Policy Officer

$91,315 - $104,509 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 28 Jul, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Legal Services

Job Description

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $91,315 - $104,509 plus superannuation
Position No: 24126
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 July 2022
Contact Officer: Kathryn Potter on Kathryn.Potter@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 6829

Details: Are you task focused with a passion for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing? Then we want to hear from you.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Partnerships Team is seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced Policy Officer who can be part of a dynamic team, and able to make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Policy Officer is responsible for preparing documentation, coordinating and contributing to administrative activities, and planning and implementation of policy and project initiatives.

To be successful, the Policy Officer must have:

  • Proven time management and organisational skills with the ability to multitask and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written skills with experience in developing quality, detailed documentation and providing secretariat support.
  • Excellent communication skills interacting with diverse range of key stakeholders to assist in policy project delivery.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to resolve issues as they arise as well as foresee potential project obstacles and take action to prevent these drawbacks.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the complex social policy issues, affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check


  • Whilst not mandatory, experience in similar roles or relevant fields or suitable qualifications will be highly regarded.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Willingness to learn through team and work experiences.

Notes: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Please submit a response of no more than two pages outlining how your qualifications and experience demonstrate your skills, knowledge and behavioural capabilities against ‘what you will do’ in the Position Description.

Please include your current curriculum vitae, and the contact details of at least two referees, one of which is your current manager.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

22 Aug, 2022