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Expression of Interest: Administration Officer (SA Govt employees only)

Full-time – 12-month contract
Salary range: ASO2/3 - $56,987 - $69,919
EOI open to SA Government employees only

** This expression of interest is open to current SA Government employees only **

Are you a proficient administration professional with a desire to assist in improving the long-term interests of South Australians? 

If you are, and you enjoy working in a small team environment, we want to hear from you!

About the role

We are seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic and service-oriented Administration Officers to join our team. If you are a fast learner with experience in office administration tasks, data maintenance and secretariat support, you could be who we are looking for to fill this position!

What are we looking for from you to succeed in this role?

  • Strong administration and customer service skills are a necessity!
  • Sound communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Be collaborative and enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Most importantly, be a positive leader and ambassador for our organisation.

Does this sound like you? Read on because, in addition, the key requirements for this role are:

  • Experience in administrative assistance and secretariat support.
  • Sound knowledge of administrative and records management procedures and systems.

About the Commission 

The Commission is an independent statutory authority that regulates the provision of essential services in the water and sewerage, electricity, gas, ports and rail industries.  Our primary objective is to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time, remote and hybrid working arrangements. 

The Commission adopts a zero tolerance approach to towards domestic violence and disrespectful behaviours of any kind in the workplace and in the broader community. 

What we can offer 

We support our employees to deliver high quality outcomes by fostering employee relations and valuing health and wellbeing. We strongly value diversity and promote workplace flexibility. We offer ongoing professional development and access to generous learning and development provisions.

We have a great culture and are a great place to work.

How to apply 

This is your chance to give us an innovative pitch as to why you would be suited to this role. Applications must include a resume and a maximum of 500 words outlining how your skills will complement the role and our organisation. 

For further information about the role, please contact Amie Taylor, Acting Manager, People and Corporate on (08) 8389 8841 or via escosahr@escosa.sa.gov.au. 

Applications should be addressed to Amelia Greer, People and Corporate Officer, via email to escosahr@escosa.sa.gov.au.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 20 November 2022

Expression of Interest

The Commission is an independent statutory authority that regulates the provision of essential services in the water and sewerage, electricity, gas, ports and rail industries.  Our primary objective is to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services. 

We are always eager to hear from people interested in working at the Commission.

The Commission employs staff in positions at various classification levels across the following fields: 

  • administration (including finance and human resources) 
  • economics
  • policy – development
  • advice and research
  • data and analytics
  • law, and
  • monitoring and evaluation

At the Commission we value each other, ideas and potential. We are a small, dynamic and highly engaged team that genuinely connect with each other to create success. So if you are a positive leader and have skills, experience or expertise in any of the above fields, please provide your expression of interest to work at the Commission by emailing your current resume and a short cover letter highlighting your skills and experience (no more than one page) to escosahr@escosa.sa.gov.au.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss flexible working arrangements for future roles.

The Commission adopts a zero tolerance approach to towards domestic violence and disrespectful behaviours of any kind in the workplace and in the broader community.

Multiple positions - Senior Manager, Policy; Policy Officer, Monitoring Officers

Applications close:  5.00pm, Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Salary range:

  • ASO8 $117,554 - $121,992
  • ASO5 $83,273 - $92,614
  • ASO4 $74,315 - $77,901

The Essential Services Commission is currently seeking applications from those looking to join our team for: 

  • two vacancies within our Policy team - from experienced policy professionals, and
  • two vacancies within our Regulatory Monitoring and Evaluation group - from those with experience in compliance and monitoring.

The Commission is an independent statutory authority that regulates the provision of essential services in the water and sewerage, electricity, gas, ports and rail industries.  Our primary objective is to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.  

What we can offer

We support our employees to deliver high quality outcomes by fostering employee relations and valuing health and wellbeing. We strongly value diversity and promote workplace flexibility including remote working arrangements. We offer ongoing professional development and access to generous learning and development provisions. We have a great culture and are a great place to work.

What are we looking for from you to succeed in these roles?

  • The ability to maintain a “big picture” focus when working on detailed technical issues.
  • Be collaborative and enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Being able to think analytically and present the technical to the non-technical.
  • Ability to draft briefing, correspondence and documents that are technically correct and easy to read.
  • Be able to talk to your ideas and communicate effectively.
  • And most importantly, be a positive leader and ambassador for our organisation.

Does this sound like you? Read on because, in addition, the key requirements for these roles are also…

Senior Manager, Policy (ASO8), Full-time, contract up to 24-months 

  • to manage and lead a small team to develop, implement and evaluate policy frameworks and strategies to facilitate achievement of the Commission's objectives in regulated industries, and
  • to form a part of and work in close collaboration with the other members of management at the Commission in order to contribute to efficient and effective whole of Commission planning and program delivery.

Policy Officer (ASO4/05), Full-time, contract up to 24-months

  • to work as part of the policy team to undertake research, analyse, and prepare advice to solve policy problems and participate in discussions with stakeholders, and
  • to assist with the evaluation of existing policy and regulatory frameworks and strategies, using a range of evaluation methodologies.

Monitoring Officer (ASO4), Two full-time contracts, up to 12-months

  • to participate in a range of compliance activities, including reviewing, auditing, documenting, evaluating and investigating regulated entities, and
  • to educate and collaborate with regulated entities on the compliance requirements of the Commission.

Want to work with us but don’t quite fit the role at this level or the key requirements? Then please reach out to have a chat or send your CV through (please include ‘future consideration’ in your email subject line) or keep an eye on our vacancies page.

This is the important bit, to apply please email a one-page pitch telling us which role you are applying for and a bit about you, highlighting your experience and what would make you successful in the role. Also attach your current CV and email both to Amie Taylor, Acting Manager, People and Corporate, at escosahr@escosa.sa.gov.au. Applications should be submitted in PDF format. Visit our About us page for more information about the Commission.

For a confidential discussion, please call Amie Taylor (08) 8389 8841.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role.  

The Commission adopts a zero-tolerance approach to towards domestic violence and disrespectful behaviours of any kind in the workplace and in the broader community.