About the Job Maybe you know a thing or two about the Army already. Maybe you don't. Want to take a stab at just how big the Australian Army really is? Here's a hint - it's very large This is what makes the Army one of the most challenging and exciting employment opportunities in Australia, and why the role of Administration Assistant (also known as a Command Support Clerk) is like no other administrative function in the nation.
An Administration Assistant is a member of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC) who plays a pivotal role in Army - expected to know what is happening within units and acting as the first point of contact within those units for any number of issues. Administration Assistants are employed in the majority of units in the Australian Army and have opportunities to work with Navy and Air Force in Australia, overseas or on operational deployments. The skills gained as a Administration Assistant will allow you to be employed in barracks, on training exercises, in the field or on deployment overseas.
While your surroundings may change, your job role remains consistent and is essential to the effective operation of Army. Your duties: The duties listed below are indicative of the tasks you could be expected to perform, but note that not all duties are performed in each position. Interpret policy, legislation and regulations to provide clerical and administrative advice Understand professional pay and allowance concepts related to the military environment Use a number of diverse in-service Information Systems to support peers and commanders Maintain records, files and registers Prepare administrative and operational documents for signature and release Provide accurate advice on pay, personal allowances and unit/personal claims Maintain maps, logbooks, messages and information in an operational environment Operate the Battlefield Management System and General soldiering duties, such as manning defensive positions, patrolling, navigation, traffic control, camouflaging of vehicles and field equipment.