Operations Support

  • Full Time
  • Sydney

NSW Electoral Commission

The New South Wales Electoral Commission delivers trusted and independent systems, processes, oversight and engagement that support democracy in New South Wales. Our vision is to maintain confidence in the integrity of the democratic process and make it easy for people to understand and participate.

Our work includes:

  • Running elections;
  • Communicating and engaging with the public and our stakeholders; and
  • Investigating possible offences and enforcing electoral laws such as the Electoral Act 2017 and the Electoral Funding Act 2018.

Purpose of the Role

The role coordinates and implements counting and results processes for State and Local Government Elections. This includes election systems testing and event readiness testing. The role is also responsible for supporting the operation, trouble shooting and complex problem solving associated with multiple election systems deployed in the lead up to and during elections.

The role is temporary to 30 June 2023.

The NSW Electoral Commission is committed to maintaining public confidence in the integrity of the electoral system. The Commission requires all its employees to refrain from membership of any political party and from engaging in political activity which could be seen as reflecting adversely on the strict political neutrality of the Commission. To maintain political neutrality, applicants for roles with the Commission who are, who have been or who may be perceived to be or have been connected with political activities may also be ineligible for appointment and should disclose such information as part of their application. This does not include voting in a Commonwealth, State or Local Government election, which is compulsory in NSW. The Commission’s Political Neutrality Policy may be viewed on its website.

Your employment will be subject to National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience implementing a high risk, high profile process requiring meticulous attention to detail and adherence to strict processes and legislative requirements.
  • Experience designing simple, pragmatic processes to manage complex operations.
  • Track record in maintaining professional and consistent customer service in a regulatory environment.
  • Flexibility to work out of business hours during election periods.
  • Politically neutral with no affiliation to political parties or lobbyists/third party campaigners.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Check Result.

Targeted questions

  • Describe a time when you have had conflicting deadlines. How did you negotiate with stakeholders and still deliver a project within expectations (maximum 300 words)

  • Describe your major achievement(s) in successfully implementing policies / procedures / guidelines within previous roles in government or other medium or large organisations (maximum 300 words

How to apply

Please apply online outlining your suitability for the position. For further information please email talent@elections.nsw.gov.au.

As part of your application, you will be asked to respond to the targeted questions above.

You should include a covering letter summarising your skills, knowledge and work experience, along with an up to date resume which clearly detail your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

For further information regarding the role please download the Role Description.

The NSW Electoral Commission embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the population of New South Wales. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+, people with disability, mature-age people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.

Applications received and completed after closing time will not be considered for selection.

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same work classification that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

The NSW Electoral Commission requires all workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19. You must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination by the commencement of your engagement or prior to first attending at a NSWEC location. You must produce evidence of your vaccination status for inspection when you attend for work. You may also be required to provide evidence of booster vaccine doses, in due course, and any such arrangements will be notified to you separately.

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