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Job: Corporate Services Officer NYCG (PN 11628)


Position title: Corporate Services Officer
Location: Consulate General of Australia, New York
LE Level: 3.1
Position Number: PN 11628
Position: Full time
Agency/Branch/Work Unit: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Salary: $52,704 USD per annum
Security Assessment: None

The terms of employment will be in accordance with the New York-Based Terms and Conditions of Employment. Employment will be offered on a contract basis, for an initial period of two years, at the LE3.1 level with an annual salary of US $52,704. Continued employment is subject to successful completion of a 3 month probation period.

The Consulate General of Australia in New York offers a package that includes recreation and personal days, medical and dental benefits, employee assistance program and a pension plan.

The Consulate General of Australia in New York will not be responsible for any costs incurred when applying for a US visa, relocation costs, nor the return of the officer and family to their country of origin at the end of the contract.


Your completed application package must be emailed by 09:00am 16 April 2018 (US EST) to : recruitment.northamerica@dfat.gov.au in PDF format only. Late or incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.


Download the New York Consulate-General application form.


To work at the Consulate General of Australia in New York, it is a requirement under United States law that you must be either a United States citizen, or a lawful permanent resident ("green card" holder), or hold a visa in the ‘A’ classification.

It is often necessary for visas to be adjudicated outside the United States. The Mission will facilitate the necessary work authorisation for the successful applicant should he/she be a non-US citizen or non-US Permanent Resident. The successful candidate is responsible for all costs, including travel and accommodation related to visa applications and commencement of employment.

Applicants who have family members who are currently in a different visa class must consider the implications of employment at the Consulate General of Australia in New York seriously before accepting an offer of employment.


The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas. 

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.


The corporate Services Officer assists with a range of corporate services including finance, human resources, property, IT and visits for the Australian Consulate and the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Human Resources and Payroll

  • Process payroll variations for New York based staff, including domestic staff, through SAP HR. Verify, input and maintain payroll including allowances, deductions and overtime.
  • Liaise with the HR Hub in Washington on payroll processing and human resource management issues in accordance with post policies, departmental best practice and applicable local labour laws.


  • Prepare invoices/claims for payment, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Maintain accounting records and ensure expenditure is recorded against appropriate codes.
  • Liaise with staff and suppliers to reconcile invoicing discrepancies.
  • Maintain asset management records and undertake annual stocktakes.
  • Perform the Cashier role, including daily cash desk reports and weekly banking.
  • Act as backup Finance Manager.


  • Assist property team with monitoring the property budget, procurement and record keeping.
  • Perform some driving duties including on occasion for the Head of Mission/Head of Post.

Information Technology

  • Act as back-up Local Area Network Administrator (LANA) and provide first level IT support.


  • Assist the Visits Officer in the planning, coordination and implementation of logistical support for official visits.


  1. Proficiency in, or the ability to quickly learn, accounting packages (preferably SAP Financial Management) and Human Resource Management Information Systems (preferably SAP HR).
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work productively as a member of a small team.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality and accurate records.
  5. Sound judgement and demonstrated organisational skills, ability to prioritise workloads and work effectively under pressure.
  6. Possess a valid driver’s licence.