Job Details
  • Reference374717A_1621924398
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted22 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 APS6 Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The APS6 Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The APS6 Ministerial and Parliamentary Officer will have a considerable level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the client to manage relationships with the Parliament, ministerial offices, the Department of Social Services and other Commonwealth agencies

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and project managing parliamentary process, including appearances at senate estimates and committee hearings.
  • Coordinating and drafting input from across the client to develop reports and input to portfolio responses.
  • Coordinating, drafting and quality checking Questions on Notice and Senate Briefs using the Parliamentary Document Management System (PDMS).
  • Creating summaries of parliamentary sitting days and committee hearings and coordinating input to weekly reporting.
  • Identifying opportunities to continuously improve processes and expand the knowledge within the branch and across the client to enhance the support provided to the Minister and Executive

Our Ideal Candidate will be:

  • Working in an open office environment (exposure to general workplace chatter)
  • Working from home on occasion
  • Working in a team environment
  • Managing demanding and changing workloads and competing priorities
  • Spending significant periods of sitting at a counter / or desk
  • Attending external locations offsite including participants' homes (which may have multiple stories or be accessible only via uneven ground, stairs)
  • Operating a telephone / computer
  • Performing computer/screen-based work
  • Required to read or otherwise extract information from printed material / signage
  • High levels of phone usage

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.