Project Officer

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

APS Level 6 - $81,275 - $91,335

Non-ongoing (Temporary), Part-time

Woden - ACT

Closing date: Friday, 27 October 2017

4 days to apply

Job description


The Opportunity

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) carries out its work in a way that responds to the special needs and risks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and corporations. It delivers tailored services to positively influence good corporate governance. ORIC regulates and provides support services to over 2800 corporations registered under the CATSI Act.

The Governance Branch delivers corporate governance training to directors, members and key staff of corporations and also has responsibility for overseeing ORIC’s communications and policies, including managing ORIC’s publications, research, events, key corporate documents, website and media liaison.

The role assists in the project management and delivery of an adult education corporate governance training program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations, their directors, members and key staff. This involves project management, procurement, delivery and data entry through a team of staff and external trainers.

Enhancing cooperative working relationships with key stakeholders and other government partners is an important deliverable of the role, in addition to answering helpdesk calls for the training section.

The Project Officer is responsible for:
• assisting with the training programme of accredited and non-accredited training packages, including their ongoing development and implementation, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
• assisting, planning and reporting on activities related to the programs, including risk, financial, resourcing and procurement;
• maintain effective stakeholder engagement with a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations and communities, and Commonwealth, state and territory agencies;
• assisting with the day to day logistics and operations of the Training Section;
• maintaining data and statistical reporting;
• assisting with the delivery and facilitation of adult education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.

Please note travel within Australia may be required as a part of the role.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a self-starter who is quick to learn and who can work productively in a small team environment.

Our ideal candidate will have:
• well-developed interpersonal and excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote and regional areas, within the APS and outside of Government;
• strong organisational and project management skills;
• a proactive approach to work;
• the ability to travel within Australia at short notice;

We are looking for someone to hit the ground running and assist our small team during our busy training period.

What We Offer

• A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.
• Exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development and networking opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.
• The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.


To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.

The occupant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This non-ongoing position will be offered for a specified term of 3 months (agencies should note the maximum initial engagement period is 18 months which can possibly be extended to 3 years).

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is Identified, then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

For more information:

Russell Styche, (02) 6146 4753

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10714329

Agency website:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website