Project Officer

  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • 19 Feb, 2021
Full time Government Project Officer

Job Description

As a Project Officer, you will support the work of the State Office through the administration and delivery of matters relating to corporate, governance, planning, and election readiness functions, as well as the administration of specific projects relating to the conduct of an Electoral Event.

In this role you will assist in monitoring project timeframes, budgets and reporting and ensure that project goals and timeframes are met. You will be responsible for undertaking work that is moderately complex to complex in nature, under limited direction, utilising expertise and knowledge to support the delivery of corporate, compliance and governance functions, election events and project outcomes.

This position is an agile position and during the election cycle will be required to contribute to the delivery of different projects across the State Office as agency priorities necessitate and as directed by management.

To excel you’ll have:

  • Resilience and positivity, with the ability to respond and adapt to changing operational environments;
  • Confidence and the ability to communicate, collaborate, negotiate, and sustain productive relationships with team members and key stakeholders to achieve project/ program and agency goals;
  • A strong commitment to working harmoniously within a team to achieve positive results and support the AEC’s strategic direction;
  • Experience in successfully setting priorities and contributing to the delivery of medium to large sized projects or programs;
  • Demonstrated use of general analytical skills to make evidence-based and effective decisions;
  • Ability to achieve results within legislative, program, budget and policy parameters.



  • 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 undergo psychometric testing.