Remote Area Management Team

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Job Overview

  • $36.90 – $48.30 per hour (inclusive of 25% loading), plus superannuation.
  • Positions may be offered across all states in a range of locations, including Remote and Very Remote Areas of Australia.
  • Temporary (casual) positions with variable working hours, including days, evenings, and weekends.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2021 Census of Population and Housing is currently seeking highly motivated candidates with strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills to join our Census team.

We are seeking over 300 people in various remote locations across Australia to join our Census Remote Area Management Team (RAMT).

Job Description

In this role you will use a satellite phone and an electronic device (i.e. a tablet) to carry out your work. You will need to be comfortable using an electronic device to complete activities such as data entry, scanning documents, writing, sending emails and other activities as required.

An understanding of and ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are key selection criteria. To ensure these skills and attributes are present within the Census workforce, some RAMT roles will be filled by suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Engagement Managers from the ABS Centre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics (CoATSIS) will work closely with Census staff to engage with Aboriginal communities and assist with recruitment activities. The Remote Area Management Team (RAMT) will work closely with their Census Operations Manager and Census Engagement Manager throughout their employment to successfully undertake their work in their area.

Team Leader:

Remote Area Management Team Leaders are responsible for managing the collection in a workload area that may include one or more discrete Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities, regional towns, other dwellings such as pastoral properties, mining camps, road-houses, and national parks in remote or very remote areas.

Key responsibilities for Remote Area Management Team Leaders include:

  • Review your workload and finalise the Remote Area Management Team plan
  • Engage with members of the community to raise awareness of the Census
  • Lead and manage a small team
  • Undertake quality assurance processes
  • Recruit and train field staff within communities, remote towns, pastoral stations, roadhouses, caravan parks, hotels etc.
  • Manage and keep secure all recruitment, payroll and WHS forms
  • Manage and keep secure all Census forms
  • Manage and keep secure electronic devices
  • Support the Census Operations Manager, as required
  • Conduct quality review processes of forms with the assistance of field staff
  • Return completed forms to the ABS.

Team Member:

Remote Area Management Team Members are responsible for assisting the Remote Area Management Team Leader and supporting the Census operations and collection in the workload.

Key responsibilities for Remote Area Management Team members include:

  • Assist with recruiting and training field staff within communities, remote towns, pastoral stations, roadhouses, caravan parks, hotels etc.
  • Engage with members of the community to raise awareness of the Census
  • Conduct interviews and deliver Census forms to non-private dwellings (i.e. hotels) and private dwellings (i.e. houses)
  • Manage and keep secure all recruitment, payroll and WHS forms
  • Manage and keep secure all census collection forms
  • Manage and keep secure the electronic device
  • Return completed forms back to the ABS.
  • Support the RAMT Leader, as required.

 

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for people who have demonstrated experience or knowledge in:

  • Issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Communicating sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Working within a larger team and following instructions and procedures
  • Leading or managing a team
  • Working and making decisions independently
  • Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Communicating with electronic devices including satellite phones and other mobile devices
  • Working in remote and regional areas of Australia, including experience in driving a 4wd in a remote area and over long distances.
  • An ability to read and navigate maps
  • Maintain attention to detail when working in high volume environment operating with tight deadlines.
  • A current first aid certificate is highly desirable.
  • Applicants who live in or have worked in the nominated area will be highly regarded.
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job Requirements

To apply please follow the below link:

https://abs.nga.net.au/?jati=EC970154-F4C2-98A5-65B3-BF317429ECF7

For further information about this opportunity, including key dates and the selection process, refer to the attached Applicant Information Kit.

You will be unable to edit your application once submitted.

Applications close 11:30pm AEDT 22nd March 2021.

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