Job Details
  • Reference395751A_1658213787
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted25 days ago
  • ConsultantAshleigh Blair-heykamp

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 Policy Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

Water or environment experience is a bonus but isn't necessary - what we're really after are self-motivated people with legal policy experience who are quick learners and can work in a complex, fast-paced environment, including:

  • Supporting the drafting and preparation of legislative amendments, legislative instruments and regulations
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of legal policies and advice on water-related issues, including research and analysis of information from a range of sources.
  • Researching, interpreting and applying legislation
  • Building and maintaining productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and central agencies
  • Preparing draft briefs and other written advice including ministerial correspondence for Ministers and senior Departmental staff.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work flexibility on multiple issues, and perform under pressure
  • Strong project management skills and capabilities
  • Innovative and lateral thinking capabilities.

A Baseline security clearance is required for the role, however applications without a current security clearance will be considered as successful candidates may be sponsored by the department

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Ashleigh.Blair-heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email for further discussion.