Job Details
  • Reference375381B_1622778112
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted12 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 an APS6 Freedom of Information Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The APS6 Freedom of Information Officer will, under limited direction, assist the team in the coordination of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to the Agency and will ensure the Agency meets its legal obligations in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) [FOI Act].

The role will assist the team with Participant Information Access (PIA) requests made to the Agency and contribute to the development of the Agency's information handling requirements. The APS6 Freedom of Information Officer will be a delegate FOI and PIA decision-maker and will make robust FOI decisions.

The position will perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team.

The APS6 Freedom of Information Officer will, under limited supervision, manage relationships with stakeholders within the Agency, Government agencies, the Ministers office and the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting and making FOI decisions on complex matters in accordance with the FOI Act.
  • Assisting and making PIA decisions as a PIA delegate.
  • Managing the priorities of clients and available resources to deliver results on time and within budget.
  • Preparing and contributing to a range of other material including briefing material for Ministers. Board papers, media releases, reports to Parliamentary committees, and correspondence.
  • Supporting the development of systems, processes and practical tools including delivering training to support FOI handling and awareness.

Role Specifications:

  • working in an open office environment (exposure to general workplace chatter)
  • working in a team environment
  • working in a hot desk environment
  • managing demanding and changing workloads and competing priorities
  • operating a telephone / computer
  • computer/screen-based work
  • requirement to read or otherwise extract information from printed material / signage

dealing with confronting and complex situations and information

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email Leanne.Porter@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.