EL1 - Pricing Policy Writer

Posted 17 November 2023
Salary$80 - $120 per hour, Benefits: + Superannuation
Job type Contract
DisciplinePolicyGovernment Federal

Job description

EL1 Assistant Director – Pricing Policy Writer
  • Hybrid Work Arrangements
  • Canberra Based
  • Contract (12-months, possible extension)
The Organisation:
This Government body works with people with disability, providers, and the community to deliver nationally consistent, responsive, and effective regulation of service providers. They seek to uphold the rights of, and promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of people with disability receiving supports or services.

About the role:

This position sits within The Pricing Policy unit of The Economic and Pricing branch. The primary purpose of this role is to contribute to the delivery of the Annual Pricing review of this government agency. This is an important piece of work that supports the objectives of the agency and sets referral pricing for users and suppliers. Working within a newly formed team you’ll write policy informed by targeted research, data, consultation, and observation in collaboration with subject matter experts.
This role commences on the 15th of January 2024 and has a key project milestone due mid July 2024, as such the client has indicated that taking leave between January and July maybe in conflict with the roles objectives and should be taken into consideration when applying.


  • Produce well written policy informed by qualitative and quantitative input.
  • Project management oversight for the development of key projects to ensure delivery on time to the expected quality.
  • Leading and managing the team to ensure delivery of work priorities, building team capability and positive work culture.
  • Engage and consult with
About you:
You’re a highly accomplished policy writer with a track record of delivering significant pieces of work.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise and coordinate complex information to form decisions that are evidence based and withstand the scrutiny of a range of different stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a changing environment where decisions may be based on limited data, and to navigate through ambiguity with strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical, and sensitive issues verbally and in writing to a range of audience.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, to achieve desired outcomes and to maintain strong, productive working relationships.
Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must hold Australian citizenship.
  • National Criminal History Records Check and completion of the Agency’s screening checks.
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.