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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.
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
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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