Policy Officer

Posted 14 June 2022
Salary$48 - $52 per hour, Benefits: Federal government, Competitive rates/salary, Long term contact 12 Months +
LocationSydney CBD
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment Federal, Government
ReferenceJO-2110-478216-4

Job description

  • Sydney CBD Location
  • $48-$52 per hour + super
  • APS4-6 opportunities available

A fantastic opportunity is now available for an experienced APS4-APS6 Policy Officer to work with a unique Federal agency, who can bring significant Australian Public Service knowledge & expertise. 

The Role


The APS4-6  Policy Officer in the Policy and Research Branch provides a key support service to the Official Secretary to achieve priorities for the Agency.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of a policy team, the responsibilities include working within a small team to deliver aging and aged care related research, policy development and reporting.

Typical duties will include but not limited to:
  • Write well-structured, clear content for issues papers and the interim and final report
  • Provide policy input in preparation for hearings
  • apply critical thinking and analysis skills to contribute to development of proposals and recommendations
  • undertake research and participate in consultations to support the development of content for the final report
  • work collaboratively across the Royal Commission, including with the community engagement and legal teams
  • demonstrate agility and resilience in response to changing demands and a high workload
  • contribute personal expertise to projects across the Commission – for example, expertise may include in the areas of aged care delivery, policy developed, legal, economics, data, health, management, workforce and medical
About you
To be successful you will need:
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent analysis and project management skills, ability to use initiative and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines in a dynamic team environment; manages own time effectively to accomplish tasks, monitoring task completion against milestones
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Interstate and intrastate travel may be required for this role
  • Well presented, articulate and confident
  • Experience working with sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to work in a team that is widely dispersed/ regularly engaged in meetings
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to confidently communicate requests and instructions to individuals and groups
  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, client service and delivery
  • Possess flexibility and adaptability to manage changing work requirements and varying volumes of work
Applicants are required to hold Australian Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Security clearance to be considered.

This is an exciting opportunity offers you the chance to work with like-minded professionals who are striving to achieve real outcomes that impact the lives of many.

Please do forward your CV in MS Word format by hitting APPLY NOW or for more information, call Karen  on 02 9200 3677.

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.