Job Details
  • Reference401707A_1669355301
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted7 days ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

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 a Digital ID - Policy Officer end on 30 June 2023.

Position Overview

The department is seeking enthusiastic and capable individuals to fill several Senior Officer vacancies across the Branch, including roles in:

  • Strategy and engagement - Support the development of digital strategies and recommendations to support digital transformation across the Australia Government through evidence-based outcomes.
  • Policy - Draft whole of government policy, correspondence, communications, briefings, and other requests by providing expert advice and conducting research and analysis on areas of policy.

The Digital Strategy Branch draws on, and feeds into, all parts of the department and broader whole of government initiatives. Our branch is dynamic, creating a great environment to work across projects and develop and enhance your skills.

The Digital Strategy team is responsible for the Digital Government Strategy which will require changes to how the APS works, better alignment of government's digital solutions, and new initiatives that will take us on the journey to being a world leading digital government.. The Digital Policy team provides whole-of-government digital policy leadership, including a range of policies relating to digital service design, digital sourcing, and cloud computing amongst other digital topics.

Some of the key duties of the positions include:

  • Liaise confidently, negotiate with internal and external stakeholders and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Prepare briefing materials and draft responses to communications received by the department and the Minister's Office
  • Utilise professional knowledge and experience to improve work outcomes
  • Provide secretariat support services, including minute taking (as required)
  • Discreetly handle sensitive information, including Cabinet in Confidence information, and maintain confidentiality
  • Ensure appropriate record keeping
  • Undertake other work to support the Digital Identity branch

Capabilities required

  • superior communication and interpersonal skills (written, electronic and verbal)
  • strong judgement in determining the priorities of the department, and the Digital Identity branch
  • excellent organisation to work to competing, and demanding, deadlines
  • the ability to be flexible, resilient, and multi-task when managing competing and changing priorities in a complex environment
  • initiative to be able to problem solve and add value by recognising issues, develop solutions and anticipate and respond to the department's emergent priorities.


  • Security Clearance level required: Baseline (or ability to obtain and maintain).
  • To be eligible for employment applicants must be an Australian citizen.
  • An applicant's suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process includes an Australian Police check.
  • We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports employees to reach their full potential.
  • Recruitment and advertising notes
  • The department may leverage a mix of assessment methods for this position, which may or may not involve an interview.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out.