20 February 2024

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACCC – Corporate Division Strategic Communications
Senior Content Designer
Job type: Full-time; Part-time, Ongoing; Non-Ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, VIC; Brisbane, QLD; Perth, WA; Hobart, TAS; Darwin, NT; Townsville, QLD; Adelaide, SA
Salary: $92,228 – $103,370
Classification: APS Level 6
Position number: EA2024/29
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.accc.gov.au
Duties: As the Senior Content Designer, you will lead content design projects and support the team’s publishing function as well as:

  • Write, edit, design and proofread content
  • Engage with and influence stakeholders at all levels to ensure content is accurate and relevant, and user needs are met
  • Provide content design guidance and leadership in the team and to others in the agency
  • Identify opportunities to improve website content and lead improvements.

Position contact: Nerissa Murphy
Telephone: (03) 9658 6426.

Australian Electoral Commission

Electoral Integrity and Operations Group State Operations VIC Operations
Service Support Officers, VIC Operations
Job type: Part-time, Non-ongoing
Location: Moorabbin, VIC; Ringwood, VIC; Carrum Downs, VIC
Salary: $55,913 – $62,004
Classification: APS Level 2
Position number: 2024-063 Multiple
Security clearance: As required
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.aec.gov.au

Duties: We are seeking versatile and energetic people to undertake a range of administrative functions in areas of enrolment and election management, and project management and delivery.

You will provide frontline client services to members of the public, including answering inquiries on and assisting with electoral enrolment. During an event, the Service Support Officer may be required to supervise a small team as well as provide training to aid in the delivery of planned activities.

The functions may also include processing special categories of enrolment and contributing to the planning and project management of key election activities leading the delivery of several projects, ensuring communication flows seamlessly and accurately to the Team Leader.

The Service Support Officer positions (APS 2) are part time during core business periods and move to full time during an electoral event.
Position contact: Brooke Bird
Email: [email protected]

Department of Finance

Commercial Investments Various
Executive Assistant
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT
Salary: $74,012 – $84,472
Classification: APS Level 4
Position number: 2024/045
Security clearance: Baseline
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.finance.gov.au
Duties: Executive Assistants provide high-level administrative support to the Senior Executive Service (SES), and work closely with the Divisional Executive Officer and other Executive Assistants to ensure the branch and division are managed effectively and in a coordinated manner.

The Executive Assistant acts as the first point of contact for the relevant SES officer and their branch, and their duties include:

  • Liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitoring and managing SES inboxes and calendars
  • Tracking and coordinating incoming and outgoing tasks at the branch level, consolidating weekly reports, drafting meeting agendas and recording meeting minutes
  • Screening telephone calls and referring matters to relevant business areas
  • Arranging travel bookings and approvals for SES as required
  • Conducting quality assurance checks of documents that require SES clearance
  • Financial management activities (e.g. credit card reconciliation and stationery orders) records management
  • Assisting with any divisional tasks as required (e.g. urgent administrative tasks to support branch or divisional priorities)
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks
  • Possible occasional on-call and after-hours support.

Position contact: Patrice Fitzpatrick
Telephone: (02) 6215 1960.

Department of Home Affairs

People and Culture Division
Strategy and Engagement
EL2 HR Leaders – People and Culture Division
Job type: Full-time, Part-time, Ongoing
Location: Various locations in ACT, various locations in NSW, various locations in QLD, various locations in NT, various locations in SA, various locations in TAS, various locations in VIC, various locations in WA
Salary: $126,223 – $164,257
Classification: Executive Level 2
Position number: JR131202
Security clearance: Baseline
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au

