38185


Senior Project Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 18 May 2021

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $87,715 - $100,388 plus superannuation
Position No: 38185
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 May 2021
Contact Officer: Katrina Martin on Katrina.Martin@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 5779


Details: Strategic Portfolio and Data Excellence (SPaDE) supports Community Services Directorates’ drive for evidence-based decisions, policies and practice, and improve its organisational planning, performance and accountability. This is achieved by supporting the Directorate to acquire, share, analyse and use the best-possible data and analytics, and supporting the design of innovative, outcomes-oriented social investment approaches. The Senior Project Officer assists with providing strategic advice to the Senior Executive and Ministers on performance and program issues related to human services portfolio issue. The role also manages coordinates and undertakes the preparation of complex project plans, policies and frameworks, executive briefings and high-level correspondence.


The following legislation is relevant to the work of the position (ACT legislation unless otherwise stated):
*Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
*Public Sector Management Act 1994
*Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012
*Freedom of Information Act 1989
*Financial Management Act 1994
*Information Privacy Act 2014
*Territory Records Act 2002
*Discrimination Act 1991
*Work Health and Safety Act 2011
*Human Rights Act 2004


Under limited direction, this role undertakes the following primary duties/responsibilities:
*Prepare strategic advice to the Senior Executive and relevant Ministers on performance and program issues related to the human services portfolio.
*Contribute to planning and delivery of strategic performance management activities and projects.
*Coordinate and undertake the preparation of complex project plans, policies and frameworks, executive or Ministerial briefings and other Government business.
*Represent the Community Services Directorate across government and liaise with government and non-government stakeholders, including undertaking secretariat functions for various committees.
*Develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues across government and the non-government sector.
*Work in accordance with, and uphold the ACT Government Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework and the Directorate’s Work Health and Safety System.
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:

Desirable:
*An understanding and knowledge of managing data.
*An understanding and knowledge of human services portfolio issues.
*Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
*Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline.


Note: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. This position will using a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.


How to Apply: Please submit a current curriculum vitae as well as a two page Expression of Interest addressing the Selection Criteria below. Your suitability for this position will be assessed in the following key areas:


Skills
*Service Delivery: Applies project management principles to ensure the effective planning and delivery of outputs and develops and maintains productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
*Achieves Results with Integrity: Prepares high-quality and timely strategic policy outputs and advice (including briefings, reports, and other high-level government documents) that align with community, stakeholder and Government priorities and communicates clearly to achieve organisational outcomes.
*Thinking and Innovating: Uses data and information from a variety of sources to support evidence based decisions and advice, including developing and reporting against performance and outcomes frameworks.


Knowledge
*Service Delivery: Understands the value of data, and exploiting data as an asset to support evidence-based decision making.
*Leadership: Public sector employees create better futures that improve the human condition within the organisation and the broader community. This includes a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and sharing of knowledge through research, critical analysis and engagement with other staff.


Behaviour
*Service Delivery: Consistently displays high quality customer service principles and attributes to deliver outcomes.
*Team Work: Contributes to the work of a small team and operates in a complex and dynamic environment with minimal supervision and within tight timeframes.
*Leadership: Public sector employees create better futures that improve the human condition within the organisation and the broader community. This includes consistently role modelling and demonstrating the ACT Public Service Values and Signature Behaviours.

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