APS6 Senior Program Officer

Posted 03 November 2023
Salary$96000 - $106000 per annum, Benefits: Super 15.4%
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment FederalGovernment Local

Job description

APS6 Senior Program Officer
  • Non On-going position until June 2024
  • Woden location
  • Baseline Clearance required
About the Team
This Team plays a key role in informing the development of Australia’s carbon and renewables markets. They keep up to date with the industry and adapt to an ever-changing policy landscape in Australia’s climate related disclosures and emissions reduction policies. 

Delivering and evolving the Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report is a key focus of the section. The CERT report is a voluntary initiative developed by the Clean Energy Regulator, which presents a snapshot of Australian companies’ climate-related commitments, progress, and net emissions position using a standardised framework. 

They have a diverse range of responsibilities across all schemes administered by the Clean Energy Regulator. Our functions include: 
  • Researching, developing, and delivering new climate and energy programs for the agency, such as the CERT report. 
  • Scanning for international and domestic developments in climate-related corporate reporting, and carbon and energy markets. 
  • Leading the Clean Energy Regulator’s work on climate related disclosures and providing expert advice to government agencies and the market.
  • Building and maintaining productive partnerships with key energy and carbon market organisations, regulatory agencies, and market bodies.
Ideal candidates
You will be highly motivated, demonstrating a high attention to detail and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the Team and the Agency. Ideally, candidates should be able to:
  • Research, interpret legislation and provide input into policy development and scheme design, including maintaining knowledge of relevant legislation and international agreements.
  • Exercise sound judgement and good problem-solving skills, and apply research and analytical skills, to understand complex issues, identify opportunities and develop effective solutions. 
  • Possess strong project management skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate a history of collaborating to deliver the best outcomes.
You will work as part of a team to deliver policy priorities for the section. Your duties may include:
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of the CERT report, including assessing and improving its suitability as a tool for climate-related disclosures in Australia.
  • Researching and analysing developments in reporting and corporate climate-related disclosure arrangements, carbon accounting and topics relevant to the Clean Energy Regulator’s purpose and goals.
  • Engaging internally and externally with government and the market including the drafting of responses to consultations and submissions.
  • Leading a workstream to deliver high quality outputs and potentially supervising staff.
  • Communicating complex information simply in both written and verbal formats to external stakeholders and senior leadership
We are after a wide range of skills and experience to complement our already multidisciplinary team. While it is not a requirement, it will be an advantage to have qualifications or an understanding of carbon accounting frameworks and corporate sustainability reporting; 
The following essential checks/clearances are required to perform the role:
  • Pre-Engagement Check & able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a baseline level. 
How to apply
Applications close 13/11/2023
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Eden Morris 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.