APS5/6 Contract Officer

Posted 02 August 2022
Salary$50 - $65 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

About the Organisation
This is a large federal agency that works to ensure a secure government presence both in Australia and overseas. This department is heavily policy and trade focussed.
About the role
The successful candidate will work under limited direction on a wide range of matters, which involve areas of law, procurement and finance which require an enabling approach of sound judgement, pragmatism and astute risk management.

The key duties include:
  • Responsibility for managing a range of contracts, maintaining relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Monitoring contracts and managing extension or renewal of contracts and contract close-out
  • Problem-solving contract-related issues
  • Provision of high-level advice, support and review in relation to contract management activities ranging from simple to complex contracts
  • Undertaking the preparation of approval documentation including: Approval to Approach the Market, Evaluation Outcomes, Approval to Commit funds and enter into Arrangements; Contracts and Work Orders
  • Preparation and ongoing management of Government contracts, simple and complex
  • Preparation and ongoing management of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs)
  • Provision of policy advice in relation to compliance with relevant Australian Government legislation, rules and policies relating to contract management and procurement activities
  • Prepare and support the timely and accurate reporting of financial and delivery performance
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Risk assessment and issue management
Skills and Experience

Applicants MUST have an NV1 clearance to be eligable for this position

  • Experience within a similar position
  • Certificate IV in Government Procurement or qualifications in business/law would be an advantage.
How to apply
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Lexi Pappas at lpappas@dfp.com.au 02 6162 7311

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.