Job Details
  • Reference397555A_1661480209
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

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 Non-ongoing 12 months with potential extension

Position Overview

EL1 Policy Officers operate under broad direction to develop and implement complex policies, which are aligned to Government and Department strategic priorities. They anticipate and identify policy issues, undertake research, analysis and modelling, and consult with stakeholders to develop and implement policies and programs. EL1 Policy Officers design criteria to monitor and evaluate policy effectiveness for the Department. They are also responsible for identifying and mitigating risks to the development and implementation of effective policy.

Policy Officers at this level undertake complex research and analysis in specialty areas to provide evidence-based recommendations. They prepare highly complex correspondence and documentation and maintain accurate records of discussions and decisions. They also develop and implement processes, procedures and tools that support the delivery of high quality policy advice and provide advice on highly complex and sensitive policy matters.


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, including ability to draft a range of documentation
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Ability to identify, analyse and synthesise data from a variety of sources
  • Records and information management skills, including use of Departmental systems
  • Time management skills to achieve allocated tasks
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills to identify trends impacting policy development
  • Stakeholder engagement skills to achieve policy outcomes that align with Departmental objectives
  • Project management skills to contribute to efficient policy development
  • Highly proficient in undertaking research from multiple sources, applying problem-solving strategies and making evidence based recommendations
  • Change management skills in the policy development area


  • Relevant legislation, regulations, policy and frameworks
  • Relevant Departmental roles and functions, including operating models, business processes and standard operating procedures
  • Policy lifecycle including relevant methodologies
  • Government and Departmental priorities and their impacts on policy development
  • Government and department decision-making processes
  • Understanding of policy priorities and agendas from government, industry, community and agency perspectives
  • Sound subject matter expertise in the relevant policy domain
  • Strong awareness of external factors which may influence departmental or whole of government strategic priorities and objectives
  • Performance management standards
  • Quality assurance and quality control frameworks

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.