Jobs in Gympie – Senior Officer Governance

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Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to provide legal, policy, procedural and/or strategic advice to internal and external stakeholders of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer and Governance Team. Implementing and managing change initiatives within Council including encouraging and motivating staff to accept change and refine work practices in order to adopt the Gympie Regional Council’s new Governance Framework.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and undertaking initial research and draft advice on low to medium risk matters to contribute to a range of materials including investigations, Public Interest Disclosures, Council reports/papers, media releases, intranet content/website content and correspondence.
  • Supporting the Right to Information (RTI) and Privacy function of Council by receiving, assessing, and processing requests for approval in accordance with the Legislative requirements and specific statutory timeframes.
  • Providing accurate and timely legal and administrative support services to the Chief Executive Officer and Manager Governance, Integrity and Risk.
  • Legal research and the drafting of simple legal and client correspondence. This work will include Native Title matters.
  • The accurate and timely entry of data, relevant record keeping and ensuring the team maintain accurate records i.e. Council’s Disclosure Log in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information received in their duties.

Job Requirements:

  • The ability to apply established criteria to the management of information.
  • The ability to exercise sound judgement and analytical skills to make detailed and accurate decisions within defined parameters.
  • Qualifications or active enrolment in a business related field, or a minimum three years’ experience in a fast paced office environment.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to establish priorities, manage workloads and identify when to reschedule and reorganise tasks to reflect changes in priority.
  • High level knowledge and understanding of the Right to Information Act 2009, Local Government Act 2009, Information Privacy Act 2009 and supporting Regulations.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a high-performance team.
  • Ability to manage competing demands effectively and to communicate confidently in a clear and concise manner in both written and verbal contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties responsibly under limited supervision and take initiative to ensure the achievement of team goals while maintaining a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Demonstrated effective administrative skills, including proficiency in using a range of software applications, including Microsoft Office suite of applications and online records management program.

Job Details:

Company: Gympie Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Gympie, Queensland, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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