Job Details
  • Reference375678A_1623225953
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted4 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

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 APS5 Project Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension of 6 month.

Position Overview

Project Support professionals support the Project Manager. They monitor project schedules and budgets, prepare progress reports, and liaise with key stakeholders.

Project Officers provide high-level procedural, administrative and operational support to a work area to support the delivery of the agency's projects.

Working under the general direction of senior staff, they play a role in maintaining relationships with other project teams, and stakeholders to provide advice and ensure the consistent delivery of project outputs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • assist in project management and coordination activities
  • contribute to the development and management of project plans and schedules in accordance with the agency's project management framework
  • contribute to strategic planning and continuous improvement
  • assist with the mentoring of and training of new staff to build knowledge and capability
  • provide advice, procedural guidance and technical expertise in specific areas of project work
  • perform research work and analysis including contributing to the preparation of reports on relevant project activities
  • contribute to regular project reporting including status updates and exception reports
  • draft a range of written material including business cases, plans, executive briefs and corporate documentation for review by senior staff
  • assist with monitoring project budgets, review and report on expenditure and assist with procurement and contract management
  • assist with the identification and management of project risks, issues and benefits
  • assist with project quality management to ensure that project deliverables are fit for purpose and meet client needs
  • support and maintain stakeholder relationships to support the delivery of projects
  • represent the team or work area at meetings and forums
  • exercise delegations appropriate to role in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of:
    • project and programme management frameworks and policies
    • the programmes and services administered by the agency
    • relevant service models, including the agency's Service Delivery Operating Model
    • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
    • relevant business systems and tools
    • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols.

Key skills/personal attributes:

  • Ability to:
    • apply knowledge of project and programme management frameworks
    • communicate confidently and present messages in a clear, concise and articulate manner
    • support and maintain stakeholder relationships
    • demonstrate personal resilience
    • organise and prioritise work in the context of competing priorities
    • research and make decisions based on subject matter knowledge and judgement
    • collaborate with other staff in immediate work area and in other areas of the agency.

Mandatory Requirements:

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

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email Neville.smith@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.