Job Details
  • Reference396338A_1659322045
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted12 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 Senior Project Officer on a contract for 10 months.

Key duties/tasks

Duties may include some or all of the following:

  • promote and implement programs administered by the agency
  • provide leadership to a team and develop staff capability through coaching, mentoring and on the job support
  • maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver program services and build service delivery capability
  • attend interagency meetings and forums to obtain and share information
  • assist with strategic planning for programs with a particular emphasis on addressing the service delivery needs of different community groups
  • liaise with stakeholders to resolve complex program and policy issues and improve access to services, payments and programs offered by the agency
  • provide expert advice to staff and stakeholders regarding policy, procedures and programs
  • analyse and report on the achievement of business outcomes, key performance indicators and quality assurance to assist the local leadership team in managing overall performance
  • contribute to relevant business and people planning and develop local strategies to improve against key performance indicators
  • contribute to policy review including the development of new policies and guidelines
  • perform independent research and analysis including preparation of draft reports on relevant program activities and/or project milestones
  • prepare draft reports, briefing papers and Ministerial correspondence for review by senior staff
  • exercise appropriate delegations in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Knowledge required

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the programs and services administered by the agency
  • project and program management frameworks and policies
  • diversity and cultural sensitivities
  • relevant service models, including the agency's Service Delivery Operating Model
  • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
  • people policies and procedures including leave and performance management guidelines
  • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols
  • relevant business systems and tools

Key skills/personal attributes

Ability to:

  • communicate in an effective way
  • build relationships and engage with diverse groups of people
  • negotiate and influence in an effective way
  • understand change and communicate it to staff in a meaningful way
  • collaborate with other staff in immediate area and in other areas of the agency
  • research, analyse and make sound decisions using appropriate judgement
  • plan, organise and prioritise work for self and team
  • coach, train and mentor staff

Security clearance requirements

Baseline security clearance preferred, but not essential

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.