Job Details
  • Reference383997A_1637837823
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted13 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 an APS5 Project Officer on a contract until 30/06/2022 with potential extension of 6 months.

About the Role:

Our client is seeking one APS 5 Project Officer to assist with analysis and project work within the Assurance Activities Team. They will have the ability to work in a dynamic environment, delivering high quality work in tight timeframes, both collaboratively and independently to deliver assurance activities across employment services. They are required to be well organised, possess strong communication skills, exercise sound judgement, have an eye for details and ideally have experience in program and project management and critical thinking. They will contribute to a variety of projects and will have the ability to build rapport and share information effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

They will contribute to a variety of projects, working collaboratively with key internal stakeholders, which may include:

  • managing and taking responsibility for individual projects and work plans, detailing measurable milestones and outcomes; monitoring project and work progress; and managing competing priorities within strict timeframes
  • undertaking and writing analysis on assurance planning and activities and preparing recommendations for decision makers
  • developing assurance guidance material, policies, and processes, and sharing of lessons learnt to drive continuous improvement.

Required capabilities, experience and/or qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities/experience and/or qualifications:


  • Demonstrates attention to detail and "can do" attitude
  • Ability to quickly get across Deed and Guideline requirements
  • Accurate assessment and recording of data
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, delivering high quality work in tight timeframes
  • Has accountability for completion of allocated tasks, being able to self-start, organise and review own work


  • Good IT skills, Word & Excel
  • Gets along well with people, flexible/adaptable, follows established processes, works well within a diverse team
  • Able to follow process
  • Good communication skills
  • Can share information and findings
  • Discuss issues and find solutions
  • QA own work and the work of team members
  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to build rapport and share information effectively with a range of stakeholders

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 Ashleigh Blair-Heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email for further discussion.