APS4 Freedom of Information Officer

Posted 14 July 2022
Salary$42.54 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment & Defence

Job description

About the Organisation
Our client is an independent statutory agency that is responsible for supporting a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. 

About the Team
The Parliamentary, Ministerial and FOI Branch manages the relationship between the Agency and the Minister’s Office. It supports the Agency in meeting the Minister’s objectives and priorities by providing timely, objective and strategic advice. The branch ensures the Agency are meeting their obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and for the Participant Information Access (PIA) Scheme.

About the Role

The APS4 FOI Officer will, under direction, assist the team in the coordination of Participant Information Access (PIA) requests made to the Agency under the administrative PIA Scheme and will ensure the Agency meets its KPIs in relation to PIA deadlines and legal obligations in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) [FOI Act].

The APS4 FOI Officer will provide operational and administrative support that is informed and directed by sound knowledge in areas and may undertake some research and analysis activities. It will further assist with the development of the Agency’s information handling requirements.
The position will have a limited contact with internal and external stakeholders and will be required to communicate and provide advice on a range of matters to resolve moderately complex enquiries.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Undertaking procedures to assist a PIA Decision Maker to create, process, make and close PIA decisions, ensuring all matters are recorded correctly on all databases in accordance with the PIA Scheme.
  • Preparing and drafting a range of material including data reports, briefing material and correspondence.
  • Providing administrative support to develop systems, processes and practical tools including training to support PIA and FOI handling and awareness.
  • Providing administrative access where necessary to relevant local servers, distribution lists and agency databases to PIA/FOI team members.
  • Assisting in preparing statistical reports for senior staff where required.
  • Undertaking procedures to assist a FOI Decision Maker to create, process, make, record and close FOIs and ensuring all matters are recorded and closed correctly on all databases where required.
How to Apply
Should you be interested in this role please send your CV via SEEK or call Francesca Avelluto on 0261627332 for a confidential discussion (or email favelluto@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.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.