Submissions Officer / Senior Submissions Officer

Posted 20 July 2022
Salary$47.70 - $60.51 per hour, Benefits: Federal Government contract within the Sydney CBD
LocationSydney CBD
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment Federal, Other

Job description

  • Federal Government opportunity in Sydney CBD
  • Contract until March 2023
  • APS5 $47.70 - $50.58 per hour + super
  • APS6 $54.25 - $60.51 per hour + super
The Role

The Engagement Branch is responsible for designing and undertaking external-facing activities for this Federal Government Client.  It is also responsible for collecting and analysing individual experiences.
Individual experiences are primarily captured by the Private Sessions and Submissions, Briefing and Narratives Teams. The team is also responsible for reviewing engagement branches material as a part of the publication process.
The  Submissions Officer will be expected to:
  • Make recommendations about the referral of information to law enforcement agencies
  • Analyse and synthesize information received from private sessions and submissions, including electronically coding and keeping a record of themes, domains and allegations in accordance with the coding framework 
  • Model agility and resilience in responding to high workloads, changing demands and challenging subject matter
  • Demonstrate collaborative working relationships across the Royal Commission.
The  Senior Submissions Officer will be expected to:
  • Review narratives to ensure they comply with the Royal Commission’s legal requirements, including reviewing to ensure proper de-identification and compliance with procedural fairness, privacy, defamation and other similar requirements
  • Develop knowledge in subject matter(s) relating to investigation domains, so that individual experiences are integrated in the work of the Policy, Research and Data Branch and OSA
  • Draft content for reports, as required
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentoring to more junior staff within the Private Sessions and Submissions, Briefing and Narrative teams, as required
  • Review submissions and other information referred from other branches of the Royal Commission and make recommendations as to de-identification to ensure compliance with the Royal Commission’s legal requirements, including regarding procedural fairness, privacy, defamation and other similar requirements.
You will have:
  • Resilience and a demonstrated ability to deal with traumatic material including violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • Ability to, or an ability to quickly acquire the ability to, take information from a range of people, including people with disability who may have communication challenges (previous experience in communicating with people with disability is not essential, but highly regarded)
  • An understanding of the issues impacting people with disability
  • The ability to work effectively in high pressure environments with changing priorities, high workloads and tight timeframes
  • An ability to quickly gain and apply a thorough understanding of private session and submission principles, including relevant legislation and techniques of trauma informed practice
  • The ability to make appropriate recommendations that information be referred to law enforcement agencies and other support services
  • Sound judgment, common sense and discretion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to quickly develop strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Prior knowledge, or the ability to quickly acquire, a thorough understanding of legal principles relating to de-identification, procedural fairness, privacy, defamation and related concepts (essential for the Senior Submission Officer)
  • Leadership capability and strategic thinking skills (essential for the Senior Submission Officer)
To Apply:

As this role sits within the Federal Government applicants must hold Australian Citizenship and a Baseline Security Clearance
If this sounds like the role for you please submit your updated resume by hitting APPLY NOW or contact Amy on (02) 9200 3671 for more information.

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.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.