Job Details
  • Reference381669A_1634067401
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted8 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

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 Service Improvement Tester on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

The EL1 Service Deisgn and Improvement Test Analyst is responsible for facilitating the User Acceptance Test (UAT) system enhancements. The position will lead a small test team in preparing for UAT activities, engaging with stakeholders to facilitate support for test execution and provide reporting results on testing progress.

The position is an important team leadership position within the department and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks across wide-ranging activities of substantial depth involving significant detail. It will provide the leadership, control, planning, resource management, performance management and decision making for the Team Membership and assigned Contractors working within the positions assigned Work Area.

The EL1 Service Design and Improvement Test Analyst is responsible for actively managing key internal and external stakeholder relationships and may be required to represent and negotiate on behalf of the client to advance the client's interests across a range of forums.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading a team to deliver UAT artefacts and preparing for testing.
  • Preparing and reviewing test strategies, plans, coverage matrices and sign off reports.
  • Manage all testing activities and outputs through appropriate testing tools and escalating defects.
  • Using and promoting the use of agile methodologies in testing.
  • Developing and delivering training to UAT volunteers.

(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

Work Level Expectations:

The client work within the Australian Public Service (APS) Work Level Standards. The duties detailed below are specific to the EL1 classification.

  • Leadership and Accountability
    • Highly developed specialist, professional, technical and/or management knowledge across a broad range of activities.
    • Responsible for providing expertise across a broad range of activities potentially relating to work of different program areas and ensuring an in-depth knowledge of and compliance with relevant legislation and policy frameworks.
  • Management Diversity and Span
    • Responsible for building capability in a team environment through coaching others, providing performance feedback and encouraging career development.
    • Involves the motivation of team members, building cooperation and improving team performance.
  • Job Context and Environment
    • Work is performed within parameters provided by broad objectives and standards, with substantial discretion on how objectives are achieved for specific areas of responsibility.
    • Monitor emerging issues in a field and for identifying impact on agency priorities as well as engaging with risk and undertaking risk management activities for area of responsibility.
  • Independence and Decision-Making
    • Interpretation is required to establish the way in which procedures and policies should be applied with the role operating with considerable independence.
    • Decisions are based on professional judgement, evaluating risk and in the context of a complex and changing environment.
    • Creativity and originality (innovation) are required to develop approaches for applying new knowledge or policy changes.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders, engaging and collaborating to achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation.
    • On behalf of the agency the role is required to achieve cooperation with clients or other interested groups.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.