First listed on: 08 January 2019

Administration Officer 

Australian Centre for Field Robotics/Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 2119/1018F

  • Opportunity to provide administration support to The Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE), 14 hours per week, 12 months Fixed term Employment, Located at Darlington Campus
  • Base Salary: $73,358 p.a. – $82,136 p.a., pro-rata, Level 5, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity

The Administration Officer will report to and support the Administration Manager on human resources and staffing matters as well as recruitment activities. In addition, performs general administrative support including preparing documents, maintaining records, responding to queries, Work Health and Safety administration, exploring matters and sourcing solutions etc. for the work area.  As one of the first points of contact for the office, this role requires strong administrative and organisational skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on an ongoing basis.  The applicant must be able to work Monday and Tuesday each week although there is some flexibility from time to time.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Administration Officer who possesses:

  • Certificate IV in business administration or equivalent with relevant business administration experience.
  • Excellent customer service, negotiation and interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an organisation.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources processes and some knowledge of WHS legislation?
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The ACFR is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments. It is now the largest robotics and automation research group in Australia and is also one of the largest of its kind in the world.  It has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies and in conducting world-leading research and development of field robotics principles and systems.

The ACFR has a large cohort technical, research only staff and higher degree research students working on these various projects.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2119/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 20 January 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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