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Senior Policy Officers / Assistant Directors - Multiple locations available

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

The organisation

The Office of Northern Australia (ONA) is a branch in the Northern Australia and Major Projects Division in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. The department drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business entrepreneurialism. The ONA coordinates the implementation of northern Australia policy, including the Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, which sets out key policies and measures to drive growth in the north. ONA also provides policy advice, manages stakeholder engagement across the north, coordinates operational support for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and facilitates governance structures related to northern Australia. 

The team and the role

All roles advertised require strong communication, collaboration and negotiating skills in order to interact with a wide range of stakeholders, including internally across the department and externally across the Australian Government, jurisdictions and industry sectors. 

  • You will need to be a driven, high performing individual who can effectively and confidently work in a geographically dispersed team. 
  • Your ability to understand new issues quickly, think strategically and analytically, be self-directed, and apply sound judgment will be among your strengths. 
  • We require strong analytical, research and writing skills for all roles and the ability to confidently communicate progress and outcomes occurring within the whole-of-government northern Australia economic development agenda. 

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: 

  • Ability to lead a range of written material, such as regular reports to Ministers and departmental executive, correspondence, ministerial briefs and submissions to parliamentary inquires across a range of economic policy topics and initiatives. 
  • Have high-level written and verbal skills, attention to detail and sound judgement. 
  • Support the development of innovative engagement mapping tools. 
  • Be adaptable, resilient and solutions focused in a fast paced environment where staff are geographically dispersed. 
  • Having personal drive and the ability to adapt to changing priorities to deliver outcomes to a high standard under pressure and exercise sound judgement in strategically handling complex and sensitive work. 
  • Ability to provide guidance and support for APS staff in the team 

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 Officers / Assistant Directors - Multiple locations available enquiry via EthicalJobs before the closing date. 

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