• Location: Australia wide
  • Term: Permanent
  • Full-time: 37.5 hours (0.6-0.8 FTE will be considered for the right applicant)
  • Remuneration:  SCHADS Level 5: $88-92k + 10.5% super + 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are particularly encouraged to apply

Job title: IT Officer

Reporting to: IT Manager

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the leading environmental law practice in the Australia Pacific Region delivering legal solutions for peoples, nature and our climate. We have a big vision which is a world where nature thrives. We’ve got big ambition about the role we can play in delivering that vision and we’ve got an incredible team across the country working to achieve it. 

We are dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy. Over our 30-year combined history we’ve developed a formidable track record of empowering communities and delivering effective protection of the environment through legal services.

As the region’s legal experts in our field, we aim to be a brave, unified, and focused team, committed to inclusion and excellence in all that we do. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace supporting a highly skilled, engaged, and effective team, where everyone can feel that they belong.  

The opportunity:

We are looking for a talented Administration Officer to join our IT Team.  This role offers the opportunity to make an impact on climate and environmental justice in Australia by providing critical IT support to EDO’s legal and other teams.  This role is integral to the service delivery of the IT business function to the rest of the organisation.  You will assist the IT Manager with general administration within the IT team including asset management, user management, administration of groups, distribution lists and mailboxes, and administration of various IT systems.  The IT Officer will provide basic IT support to end users and liaise between users and our managed services provider to ensure resolution of more technically complex issues.  The IT Officer will also act as a liaison between the organisation and various vendors and IT contractors. 

This position is based in Sydney or Brisbane, however remote working options will be considered for the right candidate.

Candidate Profile:

You are an experienced administration professional with an aptitude and interest in IT and technology generally.  You will demonstrate excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, solid experience with IT systems and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems and software.  You will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, allowing you to assist non-technical staff to diagnose and resolve technical issues quickly.

You are interested in climate justice, human rights, the rights of First Nations and the environment and want an opportunity to provide support within an organisation working towards these goals.

Key selection criteria:

Core skills

  • Demonstratable general administration skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An interest in and aptitude for technology and systems with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to systems you haven’t used previously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and to deadlines.

Substantive experience

  • Experience in an administration role.  Administration within an IT team is highly desirable but not essential.
  • High degree of competency with IT systems, including Microsoft Office products and Windows 10/11.
  • Experience with legal IT systems including LEAP and CLASS is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint is desirable.

Personal qualities and cultural competency

  • A champion of the EDO values
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation
  • Commitment to the protection of human rights and the environment
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of First Nations and peoples from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations in both the delivery of our work and our internal culture
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment

Our Culture and Benefits:  

  • We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected, and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.  
  • The chance to be part of the largest environmental legal practice in the Australia-Pacific  
  • A very flexible and family-friendly workplace  
  • Option to work from home and the office  
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave, regardless of gender or carer status
  • 15 days personal/carer’s leave  
  • 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave
  • 3 days paid cultural leave
  • Extra leave over the Christmas period  
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities  
  • EDO proudly has a JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) Committee and a Mental Health Ambassador Committee, and has developed a First Nations Program with the aid of indigenous-led consultancies.  


Our Values

Commitment – We are committed to; a united organisation, to each other, to collaboration, to justice, to our communities and to creating a world where nature thrives.  

Diversity – We are respectful of and welcome diversity of staff, volunteers, offices, environmental regions, communities, stakeholders.  

Integrity – We work effectively, efficiently, strategically, professionally, and ethically; “justice is in our nature”.  

Vision – We lead change and environmental empowerment using innovation, creativity, and courage.  

How to Apply

All offers of employment may be subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.  

EDO particularly encourages applications from First Nations or Pacific Island people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people living with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.  

Applications must include a CV and a letter that clearly addresses each of the selection criteria.  Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.  

Applications close on 24 July 2022. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘Application for position of IT Officer’. in the subject line.