Procurement Officers - APS6 & EL1

Posted 14 November 2023
Salary$62 - $75 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineGovernment FederalGovernment

Job description

In these 2 roles, you will be responsible for the provision of accurate advice and recommendations on complex Procurement Matters. You will also provide support in the following areas:  
  • Establishing new panel or other arrangements to meet division specialist technical support needs.    
  • Supporting division staff to build procurement competency by seeking support from the department central procurement team as required.   
  • Establishing an Agency procurement strategy for FYs 23/24 and 24/25 in accordance with division and department business planning objectives.  
  • Establishing project management mechanisms for the effective implementation and oversight of division procurement strategies.  
  • Reporting the status of procurement activities to division leadership and executive staff.  
  • Supporting procurement planning in-line with department procurement policy.  
  • Preparing documentation for division procurements and focus on continuous improvements 
  • Further information specific to the EL1 and APS6 position available at request 
Our client is seeking Procurement Officers who are not only highly competent professionals, but are also collaborators, contributors, communicators, and team players to be part of our highly integrated workforce. 
Our ideal candidates will:  
  • Have in-depth knowledge of and experience in complex commercial contract management and Commonwealth Procurement Framework.  
  • Have a sound understanding of the PGPA Act 2013 and Rule 2014, as well as Commonwealth Procurement Rules.  
  • Be highly motivated, organised, proactive and display excellent management skills. 
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, including strong emotional intelligence, resilience and adaptability, tailoring approaches as required. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels to identify best fit organisational solutions.  
  • Think innovatively to identify and enable opportunities for continuous improvement.  
  • Respond flexibly to changing situations, including using sound judgement under pressure, to ensure the success of key deliverables.  
  • Display an understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ to identify any emerging opportunities or threats in relation to your program of work. 
  • Have the ability to develop and interpret documentation under limited direction. 
  • Have a Cert IV or diploma in procurement and contract management or equivalent experience in the same field.  
  • Possess sound commercial and business acumen. 
  • Collaborate with applicable division stakeholders to deliver procurement related services that are fit for purpose and assist in delivering efficient and effective procurement outcomes.  
  • Support division staff to access standing offer Panels. 
To register your interest in this position, please submit your resume along with a max 500-word cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and knowledge are relevant to the role and describe the contribution you can make.  

Please note
: you ideally have a Baseline Clearance. For successful candidates without a Baseline Clearance, the cost of the security clearance may be paid for by the candidate.  

For any queries, please contact Ellen-Meraud Doornbos, Senior Consultant, on 08 8400 4400.  

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.