Move your career into new Territory

    • OCPE, Employee Relations 
    • Senior Administrative Officer 1 (Remuneration Package Range $142,733 – $159,266) 
    • Ongoing vacancy in Darwin


Senior Administrative Officer 1 (Remuneration Package Range $142,733 – $159,266)

Including salary $123,559 – $138,034

Relocation assistance will be considered


  • Office of the Commissioner for Public Relations, Employee Relations
  • Ongoing vacancy in Darwin
  • Apply your comprehensive understanding, and experience in employment law and policy with your ability to lead employment related projects and complex case management, reforms and negotiations.


The Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (OCPE) is the statutory employer of all employees in the Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS). The office is responsible for managing and supporting the implementation of a number of Budget Repair Initiatives, and representing the employer with disputes in the Fair Work Commission, and other industrial relations activities.  


  • Lead major and complex Employee Relations and Industrial Relations projects.
  • Represent the Northern Territory Government before Industrial Tribunals.
  • High-level project management experience and stakeholder engagement skills.


As a Principal Consultant in Employee Relations, your primary objective is to lead specific projects, including the Budget Repair Initiatives, in areas of employment policy review, human resources and public sector employment and industrial relations. 


You will also participate in, and lead industrial relations projects and advocacy cases in tribunals and provide consultancy and advisory services on employee relations policy matters across the NTPS. Your comprehensive understanding of and experience in employment law and policy will be put to good use as will your proven organisational and problem solving skills, ability to develop solutions for complex employment issues and staff management and leadership.


In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, generous recreational and personal leave, and the opportunity to enjoy the Territory’s unique landscapes, amazing sunsets and inclusive community spirit. Many people come to Darwin for career opportunities and stay for the lifestyle.


For a confidential discussion please contact: Viki Smith on 08 8999 4184 or [email protected]


Quote vacancy number: 25235

Vacancy close date: 31/01/2022


To apply please provide a one page summary sheet, resume / CV and copies of relevant qualifications.  For a copy of the Job Description to apply online, please visit


The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. Under the agency’s Special Measures Plan, eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration. 


From 13 November 2021, all NTPS employees subject to the Chief Health Officer Directions No.55 of 2021 are required to provide evidence of at least one dose of an approved COVID 19 vaccination and evidence of two doses completed by 24 December 2021 except in circumstances where there is a medical exemption.


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Applications close 31st January, 2022 Apply Online

Principal Consultant

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

$142733 to $159266
Human Resources
Organisational Leadership
Program Implementation
Work Type
Full Time - Ongoing
Salary Fringe Benefits