Executive Assistants – These professionals are in high demand across the public sector. Senior Executive Assistants are sought after to support Executive Directors in ongoing temporary roles. Employers are also looking for EAs with specific systems skills including TRIM, SAP and Slipstream as well as experience supporting senior levels of management within government. EAs with MIBS (ministerial briefings data base) are also sought as the correspondence officer role is being phased out and duties are being placed into the EA’s job responsibilities. MIBS experience is increasingly a prerequisite for EA to Executive Director roles.
High-speed Data Entry Operators – The reporting period for many government departments has led to an increase in demand for high-speed Data Entry Operators. This is likely to last until the end of November. Access, TRIM and Excel are the key packages utilised.
Records Officers – The release of new budgets has enabled employers to recruit the required skills to work through project backlogs. As a result, demand exists for Records Officers as well as Ministerial Officers.
Medical Administrators – Candidates with in in-house database knowledge and experience in ministerial briefing packages are required to assist the flow of information.
Regional Project Officers – We are seeing high demand for Project Officers with both private and public sector experience to work within construction teams.
We are seeing a recovery in the recruitment market. Local and state governments are mainly looking for candidates on temporary contracts, but the duration of these assignments is usually over three months.
For both Administrators and Records Managers the past few months have brought in opportunities due to the steady increase in workload. With both the Commission of Audit and Parliament sitting more regularly this year, the departments will ramp up their activity in anticipation of this.