APS 6 Senior Project Officer

Posted 06 March 2024
Salary$88408 - $100378 per annum
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment FederalGovernment Local

Job description

ASP 6 Senior Project Officer
  • APS 6 $88,408 - $100,378  
  • City location
  • 12 – month contract (possible extension)
About the role
Research & Ideas is the amalgamation of two distinct teams, Risk Research, and Innovation Ideas, tasked with overseeing critical aspects of the department's biosecurity and innovation effort.
  • Contributing to the effective management of the Centre for Excellence of Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) grant program.
  • Helping to guide and influence the department’s investment and implementation of biosecurity research projects to strengthen the national biosecurity system.
  • Contributing to the provision and maintenance of biosecurity innovation communications material including an innovation newsletter, webinars, and external publications.
  • Providing a range of project management and contracting support services, including preparation of procurement advice to ensure project outcomes are achieved to a high standard.
  • Supporting the preparation and maintenance of project documentation for reporting, monitoring, and evaluation purposes.
  • Brainstorming with the team on ways to improve and innovate existing processes and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues Australia-wide.
Desired experience    
  • Project management, communications and Grant/Program management skills are highly desirable.
  • Experience in preparation and administering procurement contracts.
  • Experience in preparing high quality written communication including correspondence, agenda papers, briefs, discussion papers, meeting minutes and reports and communication material.
  • Understanding the concept of workplace diversity and its contribution to effective organisational performance.
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement, including liaising with internal departmental staff, industry, research organisations and universities.
  • Interest/experience in the fields of biosecurity and/or science would be an advantage.
Skills and Capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to understand the audience and synthesise and present complex information in a variety of mediums.
  • High level project management skills, including the ability to think strategically, and identify and proactively implement effective solutions.
  • Highly developed analytical, problem-solving, and data interpretation/communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, self-drive and initiative.
  • Flexibility, resilience and be adaptable in managing competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team to deliver a diverse range of tasks.
Application Requirements 
  • Applicants must hold Australian citizenship and an active Baseline Clearance or having the ability to obtain.
  • National Police Check required.
For further details, please contact Mishael Solomon on 02 6162 7317 or email via MSolomon@dfp.com.au

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.