Job Details
  • Reference369829B_1614030482
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted11 days ago
  • ConsultantSusan Nesbitt

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 Policy Officer on a contract until June 2021, with potential extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, analyse and report on Program performance issues from a quality, safety and assurance perspective;
  • Develop complex and technical agenda papers to support the Workplan;
  • Assist in quality assurance (QA) reporting to delivery partners, including colposcopy QA reports and compliance monitoring and pathology performance reports;
  • Provide advice and support for expert/technical presentations and briefings;
  • Provide technical and administrative support to team member activities and provide business continuity regarding the safety and quality issues;
  • Leverage organisation capability and undertake procurement to support program data analytics and research to support Program outcomes;
  • High level stakeholder engagement with the clinical experts and professional bodies; and
  • Other duties in line with the APS6 Work Level Standard as directed.

Our Ideal Candidate Will have:

  • Ability to undertake analysis and interpretation of data and research to support program initiatives in a complex environment involving public health/clinical issues;
  • Experience in providing technical and administrative support for the development of guidelines, protocols and communication activities;
  • Ability to progress policy work through committees;
  • Ability to pick up and apply new information quickly;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet agreed deadlines, work under pressure and operate effectively in times of uncertainty;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong skills in negotiation and stakeholder management, particularly in state-Commonwealth relations and working with clinical/technical experts;
  • Highly collaborative approach and 'can do' work ethic, including willingness to work across teams to support new staff; and
  • The ability to uphold the APS Values and actively demonstrate the Department's behaviours in action.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience providing technical support, liaising with clinical experts and in progressing policy work through committees;
  • Sound understanding of government processes, the Australian health care system and population health program delivery; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in biological/health sciences, or equivalent skills are highly desirable (in particular, public health and epidemiology qualifications and experience).

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Susan Nesbitt on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.