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Senior Policy Officer, International & Strategic Engagement

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

The organisation

Strategic Policy Division is the leading policy division focused on strategic direction in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. The Trade and International Branch in the division leads the department's trade and international work including trade agreement negotiations, trade facilitation, international engagement, trade programs and anti-dumping policy. 

The team and the role

The International and Strategic Engagement team works in an exciting, fast paced environment, focusing on international matters to identify opportunities for consultation, collaboration and information sharing across the portfolio. ISE maintains critical networks to support the department's Ministers and Executive, to strengthen the department’s strategic approach in advancing our policy and program delivery, and to maximise the positive impact on Australian job creation and economic growth. We connect agendas across government and maintain strong relationships with internal, external and international partners. 

About the Candidate: 

The successful candidate will be able to provide good examples to show how their knowledge, skills, experience and potential makes them ideal for the job including: 

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in tight timeframes 
  • Ability to gather and prioritise information from a variety of sources and distil into succinct advice 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills 
  • Experience with Government processes and the preparation of briefing 
  • Experience working in a highly flexible team 
  • Background in international relations, economics or similar

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resource. 

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is supporting the Department to recruit for this position along with a large number of positions nationally that are part of an Affirmative Measure – Indigenous. 

What this means is that only Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply for these roles. It is a strategy that is used to create specific employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is also a strategy to increase the number of First Nations Australian people employed by the Australian Public Service. 

You must also be an Australian Citizen. 

We have prepared some helpful information below to support you to prepare and complete the application.

Key information is contained in this information pack about Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources including a detailed Position Description for this role. Please read all of the attached information before completing your application.

Further Information or Support

If you require further information regarding the position or advice in relation to the application process, please contact Jamie Hardy on telephone number (02) 8571 0999 or email at talent@aes.org.au using the subject line: Senior Policy Officer, International & Strategic Engagement enquiry via EthicalJobs before the closing date. 

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