Freedom of Information Officers - APS5 & APS6

Posted 04 July 2024
Salary$55.24 - $60.26 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

Join Our Dynamic FOI Team: Open Positions Across APS5 & APS6 equivalent

The FOI Action Officer role offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for individuals passionate about supporting Freedom of Information and Participant Information Access processes. You will assist in coordinating FOI requests, ensuring the agency's compliance with legal obligations, and contributing to the development of information handling standards.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the creation, processing, and decision-making of FOI and PIA requests.
  • Provide quality assurance, guidance, and training to the FOI and PIA team.
  • Prepare and draft reports, briefing materials, and correspondence.
  • Provide administrative and project support to develop and improve FOI and PIA processes.
Essential skills:
  • Resilience, flexible, efficient, organised, detail orientated, empathetic, high analytical skills, proficient in Microsoft Suite products.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to manage work that may include sensitive content, including abuse, harm, and neglect of people with a disability.
  • Experience with FOI Act (Or QLD equiv) or experience with OAIC is desirable
Experience in a similiar role is critical.

Why Join Us?

Our team is committed to transparency, accountability, and promoting access to information. We offer a collaborative work environment where each role is vital to our success and provides a clear path for professional growth and development. Join us to make a significant impact on how our agency manages and facilitates access to information, ensuring we meet our legal obligations and serve our community effectively.

These positions are for 12 month assignments with view to extension. Hybrid 60:40 is available following training. 

Hourly rates apply (+super):
APS5 $55.24
APS6 $60.26

Apply Now

If you are passionate about governance, freedom of information, and ensuring public access to information, we encourage you to apply by clicking the available link.
As these positions are within Federal Government, Australian Citizenship must be held.

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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 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.
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