  • Develop section business plans, work plans and associated risk treatment strategies, ensuring alignment with strategic direction
  • Lead the development and implementation of HR change management initiatives, including transition planning and support arrangements for new capabilities, ensuring alignment with strategic and corporate goals
  • Set and manage section work responsibilities and priorities to achieve assigned goals and objectives
  • Lead, inspire and drive a high-performance culture through example and by establishing workforce performance goals, benchmarks and standards of practice
  • Lead and manage HR innovation by fostering a positive work culture and inspiring future leaders and talented staff to achieve quality outputs and outcomes
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the department and portfolio to deliver modern, high-quality HR services through holistic planning, policy development, legislative change, systems development, quality management, risk mitigation and operational practices
  • Engage with key internal and external stakeholders that build effective relationships and networks that manage expectations and collaboratively deliver strategic HR outcomes
  • Develop and/or clear high-level written material, submissions or briefs, such as the annual report, Senate Estimates briefs and Questions on Notice, departmental briefs and correspondence, corporate documentation, reports and media releases or talking points, in relation to sensitive and/or controversial matters
  • Lead the delivery of new or improved procedures and processes that enhance the delivery of HR services or program outcomes
  • Evaluate costs, benefits, risks and opportunities associated with policy options and lead development of suitable solutions
  • Measure the effectiveness of strategic policies and their intended objectives and outputs
  • Ensure projects and activities are correctly prioritised to deliver outcomes that align with the department’s priorities.

Experience and related qualifications will be highly regarded.

Position contact: Selection Innovation Team
Email: [email protected]

National Library of Australia

Engagement Exhibitions
Coordinator, Exhibitions and Volunteers
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing, Non-ongoing
Location: Parkes, ACT
Salary: $78,276 – $83,438
Classification: APS Level 5
Position number: 105034
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.nla.gov.au
Duties: We are seeking to fill the role of Coordinator, Exhibitions & Volunteers (APS 5) on an ongoing basis.

As part of the role, you will work across the library’s exhibitions program, including the external loans program, gallery space and volunteer tour guides.

To be successful in this position, you will be able to work under limited direction and will assist in the development, delivery and maintenance of exhibitions. This may include research for exhibition proposals, drafting of text for use in exhibitions and media, as well as assisting in the maintenance and cleaning of exhibition spaces.

The Coordinator, Exhibitions and Volunteers will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the library’s volunteer guides and library tours, as well as managing volunteer resources for the branch and other areas as needed.

You will be able to undertake complex administrative tasks including support of the library’s external loans program as well as assist in budgeting, purchase and payment of suppliers.

You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders on operational issues associated with the delivery of the function. You will be able to provide sound advice and recommendations that influence the decisions made by others, as well as make decisions using in-depth knowledge and professional judgment. You will also be an effective communicator who will represent the section at meetings, conferences and/or seminars as required.
Position contact:
Peter Appleton
Telephone: (
02) 6262 1342.

Bureau of Meteorology

Australian Climate Service
Australian Climate Service Office
Governance Officer
Job type: Full-time; Part-time, Ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT; Melbourne, VIC
Salary: $84,670 – $96,267
Classification: APS Level 6
Position number: 60018175
Security clearance: Baseline
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://bomcareers.nga.net.au
Duties: The Australian Climate Service (ACS) is seeking to fill a Governance Officer role. Under broad direction from the Manager Risk and Governance, the Governance Officer will support the effective operation of the governing committees of the ACS. The Governance Officer will also provide administrative and policy support. They will have the knowledge of legislative frameworks and policy requirements applicable to the role, and requirements to ensure compliance with these frameworks.

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to work within a dynamic team that provides high-quality output within tight timeframes. Essential to the role are adaptability and strong interpersonal skills, as the position will be required to liaise with managers at all levels and across business areas to fulfil a range of tasks to support the effective operation of the ACS.
Position contact: Kellie Mayne, Executive Operating Officer
Telephone: 0412 109 379.

Bureau of Meteorology

Community Services
Decision Support Services
Manager Hazard Preparedness and Response, East
Job type: Full-time; Part-time, Ongoing
Location: Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, VIC
Salary: $143,397 – $153,089
Classification: Executive Level 2
Position number: 60015902
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://bomcareers.nga.net.au
Duties: The Manager Hazard Preparedness and Response, East manages a high-performing team focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience to the Australian community through partnership with Emergency Managers and first responders across Queensland, NSW and the ACT. This is an operational team, providing seven-day-a-week services and the ability to surge overnight when needed.

