First listed on: 07 May 2019
APS6 Senior Communications Officers 

$78,730 to $90,167 pa plus 15.4% superannuation
Ongoing/non-ongoing full-time positions
Melbourne or Sydney

The Senior Communications Officers are pivotal members of our communications team. They are the key to our ability to deliver a professional and responsive communications service. They work independently and as part of a team. They play a crucial role in supporting junior team members and other staff.

Working closely with internal stakeholders from across the organisation, these vacancies provide an opportunity for you to make an impact on a range of projects and operational priorities.

The successful applicants will be team players with highly-developed writing, editing, proofing and digital production skills.

More information about this position, the scope of the role, duties and selection criteria, is contained within the position description for this role, available from the Career Opportunities page of our website,


We will invite shortlisted candidates to attend an interview and to complete a practical exercise to help us assess suitability.

Positions may be offered on an ongoing basis or non-ongoing basis for an initial period of 12 months with the possibility of extension up to 3 years. Non-ongoing positions may become ongoing. We may also create a merit pool from this recruitment process to fill similar roles for both ongoing and non-ongoing opportunities if, and as, they arise.

Contact Officer:

Any questions about this position should be directed to Lauren Tanfield
on 0436 409 495.

How to apply for this position:

Applications must be lodged online through our web based e-recruitment system.  To lodge your application, find the advertisement for this position by following the link on the Career Opportunities and click “Apply Now”. 

Candidates must submit an up-to-date resume (maximum of four A4 pages) detailing their relevant skills and experience and, in 1000 words or less, state their claims against the selection criteria.

Applications will be accepted until 11:30 pm (AEDT) on Sunday, 26 May 2019.

Please contact our recruitment team on (02) 9276 5443 or should you require assistance with accessing our website or with lodging your application.

Working for the AAT:

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the APS employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We offer our employees a wide range of attractive employment conditions including generous leave and superannuation provisions, flexible working arrangements, salary packaging, and study assistance. For more information about these and other conditions of employment refer to the AAT Enterprise Agreement

The AAT generally requires Australian citizenship as a condition of engagement.  All employees who are engaged are required to undertake an Australian Federal Police Check.  All employees who are engaged on an ongoing basis are required to undertake a health assessment.

About the AAT:

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) was established on 1 July 1976 and provides a one-stop shop for the independent review of a wide range of decisions made by the Australian Government. 

The AAT can review decisions made under more than 400 Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws, and in limited circumstances, decisions made by state government and non-government bodies. The most common types of decisions we review relate to child support, Commonwealth workers' compensation, family assistance, paid parental leave, social security, student assistance, migration and refugee visas and visa related decisions, taxation and veterans' entitlements.

For more information about the AAT, visit our website,

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