APS6 Copy Editor and Technical Writer

Posted 15 March 2024
Salary$60.26 per hour, Benefits: + superannuation
Job type Contract
DisciplineReporter/Correspondent/WriterTechnical Writer

Job description

APS6 – Copy Editor and Technical Writer
  • $60.26 per hour + super  
  • Canberra, Deakin – Brand New Office
  • 12-month contract
  • Hybrid with Flexible Work Arrangements
The Organisation:
This Government body works with people with disability, providers, and the community to deliver nationally consistent, responsive, and effective regulation of service providers. They seek to uphold the rights of, and promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of people with disability receiving supports or services.

About the role:

The APS6 Copy Editor and Technical Writer is accountable under limited direction to undertake complex work that is guided by legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies, and precedents. The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The APS6 Copy Editor and Technical Writer is required to provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support, and advice in relation to complex problems. Where required, the role will coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the organisation’s objectives to “build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme”.
Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
  • Copy editing and proofreading corporate documents in line with the Australian Government Style Manual and internal style guides and standards, ensuring content accuracy and writing style consistency.
  • Overseeing quality assurance of corporate documents ensuring they follow the organisations standards for accuracy, clarity, and consistency.
  • Working with subject matter experts and project managers to create accurate and consistent content to meet the expectations of intended audiences.
  • Conducting internal research to articulate business objectives through corporate reporting document narratives.
  • Identifying opportunities to drive the adoption of new processes focused on continuous improvement of consistency and accuracy in corporate writing.
  • Creating and updating technical guidance documents, procedural guides, project plans and governance frameworks.
  • Regularly conducting reviews and evaluation of published content to ensure relevancy.
  • Creating communication materials focusing on user experience, ensuring that complex information is presented and meets plain English and accessibility guidelines for diverse audiences.
  • Assisting in the management of reports processes and communications outputs.
About You:
Our ideal candidates will have a positive contemporary attitude to people with disability, ideal candidates will have experience in a similar role, or the ability to demonstrate that they possess:
  • A strong aligned working history with Government experience.
  • Ability to prioritise and possess high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience editing, proofreading, and writing for corporate documents.
  • Familiarity with the Australian Government Style Manual and experience using and applying the standards to technical writing and/or experience in using and applying similar standards.
  • Highly developed editorial, grammatical and comprehension skills.
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active.
  • Ability to work within a team environment where expertise can be developed and appropriately shared.
Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police Check and completion of the Agency’s screening checks, including; Working With Children Check. NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Hold an active Baseline Security Clearance or be willing to obtain.
Any gaps or periods of time spent overseas for 12 or more months (cumulative) that cannot be verified by an Australian referee is deemed uncheckable, rendering the applicant ineligible for a security clearance.
How to apply:
If this role is of interest to you, APPLY NOW, with your current resume in MS Word format along with an expression of interest. If you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Bill O’Rourke on 02 6162 7319 or via borourke@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.