First listed on: 30 March 2023

Human Resources Advisor - Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex


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The Opportunity

  • An opportunity to join a newly transformed function 
  • Provide high quality and consistent advice across the Employee Lifecycle
  • Drive positive outcomes for CSIRO!

CSIRO have an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Advisor to support a special assignment at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC). Currently supporting over 40 missions, CDSCC ensures that the critical science obtained by robotic spacecraft throughout and beyond the solar system is communicated back to Earth. 

As the HR Advisor, you’ll work within the People Partnering function to provide people advisory services that are proactive and consistent to support CSIRO People deliver its strategy and goals. In partnership with other key People functions, you’ll facilitate high impact outcomes and be involved in projects that enhance and transform the effectiveness of our service delivery. You’ll act as an important linkage between CDSCC and CSIRO, integrating CDSCC support into our operating model.

Play a key role in facilitating scientific research by supporting our team working at CDSCC and apply now! 

Please note, this role will require the ability to travel to Tidbinbilla, ACT on average, not more than twice per quarter. For more information on CDSCC, please visit:

Your duties will include:

  • Under general direction, providing high quality advice in relation to CDSCC people related queries across the entire employee lifecycle.
  • Providing clear advice within a complex framework of policies, procedures, benefits and entitlements across two Enterprise Agreements.
  • Identifying clients’ needs and providing People solutions to support delivery of team objectives. 
  • Upskilling, coaching and influencing senior staff to provide effective management of employees and facilitate the transition to a new People service delivery model.
  • Navigating ambiguity and supporting leaders and staff in adapting to change playing a key role in translating CDSCC processes into CSIRO systems. 
  • Supporting the implementation of a modernised service delivery model for CSIRO People and assisting leaders and staff in transitioning to the new model and systems.
  • Upskilling People Advisory colleagues in CDSCC-specific procedures, processes, and entitlements to facilitate transition to broader centralised People support.
  • Other duties as directed.

Location: Canberra (Black Mountain) preferred, Melbourne (Clayton) or Brisbane (Pullenvale) considered.  
Salary: AU$89k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years, Full-time.
Reference: 92344

To be considered you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management, or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated experience providing consistent, accurate and considered generalist HR advice to staff and managers on a range of complex People matters empowering them to act independently. 
  • Demonstrated ability/track record of coaching, upskilling and influencing leaders and peers.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all customers and follow up with customers when required clearly and effectively.
  • Proven ability to use technology platforms and to assist others to adopt them.
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake human resource projects and implement related initiatives, including the ability to initiate and respond effectively to change.
  • Experience working within an establishment organisational structure
  • Experience with SAP HR Information System

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

16th April 2023, 11:00pm AEST. 

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