Job Details
  • Reference401447A_1669001806
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted6 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

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 Procurement Specialist Officer on a contract for 12 months.

Position Overview

The department requires a Procurement Specialist to provide procurement services in the areas of labour hire, general services, ICT hardware and ICT software products.

Indicative duties include, but are not limited to:

  • preparation and review of procurement documents including: approval documents, requests for quote, evaluation reports, work orders and purchase orders
  • provision of procurement and contract management advice and assistance to project and program teams
  • ensuring the agency remains compliant with Commonwealth procurement policies and legislation, and agency procurement policies
  • development of team tools, guides and templates, where required
  • managing assigned procurement activities and ensuring records are up to date
  • assisting to meet reporting obligations, where required

Key knowledge, skills or experience areas include:

  • ability to manage a number of procurement activities simultaneously
  • ability to work independently in a collaborative team environment
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • ability to follow established processes
  • experience preparing procurement documentation
  • experience using Commonwealth panel arrangements
  • high focus on good records management
  • ability to communicate effectively with a range of both internal and external stakeholders


Essential criteria

  • Demonstrated experience developing procurement documents in consultation with stakeholders (e.g. business areas or projects).
  • Demonstrated experience using Commonwealth panel arrangements (and/or open/limited tender and in consideration of Indigenous Procurement Policy where appropriate) for labour hire, general services, ICT hardware and ICT software products.
  • Demonstrated understanding of good probity practices and the Commonwealth Procurement Framework, including the Resource Management Framework and Commonwealth Procurement Rules.
  • Ability to use MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams and familiarity with the use of Electronic Document Records Management (EDRM) Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders including ICT professionals and vendors and the ability to work independently and prioritise work accordingly.

Desirable criteria

  • Certificate IV or Diploma qualification in Procurement and Contract Management.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.