Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-142430
  • LocationMelbourne
  • Salary$55.24 per hour, Benefits: + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted2 months ago
  • ConsultantClaudia Leiva
About the Organization:

This leading Federal government agency supports Australian’s in achieving their goals and helps them to live a better life. 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 is known for having a great culture across different teams and have excellent office locations in Melbourne or Geelong.
About the role:

The APS5 Project Officer (Policy Officer) is responsible for in supporting the Agency in its participation at all levels of government. Your work will be varied, fast-paced, and highly valued. You will communicate with various internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the government agency.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Analyse and interpret legislation, policies, strategies and program/project plans.
  • Conduct research to inform policy and strategy design.
  • Contribute to briefings, business cases and other executive material.
  • Support managers at external forums and events.
  • Provide information and guidance to people with disability, Agency participants and the wider community.
  • Contribute to the development of project plans and activities.
  • Experience working in a similar role under Australian rules and regulations
  • Experience in coordinating and assisting in the management of complex cases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office
  • Project management and administration skills and experience – tracking tasks across the project team, managing reporting and deadlines.
  • Stakeholder engagement – including emailing and talking to external stakeholders about project work.
  • Secretariat and governance experience – including being able to set up meetings, write agendas and minutes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Current Police Check, o ability to obtain one
Desirable skills to have for the role:
  • Brief and reporting writing experience – including experience in writing for government, in plain English and formatting documents.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible and adaptable when managing competing policy priorities.
What you will bring to the role:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work within and across teams, the ability to 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.
How to apply:

Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, disability and culturally and linguistics candidates are also encouraged to apply.
Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government.

Please click ‘APPLY” to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role. You can also send in your resumes directly to Claudia Leiva at to be considered for this opportunity.

Applications close 15.00 PM AEST, 10th April 2023