Primary responsibilities include leading strategic and tactical customer engagement with relevant stakeholders within the Queensland and NSW Emergency Management and first-responder community and delivery of tailored decision support operations to support our partners in Emergency Management with all aspects of planning, preparation, response and recovery.

Although regionally focused, the Manager Hazard Preparedness and Response, East also will provide functional leadership nationally and connect seamlessly and coherently within the bureau’s national footprint, responding systematically and efficiently to ensure operations are collaborative, responsive, and built on innovation and continuous improvement.

The successful applicant will be required to comply with all bureau work, health and safety policies and procedures, and take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of employees, contractors and visitors who may be affected by their conduct.
Position contact: Chantal Donnelly
Telephone: 0439 792 664.

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)

Intelligence and Information Systems Chief Information Officer
Assistant Director Network Operations
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW
Salary: $108,995 – $131,404
Classification: Executive Level 1
Position number: 5178_02/24_IIS
Security clearance: Negative Vetting Level 1
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.acic.gov.au

  • Development of work plans and monitoring workflows to meet objectives and timeframes
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation and performance of the team and prioritisation of workloads
  • Monitor and report on the SLAs and OLAs of commercially provided services and services provided by other government agencies
  • Ensure availability, performance and capacity requirements are met for ACIC ICT, including incident management, problem resolution, and future planning requirements
  • Maintain hardware and software through regular maintenance of assets, development of asset replacement plans, and ensure that appropriate and up-to-date support agreements are in place for all assets
  • Provide technical expertise and compliance around procured services in the ACIC environment in accordance with relevant procurement guidelines
  • Apply technical leadership to ensure the ICT network remains secure in accordance with relevant Commonwealth and agency security policy
  • Manage the technical requirements of the business, including development of service improvement plans
  • Ensure that operational procedures and working practices are fit for purpose and current
  • Promote the ACIC’s business objectives through key strategic relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure planning is in place to provide accurate financial forecasting for budgets
  • Manage a 24/7 capability and associated team rosters
  • Lead a blended workforce of APS and contractor employees in accordance with APS values and ACIC procurement requirements
  • Other duties as directed.

Position contact: Beau
Telephone: (02) 6268 7237.

Australian Financial Security Authority

Corporate Services
Director Enterprise Project Management Office
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing; Non-ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT; Brisbane, QLD; Melbourne, VIC; Sydney, NSW
Salary: $130,357 – $154,287
Classification: Executive Level 2
Position number: NA
Security clearance: Baseline
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.afsa.gov.au/current-vacancies

  • Contribute to AFSA’s vision of becoming a visible, modern and contemporary regulator by providing specialist capabilities to enable teams to deliver value at pace and by ensuring projects and change initiatives meet objectives, are on time and on budget
  • Provide a customer orientation to project management and governance for the agency that is focused on delivery of outcomes and benefit realisation
  • Provide a joined-up approach to strategic governance and assurance to support project managers, enabling them to focus on delivery while supporting the Executive Leadership Team with the oversight of project success and risks
  • Embed a consistent, enterprise-wide approach to project management and change management to improve capability and support the successful delivery of projects and outcomes across AFSA
  • Provide training and coaching support in program and project and change disciplines, including access to external providers. Own and uplift AFSA project and change management frameworks and templates, ensuring they are fit for purpose.
  • Assure the effectiveness of change management activities with a focus on supporting change initiative owners and key stakeholders to maximise operational readiness, drive increased change adoption, and increase the likelihood of benefit realisation.

Position contact: Recruitment, NA.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Corporate Services
Standards and Legal Teams Standards and Legal Teams
Legal Officer
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Darwin, NT; Perth, WA; Sydney, NSW; Adelaide, SA; Melbourne, VIC; Hobart, TAS; Canberra, ACT; Brisbane, QLD
Salary: $87,718 – $99,774
Classification: Government Lawyer
Position number: 1084
Security clearance: As required
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.foodstandards.gov.au
Duties: The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is looking to fill a Legal Officer position on an ongoing basis at the Legal Officer 1.4 – Legal Officer 1.6 (APS6) level.

