policy officers aps5 – el2 | economic focus in Canberra CBD

Canberra CBD, Australian Capital Territory
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job description

The Company

Our client is a Commonwealth Government Department that is commencing work on an exciting new project and is growing their team in the policy space.

The Role

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard working & innovative policy officers at the APS 5 – EL2 level that will hit the ground running and add instant value to department. Candidates with a strong economic background or have worked on economic or trade policy will be looked upon very favourably.


  • Developing new policy documentation
  • Stakeholder engagement both internal & external
  • Updating existing policy and guidance materials
  • Assistance in preparing & writing ministerials & cabinet submissions
  • Writing high level reports

Skills & Requirements

  • Policy & Programme experience (mandatory)
  • Excellent writing & research skills
  • Economic Policy/Programme experience (desirable to mandatory pending level)
  • Baseline security clearance
  • High level of attention to detail & ability to follow direction
  • Enthusiastic and strong work ethic
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder relationship building skills
  • Exposure or experience within the APS will be highly regarded.

This is a great opportunity to expand your career with the APS and increase your existing policy experience. Apply now to be part of shaping the future needs of the Department. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years experience in policy work, and actively looking to commence work immediately.

To apply please click the “Apply for this job” tab and submit your current CV in WORD format only. For a confidential discussion after submitting your application, please call our Matt in our policy team on 02 6132 3815.

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