Senior Visits and Events Officer

Washington D.C.
Aug 01, 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Full Time

Senior Visits and Events Officer

About the Position
This is a locally engaged staff position at an overseas Australian Diplomatic Mission. 

This position is a senior visits and events specialist located in the Executive Section of the Australian Defence Staff (Washington). The position supports the Defence Visits, Events and Protocol Manager. under limited direction and is responsible for providing event, visit and protocol advice, coordination and implementation of VIP events/visits to the US by Defence personnel, Members of Parliament and other organizations. The role will require management of a small team and is office based; it is a dynamic work environment that will at times require work outside core business hours.

Additional Information

Applicants for this position may be eligible to apply for an A-2 visa on the basis of an offer of employment if they do not already fall into one of the employment eligibility categories listed:
• United States citizen, a United States lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder)
• Already possess an A-1 visa or an A-2 visa,
• Or have a dependant G-visa and a valid US employment authorisation document
A2 visas are valid for a period of 5 years and are non-renewable. If successful in obtaining an A2 visa – Australian applicants are able to apply for an exemption to leave Australia through Australian Boarder Force

Applicants must be a citizen of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America to apply.
This position is a designated security assessed position. Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT recognised security clearance. Security clearances can take several months to process, and employment cannot be commenced until an appropriate clearance is confirmed. There is no guarantee that the successful candidate for the position will be successful in obtaining a clearance. The inability to obtain a clearance prevents that applicant from being employed and loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.


We offer a competitive package of benefits which includes medical employer subsidised group insurance, dental insurance, vision care and an employer matched retirement plan.
In addition, we offer 22 days recreation leave and 18 days sick leave each year (pro-rated for part time employment). The Embassy observes 14 public holidays each year. For further information - please use the link provided

Further information about engagement as a locally engaged staff member can be found at Employment Opportunities on the Australia in the USA website.

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