You will need to draft legislative instruments, prepare written advice and provide support to operational officers, including on complex matters, so your ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is essential. You should be able to be flexible in how you deliver advice and engage with clients. You are in a position of trust within the agency and will work under guidance from the General Counsel and/or senior lawyers to achieve your objectives.

The position will be responsible for undertaking the following duties:

  • Prepare and provide legal advice to the authority’s board, executive and business units, including on compliance with the authority’s legislative, financial and administrative frameworks, government decision-making processes and agency guidelines and regulations
  • Draft amendments to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
  • Review and clear authority decisions and documentation to ensure compliance with legal requirements and to identify and manage legal risk
  • Provide procurement and contract management advice and support (including clearance of draft contracts or agreements and drafting deeds, contracts, contract variations and notices)
  • Comply with laws, regulations and professional rules applying to Commonwealth government lawyers
  • Such other duties as are required.

Position contact: Owen Walsh
Telephone: (02) 6271 2130.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

EL1, Assistant Director – Change Manager, People, Culture and Change
Job type: Full-time; Part-time, Ongoing; Non-ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT
Salary: $113,631 – $119,891
Classification: Executive Level 1
Position number: 44601
Security clearance: Baseline
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.infrastructure.gov.au
Duties: We are looking for an experienced Change Manager with certification, training or qualifications in organisational change management or associated methodologies (examples include Prosci, Agile). We are seeking a proactive and strategic thinker who can form strong stakeholder relationships in a variety of work areas.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate your ability to:

  • Think strategically, evaluating complex information from a variety of sources to make connections and sound decisions while exercising good judgement
  • Apply change management theories in a practical context by supporting or leading change management elements within a project or initiative, and achieving positive results in project adoption by applying change management processes
  • Communicate and explain change management methodology to a wide variety of audiences with differing levels of capability
  • Collaborate across diverse teams using your exceptional interpersonal and engagement skills to engage with senior leaders and a wide variety of stakeholders, valuing different perspectives, contributions and backgrounds
  • Be inquisitive and proactive in understanding client needs and the change requirements of a project to achieve the best results
  • Work effectively in a changing environment or in ambiguity.

Position contact: Allanah Brookhouse
Telephone: (02) 6136 6020.

Museum of Australian Democracy – Old Parliament House

Executive Governance
Manager Executive Projects
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Parkes, ACT
Salary: $102,838 – $116,250
Classification: Executive Level 1
Position number: 10008
Security clearance: Baseline
Applications close: Sunday, 25 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.moadoph.gov.au

  • Provide strategic, secretariat and operational support to MoAD as a corporate agency, including supporting the Board of Old Parliament House (Accountable Authority); Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and other relevant corporate meetings as required. This includes undertaking high-level secretariat services as required
  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Director, Deputy Director, senior management and managing the Executive Support team. This includes undertaking research, preparing papers, drafting correspondence, and coordinating complex administrative duties
  • As an APS agency, oversee MoAD’s corporate planning and reporting requirements, including but not limited to: Strategic Plan, Corporate Plan and KPI reporting; preparation of the annual report; preparation of Senate Estimates briefs; coordination of APS and portfolio responses as required; preparation of other relevant correspondence and reporting as required
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the executive, senior managers and external stakeholders. Manage the governance team, to support the executive in delivering the agency’s priorities.
  • Establish and maintain exceptional governance frameworks, policies, and processes to support the board, Director and Deputy Director and in accordance with relevant legislative and compliance requirements
  • Working in a high-paced environment with tight timelines and competing deadlines, to deliver work to a high standard to meet the agency’s requirements.

Position contact: Lee Pluis
Telephone: 0413 754 859.

