APS6 Policy Officer - Families, Mental Health and Recruitment

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary$56 - $63 per hour, Benefits: 24 Month Federal Government contract in the Sydney CBD.
LocationSydney CBD
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment Federal, Policy Analyst/Advisor

Job description

  • Federal Government opportunity in Sydney CBD
  • Contract until July 2024
  • $56 - $63 per hour+ super
The Australian Government has established a National Royal Commission to enquire into, and support the prevention of, the deaths associated with serving ADF. This commission is a key priority for the government.
Reporting to the Director of the Families, Mental Health and Recruitment policy team, the responsibilities include working within a small team to deliver high quality:
  • Research
  • Policy development
  • Reporting
The Role

The APS6 Policy Officer will report to the Director of the Royal commission to deliver high quality research, policy development and reporting.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Develop and write high quality, well-structured content for policy and research papers, special reports and the final report
  • Provide policy input and support in preparation for hearing blocks, roundtables and other consultation mechanisms.
  • Undertake research and participate in consultation to develop background papers, special reports and the final report.
  • Work collaboratively across the Agency, including working with other policy teams, community engagement and legal areas.
  • Demonstrate agility and resilience in response to changing demands and a high workload.
  • A degree or relevant qualifications in social work, psychology or social sciences
  • Experience working in policy
  • Sound understanding of suicide prevention and systems theory
  • Experience and understanding of mental health/ health service systems and the roles of families and carers.
  • Strong problem- solving skills, attention to detail and communication skills
  • Excellent research, analysis and project management skills, ability to use initiative and prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines in a dynamic team environment.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.
To Apply:
As this role sits within the Federal Government applicants must hold Australian Citizenship
If this sounds like the role for you please submit your updated resume by hitting APPLY NOW or contact Karen on (02) 9200 3677 for more information.

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.