APS6/EL1 FOI Officers

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary$60 - $82 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

About the Organisation
This large Federal department is responsible for implementation and consultation within the community to support the progress of many large-scale projects Australia-wide
About the role

This section is responsible for managing all aspects of the FOI obligations and processes within the department.

As part of the FOI team, you will be responsible for:
  • case managing FOI requests, including liaison with and provision of support and advice to FOI decision makers and action officers
  • preparing draft FOI decisions, complex correspondence and briefs
  • maintaining an FOI database and ensure accurate statistical data is maintained for various reporting purposes
  • managing periodic updates of the department's FOI policies, processes and guidelines
  • assisting with education and guidance for our staff regarding their FOI responsibilities
  • representing the department at FOI forums
  • proposing and facilitating innovation initiatives, and contributing to business improvement strategies
  • supervising and managing a team (EL1 level)
Skills and Experience
Applicants MUST have a baseline clearance to be eligible for this position
  • an interest in corporate governance and knowledge of and experience with processing FOI requests in accordance with the legislation
  • integrity, good judgement and professionalism
  • demonstrated coordination and organisational skills including the ability to deliver outcomes within prescribed timeframes while managing competing priorities
  • the ability to communicate with impact and influence, including the ability to tailor language and advice to different audiences
  • effective stakeholder engagement skills including the ability to collaborate across teams and build effective working relationships
  • willingness and ability to work in a small, fast-paced team
  • demonstrated working knowledge of the obligations and processes required of agencies under the FOI Act
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • supervisory/managerial experience essential
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 Lexi Pappas at lpappas@dfp.com.au 02 6162 7311

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.