Job Details
  • Reference375680A_1623227664
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted7 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an EL1 Behavioural Economics Data and Research Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research, design and implementation of activities and products that support compliance priorities, using contemporary behavioural insights and human centred design approaches.
  • Providing advice to other business units on application of behavioural insights to the design or implementation of compliance activities.
  • Evaluation of completed trials and statistical analysis of large data sets using a range of software.
  • Supporting stakeholder engagement and consultation activities.
  • Written communication including preparation of proposals, evaluation reports, Executive and Ministerial Briefing, correspondence with key stakeholders and members of the public.
  • Project management, including preparation and maintenance of project plans and related documentation.

Skills & Experience:

  • Leadership
    • Supervision/coaching experience.
    • Leadership skills consistent with values contained in the rules and the client's Values, Capabilities and Behaviours.
    • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including developing staff and managing performance, and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Contemporary attitude to Disability
    • Positive contemporary attitudes to people with disability.
    • High level understanding and knowledge of disability, and its impact on individuals.
  • Systems
    • Competency with IT systems.
    • Extensive experience with data analysis tools and techniques
  • Collaboration
    • Work closely across teams (within the region or nationally) to deliver outcomes.
    • Work closely with peers and teams to provide expertise and assistance on complex matters.
  • Communication
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to develop and maintain networks.
    • Able to negotiate effectively by listening differing ideas and views to develop a clear understanding of the issues, and to present persuasive counterarguments.
  • Service Orientation
    • Ability to manage your own performance.
    • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
    • Highly developed ability to synthesise and analyse complex information and make decisions.
    • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
  • Technical Skills
    • Ability to apply behavioural insights, research methods, and human centred design approaches to the design and evaluation of activities and products that address compliance priorities
    • Ability to work collaboratively and support work objectives of colleagues across a range of teams
    • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills including high attention to detail
    • Ability to interpret and use a range of information sources, including legislation, stakeholder insights, research literature and data to explore issues and identify potential risks to the integrity of Scheme
    • Ability to apply statistical concepts to evaluate the impact of compliance activities
    • Ability to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to identify opportunities, achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation


  • Demonstrated experience in the application of behavioural insights to the design, implementation and evaluation of projects
  • Demonstrated public sector experience, including experience in project management and/or procurement and/or stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience with complex data analysis
  • A sound understanding of compliance and fraud detection practices
  • A sound understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Agency
  • A strong understanding of data preparation and analysis

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.