Job Details
  • Reference396540A_1659593541
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted11 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 a Project Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The Project Officer is an important conduit within the Division providing direct support to the project team, and through consultation and stakeholder engagement coordinates and contributes to the timely and accurate achievement of Division outcomes.

The key skills and experience required include:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience as a Project Officer within large organisations
  • Adept with MS Office Suite, including Project, Visio, Microsoft Teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage with numerous stakeholders via several means, e.g. workshop facilitation,
  • Responsible for coordinating meetings, agenda and minute preparation, and follow up on outstanding actions.

Relevant duties

  1. Leadership and Accountability
  • Provide expertise and technical knowledge in specialist area across a range of programs or activities for the agency.
  • Provide accurate and specialised advice including anticipating problems and contributing to issues management.
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance with legislative, financial and administrative frameworks, government decision-making processes and agency guidelines and regulations.
  • Set priorities for the work area, maintain team cohesion, and ensure quality of outputs for the work area.
  • Contribute to the development of team objectives for short term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives.
  • Contribute to managing change and uncertainty in the workplace.
  • Propose and facilitate innovation initiatives and contribute to business improvement strategies and to change in workplace practices.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of risk management and risk assessment activities within sphere of responsibility.
  1. Management Diversity and Span
  • Ensure quality outputs for a team including the development of specialist, professional and/or technical expertise conducting regular quality assurance of work area processes and manage identified risks.
  • Assist in strategic planning, program and project management and/or policy development for the work area.
  • Implement work plans for the work area including setting tasks and priorities, managing work flow and allocating resources.
  • Have significant responsibility for the supervision and development of lower classification levels; build team capacity through coaching, performance feedback; and encouraging career development.
  1. Job Context and Environment
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the role and functions of the agency and an understanding of how these relate to a work area.
  • Maintain awareness of the longer-term strategic, political or operational outcomes for the agency/program and possible impacts on the work area.
  • Monitor changes in the broader work environment that may impact on work objectives.
  • Monitor work area performance with an in-depth understanding of relevant legislative and policy frameworks.
  1. Independence and decision-making
  • Work with independence, subject to limited direction against established priorities, practices, and methodologies to deliver quality outcomes.
  • Produce work requiring little or no revision before finalisation.
  • Make decisions, with direction from more senior staff, on tasks/assignments with considerable complexity and sensitivity.
  • Make decisions using good judgement, expertise and knowledge, under limited guidance. Ensure decisions are governed by the application of regulations, best practice principles or the agency's operating instructions and procedures.
  • Make decisions that have a medium to high level of impact on the work area; however, the impact on agency operations and resources is usually limited.
  • Perform research and analysis to make decisions that involve complex or escalated issues, longer-term planning and liaison with other sections on policy, project or operational issues.
  1. Stakeholder Management
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders to achieve work area and agency goals.
  • Anticipate and respond to stakeholder needs and expectations.
  • Develop and support complex relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain internal and external networks.
  • Represent the agency by promoting its interests at community and cross-agency levels.
  • Support stakeholders through change.

Essential requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a level designated by the Agency on request
  • Ability to obtain and maintain national police check.
  • Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility.

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.