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about the team 

The Business and Governance team is a dynamic, fast-paced team in the Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) that works to centralise finance, supplier management, and workforce capability-related activities for CIOG. You will work closely with our colleagues within the Chief Operations Officer Group (COOG) and Chief Financial Officer Group (CFOG).  

The team ensures CIOG meets critical deadlines, has business processes that fit our purpose, creates value and improves productivity.  

our ideal candidate 

our ideal candidate would have:  

  • Good stakeholder engagement skills 
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organisational abilities and excellent interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to follow direction, as well as the ability to self-manage work 
  • The ability to build productive relationships with colleagues and be a strong team player  
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines. 

what you will do 

In this role, you will gain a broader understanding from a whole team level of CIO Business and Governance through: 

  • Assisting with different functions within the team by: 
    • uploading contracts and delegate request forms for ICT sourcing  
    • undertaking data entry and quality assurance 
    • managing finance and recruitment data 
  • Managing documents in the department's record management system DocHub 
  • Managing workload through a busy inbox, including responding to general enquiries, actioning requests and escalating work as appropriate. 


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 33 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2022. This vacancy is open only to people with disability.

Successful applicants must provide evidence to confirm they are a person with disability. Evidence of disability is not included information about the type of disability. Relevant evidence of a disability would be a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner.

the following documents would also be acceptable: 

  • letter from a Disability Employment Service or active job provider, 
  • a recent student letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit. 

If the above documents are not available, a statutory declaration from the applicant can be accepted. 

security clearance 

  • This position requires a Baseline security clearance.
  • The successful applicant will be provided with information regarding obtaining and maintaining a clearance at this level. 

accessibility and reasonable adjustments 

The department is committed to ensuring our facilities, systems, and work practices are accessible. Anyone with a permanent or temporary disability, injury or illness can request reasonable adjustments at all stages of their employment. 


  • This process may be used to fill both ongoing (permanent) and non-ongoing (temporary) roles. A merit pool may be established to fill future vacancies. 
  • The department supports flexible working arrangements, and staff can apply to work a mix of hours from home and office locations each week.

how to apply 

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information in your resume or other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel. 

When applying for this role, you will be asked to complete an online application form and upload your current resume. Your application will be reviewed, and if you are longlisted, you will be asked to participate in an interview on the Modern Hire interview platform. 

This will then be reviewed, and if you are shortlisted, we will invite you to attend an interview. 

We want to ensure you have everything you need to apply for this position. Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request.

contact information 

For more information regarding this opportunity, don't hesitate to get in touch with Rebecca Gillett via:

learn more about the department 

The department offers a flexible, diverse, and collaborative workplace. We value everyone bringing their different backgrounds and points of view to work every day. We can give you a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity to contribute to the policy that affects all Australians – and the world. You can find out more about us and our work at industry.gov.au. 

From study support to generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements, your manager will work with you to help you along your career journey and achieve a work-life balance. 

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic selves to work every day. We encourage people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people.

  • Please get in touch with our Inclusion team at inclusion@industry.gov.au for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.
  • Please refer to our Applying for position information for additional information on how to apply. 

Advertised: 20 July 2022

Applications close: 17 August 2022

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