Liz Strachan

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Hourly Rate Contract
Governance / Compliance
Project Support

POSTED 1st May, 2022   REF NO. BBBH15722

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 Flight and Airspace Policy Section, which works in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Airservices Australia to manage a range of policy work including drone policy, airspace policy and space policy and measures to support the aviation sector to recover from COVID-19.

The Opportunity

This is a 12-month labour hire contract for a high performing APS6 policy candidate.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Join a high performing team passionate about the aviation sector with a professional, but relaxed culture
  • Work with varied policy that effects big players like QANTAS all the way down to small stakeholders like a weekend pilot
  • Focus on the exciting and hugely growing sector of drone policy
  • Represent the department’s interest regarding space policy, which is an area of increased funding and resources

The Role

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Write high quality briefs, submissions, and ministerial correspondence
  • Conduct rapid research and analysis, and providing cogent and accurate advice to senior colleagues
  • Meet with stakeholders, particularly from external agencies such as CASA and Airservices, to ensure policies are being implemented in accordance with Government decisions
  • Act as a point of liaison between agencies and the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Routinely deal with matters that are politically sensitive requiring well-honed judgement and awareness of the strategic environment

The Ideal Person

The ideal candidate will have a policy background within federal or state government.

You will also have:

  • Very strong communication and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to investigate issues, gather evidence and critically analyse information and perspectives, always showing attention to detail
  • The ability to work adaptably within a team environment, and show initiative
  • The ability to work productively and establish a rapport with stakeholders
  • Adaptability to change, and the ability to demonstrate resilience and deal with ambiguity
  • The ability to quickly develop expertise and subject-matter knowledge in the aviation sector

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be willing to undergo a police check
  • Have or be willing to obtain a Baseline security clearance

Salary / Rate

  • $60 – $75 per hour + 10% super
  • 12-month labour hire contract with likely extension

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. 15722

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