APS6 Policy Officer

Posted 29 July 2022
Salary$55 - $60 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment, Defence, Emergency, Government

Job description

The Opportunity
This position provides advice and policy analysis to inform the development, negotiation, coordination, and agreement of strategic intergovernmental policy and programs that interact with the agency.
About the Role
The APS6 Policy Officer is a team membership position within the Agency and is accountable for organising their workflow and providing support and advice relating to a discrete area of responsibility. The position will provide policy support, advice and analysis in relation to policy-related matters, including complex policy problems.
The position may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the Agency’s objectives
The APS6 Policy Officer will have a minimal level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the Branch.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Gathering and collating documents, ensuring appropriate consultation with document owners and subject matter experts.
  • Reviewing case files and preparing summaries of cases.
  • Providing high level support to senior leaders who are appearing as witnesses before a Royal Commission.
  • Interpreting and distilling information to provide briefings to senior leaders.
  • Performing independent research and analysis, recording findings to be included in information submitted to senior executives and/or the Royal Commission.
  • Preparing draft written material including executive briefs and corporate documentation.
  • Identifying and assisting with the management of risks, issues and benefits.
(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)
About You
The position is a strategic role which requires strong planning, program and project management, and policy development.
To be successful, you will have;
  • Ideally, tertiary qualifications in Public Administration or a related area
  • Proven experience in policy development or program management is desirable
  • Ability to plan and reprioritise based on current departmental urgencies
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Acute awareness of the longer term strategic, political, and operational outcome
  • Ability to work within an ever-changing environment
To Apply
If you are interested in the above role please APPLY NOW. Alternatively, please call DFP Recruitment on 02 6162 7305 for a confidential discussion.

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.