electors within your division to exercise their franchise at the federal, state, and local government election. Whilst doing this you will also be leading your team in preparing towards the next federal event.

Once we move to the mobilisation phase of the electoral cycle these critical roles run the largest peace time activity mobilising up to 100,000 staff.

You will contribute to the development of team objectives for short term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives, including setting priorities for the work area, maintaining team cohesion, and ensuring quality of outputs for the work area.

You will be responsible for the overall supervision of our temporary election staff, using your leadership skills to seamlessly and efficiently support the expanding workforce requirements.

You will join the leadership team committed to learning and self-development and responsible for building technical capability and fostering career development of its people.

This is a non-ongoing opportunity for a period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension.

To excel you’ll have:
An agile attitude that is flexible, positive, innovative, motivated, and resilient. You are a person with demonstrated experience to meet deadlines in a high performing environment.

Ability to remain positive and respond to pressure in a calm manner while committing energy and drive to see that goals are achieved.

Confidence and ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and negotiate with team members, business areas and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.

A demonstrated ability to work autonomously and strong commitment to working harmoniously within a team to achieve positive results and support the AEC’s strategic direction.


AEC employees must be Australian citizens.

Any person who is, and seen to be active in political affairs, and intends to publicly carry on this activity, may compromise the strict neutrality of the AEC and cannot be considered.

Applicants are required to consent to, undergo, obtain and maintain a character clearance.

Applicants are required to consent to, undergo, obtain and maintain the security clearance required for this role.

Applicants may be required to undertake psychometric testing as part of this recruitment process.

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