Job Details
  • Reference366156A_1606105256
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 2 months 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 EL1 Policy Officer on a contract for 6 Months, with potential extension.

Position Overview

Our Client is seeking resumes of suitable candidates for an EL1 Policy Officer in the Data Policy, Governance Section in Data Strategy & Development Branch in the Data and Evaluation Group for 6 months with possible extension. As a Policy Officer you will manage and oversee effective governance and business improvement activities for client's approach to data management and policy development.

The Data Strategy and Development Branch provides an evidence base for policy through the development, maintenance and provision of longitudinal survey and departmental data. It seeks to improve data access, information and governance for the department, as well as contributing to related broader government reform processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the department's data profession and build staff and awareness and understanding about the value and use of data for policy and program management
  • Prepare briefs for the senior executive to support their engagement in data initiatives and activities and input to governance committees
  • Review and prepare policy documents for data governance purposes
  • Assess data access requests from external stakeholders seeking access to portfolio data for research purposes
  • Provide strategic advice to stakeholders on departmental data policies, protocols and strategies
  • Assist in shaping the strategic direction of the section and the governance of data and related Government reform processes more broadly.

What are we looking for?

The types of skills and attributes we seek include: APS writing experience, stakeholder engagement, building staff capability policy, strong communication skills (i.e. written, presentations), academic social policy research, editorial/brief writing, critical thinking and being able to collaborate with others. Academic qualifications in the social sciences and research, law or communications are desirable. The work will be interesting, varied and rewarding and contribute to enhancing the department's ability to building the evidence base through better data. It will also provide the successful applicant with exposure to high-level meetings and forums within and external to the department.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline clearance.

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.