Job Details
  • Reference384058A_1638147088
  • LocationGeelong
  • SalaryUp to AU$60 per hour + + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantVedangi More

About the Organization:
This leading government agency supports those in need and provides tools for Australians to be able to achieve their goals. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can contribute to the difference that they make in this role. This agency has a great team culture and excellent office locations in Geelong.

About the Team:
The Mainstream Interface & Royal Commissions Branch is the primary liaison and advisory for the agency's mainstream interface policy matters that arise through Disability Ministers, Disability Senior Officials, and other formal governance groups including the Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Joint Agency Taskforce, Royal Commissions. The branch works across the Agency to reach endorsed the agency's positions on the mainstream interface and works with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and state and territory governments, through Disability Ministers and Disability Senior Officials to inform policy development, negotiations and agreement.

The branch collaborates in other bilateral and multilateral government forums to inform policy decisions that align with legislation, obligations and priorities, enhance outcomes for participants, are fit for purpose and maintain the intent and integrity of the scheme. It is responsible for leading and managing the agency's interactions with the YPIRAC Joint Agency Taskforce and the YPIRAC Strategy & Implementation Plan.

The branch is also responsible for managing the agency's interactions with Royal Commissions including responding to requests for information, coordinating requests and investigating matters that may be of relevance to a Royal Commission.

About the Role:
The APS6 Project Officer is a team membership position and is accountable for organising their workflow and providing support and advice relating to a discrete area of responsibility. The position will provide operational policy advice within an area of specialisation with advice based on policies and legislation. The position will undertake activities and tasks using available information, or sourcing information where it is not readily available, often at short notice. It will be required to perform procedural, clerical, administrative and operational tasks that supports and contributes to agency's objectives.

The APS6 Project Officer is a team leadership position within the agency and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks across a range of activities. It will provide the leadership, control, planning, resource management, performance management and decision making for the Team Membership within the positions assigned Work Area. The position will have a considerable level of contact with internal and external stakeholders and will be required to communicate with and provide advice on a range of matters to resolve moderately complex enquiries.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Gathering and collating documents, ensuring appropriate consultation with document owners and subject matter experts.
  • Interpreting and distilling information in order to provide briefings to senior leaders.
  • Assisting in project management and coordination activities, monitoring and reviewing program and project activities against plans
  • Developing and managing project plans and schedules in accordance with the Agency's project management framework.
  • Performing independent research work and analysis, interpreting patterns and trends and recording findings including the preparation of draft reports on relevant project activities.
  • Coordinating regular project reporting including status updates and exception reports.
  • Preparing draft written material including business cases, plans, executive briefs and corporate documentation.
  • Identifying and assisting with the management of project risks, issues and benefits.
  • Contributing to project quality management to ensure that project deliverables are fit for purpose and meet client needs.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Strong and adaptable communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work within and across teams and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritise and allocate tasks in an efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy

You MUST be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for this opportunity and eligible to clear a national police check.

How to apply:
Please click 'APPLY" to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role. You can also send in your resumes directly to or call me on 0469 889 351 for a confidential chat regarding the role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 02/12/21 at 12pm