Policy Officer - APS6
12-month contract + extensions
APS6 - equivalent
About Our Client
In the role of Policy Officer, you will be responsible for the management and development of high level policy advice and the implementation of program reforms relating to the Department Screening Program. The section provides national program management, oversight monitoring of the performance and safety and quality of the program, as well as undertaking horizon scanning and development of policy to continuously improve the system.
As a Policy Officer, your main objective is to provide effective guidance, recommendations and counsel on a wide range of policy issues to the reference Government Agency. Main duties:
- Investigate, analyse and report on Program performance issues from a quality, safety and assurance perspective;
- Provide secretariat support for the Quality and Safety Monitoring Committee (QSMC) and the Department's Expert Panel for the Clinical Guidelines, and report to governing committees;
- Develop complex and technical agenda papers to support.
- Assist in quality assurance (QA) reporting to delivery partners through the National Cancer Screening Register, including reports and compliance monitoring and performance reports;
- Provide advice and support for expert/technical presentations and briefings;
- Provide technical and administrative support to team member activities and provide business continuity regarding the safety and quality issues;
- Leverage organisation capability and undertake procurement to support program data analytics and research to support Program outcomes;
- High level stakeholder engagement with the clinical experts and professional bodies
The Successful Applicant
The successful applicant will have:
- Experience in providing technical and administrative support to high level committees and in progressing policy work through committees;
- Ability to undertake analysis and interpretation of data and research to support program initiatives in a complex environment involving public health/clinical issues;
- Ability to pick up and apply new information quickly;
- Demonstrated ability to meet agreed deadlines, work under pressure and operate effectively in times of uncertainty;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
- Strong skills in negotiation and stakeholder management, particularly in state-Commonwealth relations and working with clinical/technical experts;
- Highly collaborative approach and 'can do' work ethic, including willingness to work across teams to support new staff; and
- The ability to uphold the APS Values and actively demonstrate the Department's behaviours in action.
- Previous experience providing technical and secretariat support to committees and in progressing policy work through committees;
- Sound understanding of government processes, the Australian health care system and population health program delivery; and
- Tertiary qualifications in biological/health sciences, or equivalent skills are highly desirable (in particular, public health and epidemiology qualifications and experience).
What's on Offer
- An experienced and cohesive team with a combined objective to support you in your career and long-term prospects
- An excellent salary package to compensate you for your hard work and skills and expertise that you bring to the table
- The opportunity to impact effective policy change and work on projects that will positively impact your community
How to Apply
If you are currently looking for opportunities and feel this role is right for you, please contact us by applying to this position or give us a call to 02-62228944.
If you feel this role might not be best suited to your skill set but would like to have a confidential discussion on your career, please get in touch.