Executive Assistant
Department for Correctional Services
Job reference: 485558
Location: 5000 – ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Department for Correctional Services

The Department employs approximately 2,000 staff and has responsibility for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the state. Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public and reducing re-offending. We work towards this through the contribution of staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields, from correctional officers and teachers, to social workers, psychologists and supervisors of court orders. Their commitment ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and better outcomes. In a supportive and collaborative environment, you will encounter interesting professional challenges and you will work alongside dedicated and passionate people who help to turn around the lives of offenders and rebuild lives affected by crime.


The Executive Assistant provides an effective, confidential, professional secretarial, and administration support service to the Executive Director, Aboriginal Services Directorate.

Special Conditions

Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial entitlements.
The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check.
A current South Australian Driver’s Licence is essential.
A flexible approach to working hours is required.
Some interstate and intrastate travel will be required which may necessitate overnight absences.



ASO3 ($64,636 – $68,886pa)



Ms Vickie Dodd

Manager, Aboriginal Strategy Policy & Government Relations

08 8226 9409



Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online via I Work for SA.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter of no more than two pages quoting the vacancy number and outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role.

Refer to the Advice to Applicants for information on how to apply.

Applicants are required to complete the Employment Declaration if not currently employed by the Department for Correctional Services.


Additional Information

This is a temporary vacancy for up to 12 months.

It is a requirement for any non-ongoing DCS employees to be fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved COVID-19 vaccination.

The Department for Correctional Services (DCS) considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). Therefore, this position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Applications close: 01/06/2022 11:00 PM

– ASD EA JandP 25 02 2021 FINAL VERSION.pdf
– Advice to Applicants CV Cover Letter Only May 2021.pdf
– DCS Pre-Employment Declaration DCS CC2018 – V1.6.1.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.