Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144661
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryCompetitive
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantJess Kaur
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 Parliamentary officer on a contract for 2 months.

Position Overview

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Support your team to coordinate officials’ engagement in the parliamentary process, including question time briefs, appearances at senate estimates and committee hearings, parliamentary inquiry submissions and Questions on Notice.
  • Coordinate timely and high-quality input from across the Bureau to develop briefings to support the Minister, and information requests from Commonwealth agencies.
  • Provide drafting advice and coordinate ministerial correspondence and ministerial submissions in accordance with Bureau and Ministerial requirements.
  • Scan and monitor Parliament through Hansard and committee pages.
  • Undertake environmental scanning, research or data collection as needed to inform briefs or other processes.
  • Utilise knowledge of the Bureau's unique operating context, and its connectivity with emergency management to provide advice on intergovernmental climate reporting.
  • Support the preparation of briefs for the Minister leading up to and during high impact events such as severe weather.
  • Comply with all Bureau work, health and safety policies and procedures, and take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of employees, contractors and visitors who may be affected by your conduct.
  • Commitment to APS Values, Employment Principles, Code of Conduct and the Bureau's Social Justice Strategy.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • Understanding of Australian government and Parliamentary processes. A track record in parliamentary or government relations roles in the Australian Public Service will be highly regarded.
  • Experience working in a scientific/technical environment and in working with complex and sensitive information.
  • A degree or diploma of an Australian educational institution, or a comparable overseas qualification, in public relations, communications or political science; OR other comparable qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties.
Evaluation Criteria:

Technical competence
  • Demonstrates the right skills and experience, a good understanding of the requirements and works in an agile way.
  • Technical competence is also assessed by reviewing the candidates mandatory and desirable skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated previous experience in a similar role
  • Delivers on intended results and outcomes
  • Availability and capacity to undertake the role
  • Ability to develop and contribute to innovative solutions
  • Candidate demonstrates ability to make decisions, involves others as appropriate, demonstrates ability to resolve issues
  • Successful applicants are required to obtain and maintain Baseline Security Clearance at a minimum and NV1 Security Clearance where required by the Bureau, and
  • have an up-to-date police check with no qualifications or disclosable outcomes.

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.