Administrative Support Officer (Submarine Armaments Cooperative Programs)

Washington D.C.
Sep 30, 2022
Nov 04, 2022
Full Time

Administrative Support Officer (Submarine Armaments Cooperative Programs)Administrative Support Officer (Submarine Armaments Cooperative Programs)

About the Department of Defence (Defence)

The primary role of Defence is to defend Australia and its national interests against armed attack. In doing so, Defence serves the Government of the day and is accountable to the Commonwealth Parliament which represents the Australian people to efficiently and effectively carry out the Government's Defence policy. Australia's Defence policy is founded on the principle of self-reliance in the direct Defence of Australia, but with a capacity to do more where there are shared interests with partners and allies.

About the Position

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

The Joint Project Office (JPO) works collaboratively to link the United States Navy and the Australian Defence Force in their efforts towards Submarine Armaments Cooperative Programs. Within the JPO, under general direction the Administrative Support Officer provides administrative, financial and procurement support primarily to the staff within the Australian Cooperative Partner Personnel (CPP) section as well as the wider JPO as required.


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

Additional Information

This position is a designated security assessed position. Applicants must be a citizen of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America to apply. Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT recognized 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.

The position is subject to safety measures established by the Embassy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This allows for flexible work arrangements to be established on a case by case basis, however, working from home as well as maintaining a presence in the office will be expected. Changes to flexible work arrangements will be reviewed in line with Embassy policy

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

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

Contact Information

All enquiries about the position and the application process should be directed to

Please do not submit applications directly to this email address, as they will not be considered.

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