APS6 Freedom of Information Officer

Posted 21 July 2022
Salary$60 - $65 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

About the Organisation
This departments primary mission is to protect Australia and its national interests, promote security and stability in the world, and support the Australian community as directed by the Government.
About the role
As an APS6 Freedom of Information Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of strategic advice relating to requests made under the FOI Act.
The successful candidate will engage with applicants, and Decision Makers across government and industry to prepare timely, accurate decisions and provide comprehensive advice.
Skills and Experience
Applicants MUST hold an active baseline clearance (or higher) to be eligible for this position
  • Our ideal candidate is agile and adaptive, possesses highly-developed communication skills and thrives in a complex environment.
  • You will have well-developed analytical skills and acumen coupled with a strong level of strategic awareness to recognise links between interconnected issues.
  • You will work collaboratively and under limited direction to balance competing priorities, interpret legislation and policy and provide high quality advice to decision makers within legislated timeframes.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in interpreting and applying policy or legislation is ideal, but not essential.
  • Experience in processing Freedom of Information requests is desirable, but not mandatory. Training will be provided to the successful applicants.
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.