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about the team
The Strategic Policy Division works to drive better policy outcomes across a diverse portfolio to achieve the department’s vision of supporting economic growth and job creation for all Australians.
We work on various issues and support the department in building compelling narratives and delivering effective policy, regulatory and budget strategies. Portfolio Strategy Teams lead engagement on cross-cutting policy, such as innovation, regulation, skills, workforce, and Indigenous affairs.
We do this b building solid internal relationships, promoting inter-agency collaboration and trust, investing in policy capability to be more effective and forward-looking, and recognising opportunities to align efforts to departmental, portfolio and whole of government priorities.
our ideal candidate
All Portfolio Strategy Team members lead and contribute to projects that strengthen the department’s ability to deliver collaborative, informed, influential, innovative policy advice and solutions.
our ideal candidate:
- thinks strategically, has solid conceptual skills and can quickly understand and provide advice on a range of policy and governance issues
- applies judgement and can recognise and make links between connected issues
- engages research and analysis skills to inform policy advice and has excellent written and oral communication skills
- demonstrates strong organisation and coordination skills and works effectively under pressure to manage conflicting priorities
- builds workplace relationships to support collaboration, and works through complex policy issues with colleagues to influence outcomes
- exercises initiative and acts with integrity to deliver results.
what you will do
In this role, you will:
- help embed strategic thinking as part of policy making across the portfolio
- influence external agency policy development and advance the portfolio’s strategic interests
- engage with stakeholders to identify common issues and support proactive efforts to understand and solve problems such as regulatory barriers to business growth
- contribute to internal and whole government processes such as the Federal Budget
- analyse the impacts of the whole of government policy and priorities (such as skills, infrastructure and regulation) and coordinate engagement with areas across the portfolio to drive thinking on cross-cutting policy issues and initiatives
- deliver timely and high-quality written and verbal briefing, reporting and analysis on issues both within and outside the department’s policy remit
- support strategic discussions and engagements with departmental Executives
- lead and manage staff as required to deliver these activities.
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 to include 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 in relation to a recent student.
If the above documents are not available, a statutory declaration from the applicant can be accepted.
This position requires, at a minimum, a baseline security clearance. Depending on the role, successful applicants may be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at the NV1 level.
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 team is based in Canberra. However, other locations may be considered for the successful candidate.
- 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, cover letter, or other documents.
- The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.
- When applying for this role, you will be asked to upload your resume and a cover letter detailing why you think you are the ideal candidate.
- 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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 648 942 if you require assistance with your application.
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Nicholas Mortimer via:
- email@example.com or
- call 0416 625 145.
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 applications 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 a position information for additional information on how to apply.
Advertised: 20 July 2022
Applications close: 17 August 2022
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