Job Details
  • Reference366032A_1605746913
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted7 months ago
  • ConsultantSusan Nesbitt

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 APS6 Senior Project Officer on a contract until June 2021, with potential extension.

Position Overview

The Senior Project Officer supports the Assistant Director, Project Delivery in the day to day management and delivery of projects relating to the conduct of an Electoral Event, within the Delivery and Support Branch. Their role includes participating in section planning for short term tasks and contributing to strategic planning for longer term initiatives.

This position is an agile position which is responsible for undertaking work that is moderately complex to complex and/or sensitive in nature, under limited direction, to contribute to the delivery of different projects throughout the election cycle and across the Branch as agency priorities necessitate and as directed by management. Projects may include:

  • Electronic certified lists
  • Voting coordination and operations (including: overseas voting; polling operations; and premises management).
  • Senate scanning and results
  • Event coordination and results operations (including: nominations; results; declaration exchange; out-posted centre operations; close seats; and scrutineers); and
  • Any other project required from time to time as a result of business improvement and/or legislative change.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and/or manage a range of time sensitive, large scale projects to modernise and shape the delivery of an Electoral Event, while ensuring high quality project outcomes are delivered on budget and using evidence based decision making which is robust under public scrutiny.
  • Manage priorities, monitor progress, conduct quality assurance activities and ensure quality outcomes, to deliver required project deliverables for the agency, ensuring current and future agency and stakeholder needs are addressed.
  • Assist in procurement and contract management of external services and activities to ensure that all deliverables are compliant with all legislation and policy, in line with contemporary practice, within contractual arrangements and in the best interest of the agency.
  • Provide analysis on complex issues and contribute to the management, preparation and coordination of policy formulation and/or project management.
  • May be required to supervise a team to ensure high quality outputs, including the development of team members at lower classifications, building team capacity and encouraging career development.
  • Provide accurate specialist advice, guidance and reporting on team functional responsibilities.
  • Make and communicate decisions using good judgement, expertise and knowledge, governed by legislation, regulations, best practice principles or relevant operating instructions and procedures.
  • Perform additional duties or assume responsibility of functions as directed from time to time.
  • The volume of requests for advice and matters, along with the urgency to resolve matters, will increase significantly prior to and during both electoral and referendum events.
  • Contribute to the provision of support to the public and external stakeholders by providing technical advice on projects within the role's area of responsibility.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience in the effective management and delivery of large scale projects within a highly operational and legislated environment.
  • Ability to undertake risk management and assessment within a project management and delivery environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in successfully setting priorities and delivering quality results on time and on budget.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively whilst anticipating stakeholder needs and expectations across a geographically dispersed network.
  • Proven analytical abilities with the ability to propose and facilitate change and contribute to business improvement strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff while developing capabilities, encouraging career development and promoting professionalism.
  • Demonstrated personal integrity whilst achieving results within legislative and policy parameters.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in project management, management, business, public administration or similar.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Susan Nesbitt on 02 6268 9935 or email for further discussion.