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about the team 

The Data Projects section within the Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) is responsible for delivering technology projects and programs related to data and energy emissions. 

key priorities in the section are:  

  • The Energy and Emissions Data Program aims to provide a new Data Management and Analytics (DMA) Platform, which will incorporate energy, emissions and climate change data alongside the existing business, industry and program data.  
  • The Petroleum Statistics Information Management System (PSIMS) Modernisation project is a New Policy Proposal (NPP) funded initiative aiming to modernise the existing system and streamline reporting processes and data management while improving the quality and detail of the industry data that is reported to the government. 

our ideal candidate 

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate experience in a varied administrative support role and be eager to learn.  
  • Be an effective communicator. 
  • Have good organisational skills and a keen eye for detail. 
  • Have strong stakeholder engagement skills and collaborate with peers and business areas across the CIOG and the broader department. 
  • Be able to work in a flexible, agile and adaptable environment. 
  • Be able to use the Microsoft suite of applications. 
  • Have a basic understanding of the Change Management principles (desirable skill, not essential). 

what you will do 

As an Administration Support Officer in the Data Projects Section, you’ll work within a dynamic environment and apply your administrative expertise and knowledge of Microsoft Office products to support the delivery of the section’s priorities. 


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 jobactive provider 
  • letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit about a recent student. 

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, please contact Chanel Mills 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 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 applications to 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 contact 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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