APS6 Policy & Project Officer

Posted 14 June 2022
Salary$58 - $65 per annum
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment, Defence, Emergency, Government

Job description

About the Organisation
You will be working for a large Federal Government organisation who work to support a better life for Australians.
We are looking for people who are:
Reporting to the Senior Strategy and Data Analyst, the successful candidate for this role will
provide policy and project support to the implementation of Online Safety Expectations.
The Online Safety Act, which came into force in January 2022, established this team as set of foundational safety expectations for social media services, messaging services, gaming services and other apps and sites accessible from Australia. 
The is Agency has the power to require services to report on how they are meeting any or all of the Expectations. The obligation to respond to a reporting requirement is enforceable and backed by civil penalties and other enforcement mechanisms. The Agency can also publish statements about the extent to which services are meeting the expectations.
We believe that this team have significant potential to increase transparency and accountability online, across a range of illegal and harmful content online.
In this position, you will be expected to:
  • Support stakeholder engagement with tech companies, civil society organisations, and academia;
  • Contribute to the planning of processes and strategies to improve user safety online through the Basic Online Safety Expectations;
  • Support analytical work to understand the impact of online services’ safety interventions, and compliance with the Basic Online Safety Expectations;
  • Provide advice and guidance on relevant global developments and online safety transparency initiatives;
  • An ability to translate complex data/concepts into written work that is relevant and digestible to a range of audiences
  • Proven ability to apply professional knowledge and provide specialist advice in relation to issues of risk and reputation management relating to media relations and public affairs
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Proven experience in handling confidential and sensitive issues
  • Strong ability to gather and investigate information from a variety of sources while exploring new ideas, different viewpoints and identifying critical gaps to ensure that communications materials
  • Experience in working with government and industry on tech policy issues would be beneficial.  
  • Experience working on IT projects would also be beneficial for some roles.
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 Eden Morris via emorris@dfp.com.au or 02 6162 7305

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.