Current vacancies

The National Archives of Australia is in the process of implementing a new e-recruitment system. Access to the previous system is no longer available. In the interim, applications should be submitted directly to the contact officer unless otherwise specified. We thank you for your patience during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Human Resources team.

How to apply

This information will help you in preparing your application. Take a few moments to read through these helpful tips.

Please read the eligibility requirements for employment in the Australian Public Service.

Employment application form

When applying for a position at the National Archives of Australia, please fill out an application form and submit it with your application.

Executive Assistant and Project Officer (APS Level 5, National Office)

The Archives is looking for an Executive Assistant and Project Officer to provide support to the Assistant Director-General of Information Policy and Systems.

This position provides senior administrative support to the Assistant Director-General and branch support as required. The successful applicant will need to be proficient in a range of computer based applications, have the ability to build rapport and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and be able to respond effectively to enquiries.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a high level of discretion and judgement with excellent communication, liaison, and time management skills and experience working in busy environment.

Closes: Close-of-business 2 June 2016

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Baseline level.

Location: National Office, Parkes, ACT

Please note: This is a non-ongoing, full-time position. This position is available for a period of 6 months from June 2016.

Position reference: 31227

Please submit 750 words outlining your skills and relevant experience against the selection criteria, along with your employment application form and resume to by the closing date.

Selection documentation:

Temporary Employment Register (APS Levels 1-6 and Executive Levels 1-2, All offices)

The National Archives of Australia is looking for candidates interested in being included on our Temporary Employment Register.

Positions available through the temporary employment register will be non-ongoing (less than 12 months) and may be on a full-time, part-time or casual basis depending on the business needs of the area.

The temporary employment register will be open until 30 June 2016. Your application will remain active on the register until 30 June 2016 or until you notify us that you are no longer actively seeking employment.

After 30 June 2016 candidates still interested in being on our temporary employment register will need to revisit our website for instruction on how to reapply.

Eligibility: Candidates must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Baseline level as a minimum.

Please note:

  • Candidates will only be contacted if a vacancy arises suiting their skills and experience.
  • Positions are non-ongoing and candidates should not expect to gain ongoing employment.
  • This Temporary Employment Register is for job seekers only. We do not accept unsolicited résumés.

Application form

In order to register, please complete the form below, attach as a pdf (or .docx/.doc) with your current curriculum vitae (CV) and email to

Important: In the title of your email please include your name and State/Territory you are interested in working in (eg "Temp Register – John Smith – ACT", or "Temp Register – John Smith - Tasmania").

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