APS6 Senior Project Officer

Posted 13 February 2024
Salary$90000 - $110000 per annum, Benefits: + superannuation + hybrid
Job type Full time
DisciplineAdvert/Media/Comm/Ent & Design

Job description

APS6 Senior Project Officer – Non-ongoing s26
  • March 2024 Start  
  • 12 months – non-ongoing with possible extension  
  • APS6 s26
  • Flexible and Hybrid options 3 to 4 days WFH
About our client 
This Federal Government Department enhances Australia’s agricultural industries and trade and manages the threat of biosecurity risks to the Nation.
About the role 
As the APS6 Senior Project Officer, working within the Innovation, Research and Education program of the Biosecurity Strategy and Reform Division, you will focus on the communications and engagement activities of the division. Specifically, you will be responsible for engaging external stakeholders, private business, start-ups, universities, and government to create awareness and interest in the program’s activities.
You’ll get to:
The successful candidate will have proven track record of communications and engagement and can express this through:
  • Written articles for the target audience through media release and subscription channels.
  • Lead internal and external stakeholder engagement.
  • Contribute to webinars to share insights and updates.
  • Engage with start-ups / universities / private business / government.
  • Work on graphic design & social media projects and work closely with Departments digital content creation team.
  • Engage both corporate and the public.
  • Build a subscription base across newsletters and other channels.
  • Provide advice, support the team growth and broader objectives.

About you
You’ll bring your track record of success in a previous similar role:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to understand the audience and synthesise and present complex information in a variety of mediums.
  • High level project management skills, including the ability to think strategically, and identify and proactively implement effective solutions.
  • Highly developed analytical, problem-solving, and data interpretation/communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, self-drive and initiative.
  • Flexibility, resilience and be adaptable in managing competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team to deliver a diverse range of tasks.
  • Experience in MS Suite, Adobe inDesign and Adobe Illustrator
To be considered for this contracting opportunity, you must:
  • Hold a Baseline Clearance or able to obtain.
  • Be an Australian Citizen.


  • 12-month s26 non-ongoing opportunity with the possibility of extension.
  • City location surrounded by fantastic amenities.
  • Great team with a supportive manager.
  • Lots of flexibility and able to work up to 4 days a week WFH.

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 Bill O’Rourke on 02 6162 7319 or via borourke@dfp.com.au

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.