Hamilton - Government Worker - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lesley Hamilton

Sydney, NSW, Australia


Government Worker

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Communications Officer in Royal Australian Air Force for 16Yrs, duties included secure communication, IS support, managing up to 10/12 subordinates, managing communication centre in Malaysia for 3yrs and member of the UN forces in Timor (6mth).
Recruitment careers councillor and Defence Interviewer for clients joining the ADF.
Recruitment officer for private company mining industry
Training manager for RTO responsible for all staff professional and personal training on the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline.

Work History


Dept of Corrective Services Mandurah

December 2012 - January 2013

Short term contract - General Administration duties;

• Daily opening and closing of office
• Liaising with clients to determine their requirements
• Providing Correctional Service Officers with clerical and admin support
• Updating database
• General administration duties.


Romea Training Mandurah

June 2011 - October 2012

Responsible for the training needs of all staff Field and Management working on the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline (DBNGP)

• Work with Registered Training Compliance Officer to maintain compliance.
• Develop training plan, program and schedule to meet Client and regulatory requirement
• Using approved Training pathways organise Training Needs Analysis for trainees at commencement of employment and on an annual basis;
• Create portfolios for full time trainees;
• Liaise with Training Providers regarding cost, availability and delivery of training;
• Coordinate the planning and scheduling of all training with company supervisors ;
• Maintain database creating enrolments for all trainees and updating all training records;
• Producing and managing calendar invites for all training;
• Creating purchase orders for Training Providers Maintenance of all training records;
• Manage all internal reports and Monthly report for client;
• Manage and monitor office administration


November 2010 - February 2011

3BBuild Subiaco

Short term contract: Responsible for recruiting clients for work in the Mining Industry;

• Newspaper advertising;
• Initial client contact;
• Client interview;
• Maintain database;
• Supervise office administration;


Air Force Reserves

March 2010 - September 2010

Responsible for coordinating training for new and existing staff members of RAAF Base Darwin;

• Employment training packages; and
• Induction training.
• Supervise office administration;
• Liaise with other Registered Training Organisations;
• Co-ordinate annual mandatory training for all staff members;
• Monitor outstanding training deficiencies, training needs or problems and training completed;
• Assist staff in implementing their own training plan for future promotion;
• Assist in planning the yearly training agenda;
• Directly supervise, develop/train and mentor other training officers;
• Develop Risk Management Plans;
• Represent the department at National Training Conferences; and • Organise official functions on behalf of the State Manager.
Other duties held;
• Senior Equity and Diversity Advisor;
• Assistant Occupational Health & Safety Officer; and • Secretary of the RAAF Darwin Fishing Club.


Defence Force Recruiting

January 2007 - March 2010

Initial point of contact for public enquiry to enlist in the Australian Defence Force, assist in training new staff;

• Recruitment Interview Technique;
• Recruitment Induction;
• Dealing with the Public;
• Implementation of new recruiting system;
• Induction Training;
• Office/Administration Manager;
• Coordinate annual mandatory training for all staff;
• Provide feedback to Senior Management on recruiting processes;
• Directly supervise, develop/train and mentor for junior staff;
• Determine eligibility and suitability of prospective candidates;
• Respond to walk in requests; dealing with the public, strong customer focus;
• Prepare yearly performance appraisals;
• Monitor and maintain recruitment database, file management;
• Manage staff leave, work routines and rosters;
• Undertake representational roles within the community.


Overseas Post

February 2004 - December 2006

Supervising a small team to provide secure communication in Malaysia.

• Maintain relationships with local community and provide strong customer focus;
• Deliver security briefs;
• Supervise office administration;
• Monitor staff trade/training deficiencies and train supplementary staff;
• Maintaining building security and managing security clearances for personnel.
• Manage staff leave, work routines and rosters;
• Supervise the receipt, dispatch, storage and distribution of information;
• Prepare yearly performance appraisals for staff;
• Manage and maintain secure and non secure computer networks.

Awarded Air Commander Australian Commendation for my professionalism and leadership shown during the rapid expansion of the communications network at Butterworth to support relief operations in tsunami-affected Sumatra.


June 2002 - February 2004


Provide effective communications to ground and sea elements of the ADF and some civilian organisations, in a real time secure environment.

• Supervise a small team, duties including the use of radio HF, VHF, UHF, satellite, Land Line and Data Circuits;
• Participate in annual exercise with national and international forces;
• Providing support for emergencies and short term deployment;
• Supervise office administration;
• Prepare yearly performance appraisals staff;
• Co-ordinate annual and continuation training, work routine and rosters


November 2001 - June 2002

Peace Keeping Force East Timor,

Oversee classified consignments in and out of East Timor and Australia;

• Provide effective customer service for Custom officials and national foreigners;
• Plan and organise the transportation of consignments in and out of country by sea or air and delivery of items in country;
• Administration of consignment couriers, typing, monthly statistics and reports;
• Entertainment member for Social Club, organising social gatherings for national and international peacekeeping contingents as well as visiting dignitaries.


July 2000 - November 2001


Supervise a small team to provide secure communication;

• Provide effective customer service to all agencies;
• Supervise office administration;
• Receipt, dispatch, distribution and storage of information up to and including Top Secret;
• Supervise building security and security clearances for personnel;
• Maintain secure and non secure computer networks;
• Preparation for annual exercise, providing a strong customer focus;
• Providing support for emergencies and short term deployment;
• Manage staff leave, work routine and rosters and prepare yearly performance appraisal for staff;
• Coordinate annual and continuous training;
Other duties;
• Secretary for the RAAF Darwin's Sergeants Mess Committee.


Information Technology (IT) Support

July 1999 - July 2000


Under supervision, provide Information Technology (IT) Support;

• Provide customer service: including creating user accounts, monitoring user accounts and troubleshooting.
• Maintain base network system;
• Liaise with contractors and local business;
• IT preparation and support for the build up of International and United Nations contingents staging through Darwin.

Awarded Commander Northern Command Commendation for my professionalism and dedication to service notwithstanding restrictive timeframes and limited manpower for the provision of IT support to Australian, International and United Nations contingents.


March 1996 - July 1999


Maintain the base telephone system infrastructure;

• Prepositioning of facilities in preparation for annual exercise, liaise with local Telstra contractor for phone connections, disconnection, repair and maintenance of phone assets and monitor usage;
• Updating base phone book and Emergency/Contingency call out list;
• Reconciling monthly telephone accounts and data input ready for payment providing budget projections to management;

Awarded Commanding Officers Commendation for my exceptional organizational and investigative skills combined with initiative and devotion to duty resulting in significant savings to the Royal Australian Air Force base, Darwin.



April 1995 - November 1996

• Trainee to supervisor;
• Introduction to military networks;
• Monitor and maintain secure and non secure computer networks;
• Receipt, dispatch, distribution and storage of information up to and including Top Secret;
• General administrative tasks as directed;

Additional information and referees can be supplied as requested.

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