Liz Strachan

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Hourly Rate Contract
Project Support

POSTED 1st May, 2022   REF NO. BBBH15274

APS5 & APS6 Policy Officer

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is a large federal government department with a highly varied remit.

You will join the Digital Productivity Team that provides strategic and policy advice to the government on how to maximise the productivity benefits of the National Broadband Network (NBN), including supporting the work of the Australian Broadband Advisory Council, as well as managing issues relating to communications affordability and digital inclusion.

The Opportunity

There are 2 x contract positions at the APS5/6 levels available on 12-month contracts with likely 6-month extensions.

This contract will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Join a critical team within government in this digital age where high-speed broadband is increasingly important to individuals and businesses
  • Work with intelligent, outgoing and high performing colleagues
  • Report to a manager that is invested in your learning and development
  • Kick 2022 off with a fresh start in a new contract

The Role

  • Use research and analysis to develop and refine policy options and reports for the consideration of government
  • Provide secretariat support for a ministerial body, including making bookings and arrangements, preparing agendas and briefing material
  • Assist with the preparation of general government briefing documents including media products, website content, briefings and meeting papers
  • Liaise and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including NBN Co, retailers and regulators
  • Provide input on a range of media products, including speeches, media releases, talking points and website content

Your Background and Experience

These is a varied position, so strong generalist skills in federal government will be essential as well as a background in policy or public communications.

You’ll also require the following:

  • An enthusiastic, outgoing and resilient personality in order to fit into the culture of the team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, busy and dynamic environment
  • An effective approach to liaising with stakeholders in the sector
  • Ability to think strategically in terms of helping to shape the team’s work
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to pick up corporate IT systems quickly (e.g. records management system)

Salary / Rate

  • APS5: $45 – $55 per hour + 10% super
  • APS6: $55 – $75 per hour + 10% super
  • 2 x 12-month contracts available with likely 6-month extensions
  • Commencement ASAP

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Liz Strachan on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. 15274.

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