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)

Corporate and Business Transformation
Perth Information Management & Technology
Systems Administrator
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing; Non-ongoing
Location: Perth, WA
Salary: $91,613 – $104,701
Classification: APS Level 5
Position number: 13384
Security clearance: As required
Applications close: Monday, 26 February, 2024
Agency website: https://www.nopsema.gov.au
Duties: The Systems Administrator is a key member of the Information Management and Technology team responsible for procuring, implementing and administering computer systems and network infrastructure.
The role involves collaborating with ICT systems support and solution development staff and contractors in the assessing, selecting, building, configuring, managing and maintaining of ICT systems and networks.

Working as part of a busy dynamic team, you will be accountable for administering access, monitoring information security controls and responding to security incidents together with recommending innovative solutions and practices to system administration activities and business processes.

You will play a lead role in the day-to-day system administration activities and provide advice and guidance on emerging ICT technologies and the development and implementation of fit-for-purpose solutions.

You will have demonstrated experience in Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Windows 10/11 environments. Experience in emerging security risks and controls and implementing security risk management policies and procedures is an essential requirement for this role. Experience in Linux administration would be advantageous. Experience with the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry would also be beneficial.
Position contact: Senior Human Resources & Safety Adviser
Telephone: (08) 6188 8853.

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

Parks Australia
Kakadu & Strategic Reform Tourism and Visitor Services
Media and Communications Officer
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Jabiru, NT
Salary: $72,002 – $78,386
Classification: APS Level 4
Position number: 2024/246
Applications close: Sunday, 3 March, 2024
Agency website: https://www.dcceew.gov.au
The job: Under the direction of the Tourism Services Team Leader:

  • Coordinate commercial film and photography activities, including preparing detailed itineraries, processing permit applications, and providing timely responses to all media inquiries
  • Assist with the production and distribution of information for media visiting the park, including briefing and supervising media crews, photographers and artists to ensure adherence to the media guidelines
  • Review and update templates, policies and procedures in relation to the media permit system
  • Maintain positive experiences by offering advice to media organisations, tour operators and visitors regarding applications, access areas, permit availability, image capture use conditions, and park management
  • Assist with the production and post-production of media material such as video, and undertake data entry, record management, monthly reporting, and word processing
  • Liaise with a wide range of stakeholders, including tourism partners such as Tourism Top End and Tourism NT, Bininj/Mungguy Traditional Owners of Kakadu, researchers, official visitors, Parks Australia staff, and other relevant organisations
  • Assist the Tourism Services Team Leader and Tourism and Visitor Services Manager on specified projects as required
  • Coordination of digital and media communication, including preparation of newsletters, digital and social media content, and working with tourism partners to facilitate appropriate promotion of the Kakadu brand
  • Share the traditional owners’ vision for the future of the park and encourage, facilitate, and participate in the exchange of knowledge, experience and skills between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, the community and public
  • Supervise, train and mentor staff in a cross-cultural environment, including supporting the APS3 Permits Officer with assessment and issuing of Commercial Tour Operator, bushwalking and camping permits.

Position contact: Adrian Buman
Telephone: 0422 305 322.

Department of Defence

Defence Intelligence Group
Defence Intelligence Organisation CPT
Analyst Roles
Job type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Canberra, ACT
Salary: $80,487 – $86,211
Classification: APS Level 5
Position number: DIG/00971/24
Security clearance: As required
Applications close: Sunday, 10 March, 2024
Agency website: https://defencecareers.nga.net.au
Duties: The role:
Are you dynamic, motivated, innovative and looking for a career opportunity where you can make a difference? Exciting opportunities exist to join the Defence Intelligence Group (DIG) and contribute to Australia’s national security and strategic objectives. We seek motivated people with passion, curiosity, creativity, good judgement and adaptability to achieve our mission.

As a DIG analyst, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Produce analysis, assessments, imagery or intelligence advice to meet the operational and strategic needs of Defence and the Australian Government
  • Develop specialised subject matter expertise on intelligence and national security issues. Build and sustain strong working relationships with customers and stakeholders by providing professional service and advice.

Position contact: (02) 5108 7679.

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