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about the team 

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is the Australian Government’s national authority on measurement. We play an important role in the Australian economy by leading, maintaining and regulating Australia’s measurement system. We deliver world-class measurement products, advice and client services and administer the regulatory framework for measurement. Our national measurement standards are recognised internationally, and we work to enhance and maintain these standards. 

our ideal candidate 

Our Ideal candidate: 

  • is a strong communicator that can convey complex technical concepts to various audiences, both in writing and when speaking 
  • is collaborative and works well with others 
  • has high-level analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • is adaptable in a changing environment  
  • understands the current measurement legislation and the reform options, or can quickly develop this knowledge 
  • understands the statutory, regulatory and policy frameworks relevant to legal metrology or can quickly acquire this knowledge 
  • and has a background working with legislation (for example, developing, implementing or enforcing legislation). 

what you will do 

You will primarily support the development of the new measurement legislation. You will also provide support for other key Measurement Law Review work packages, including governance and implementation.

reporting to the assistant manager, you will: 

  • Conduct various research and analysis tasks, including analysis of current legislation and mapping provisions required under the government’s preferred reform option.  
  • Support the delivery of MLR outcomes with minimal direction, using both initiative and judgement to assist in preparing drafting instructions to brief the Office of Parliamentary Counsel. 
  • Contribute to workshops with other teams to confirm the preferred drafting approach for implementing proposed reforms. 
  • Develop case studies and briefing material to support internal consideration and clearance of policy decisions. 
  • Provide advice on reform options considering broad government policy in preparing drafting instructions. 
  • Lead the team’s Agile activities, providing project management support to the MLR Director and motivating team members. 
  • Negotiate confidently and foster productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including consulting on issues that may arise during drafting).  
  • Provide support for other work as needed, such as stakeholder engagement, costings, Ministerial and executive briefings and responding to requests for input from other teams. 


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 in relation to a recent student. 

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

security clearance 

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 

  1. Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information in your resume, cover letter or any other documents.
  2. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. This will then be reviewed, and if you are shortlisted, we will invite you to attend an interview. 
  6. We want to ensure you have everything you need to apply for this position.
  7. Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request.

Please contact disr.recruitment@randstadsourceright.com.au or 1800 648 942 if you require assistance with your application.

contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Joshua Leach 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 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.

Advertised: 20 July 2022

Applications close: 17 August 2022

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