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Grant Officers, APS Level 4 and APS Level 5, AusIndustry - Business Services

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Task
Location: Adelaide
Categories: APS Level 4, APS Level 5

About the team

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is responsible for the implementation of Commonwealth grant programs. 

The department requires the service of multiple Grant Officers to assist in the delivery of assigned programs, specifically services and grant programs offered by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability. 

What you will do

There are up to four non-ongoing Grant Officer roles available at the APS Level 5 (2 positions) and APS Level 4 (2 positions), based in the SA State Office of the nationwide network of AusIndustry Business Services.

Grant Officers at the APS 5 level will undertake grant application assessments, eligibility checks, and contract management.

Grant Officers at the APS 4 level will undertake grant application assessments, eligibility checks, payment processing and other related program functions.

The Grant Officer's duties involve engaging with a wide range of businesses, stakeholders and industry sectors. Specific duties may include:

  • assessing eligibility and/or merit of applications for programme support, in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines, and justify recommendations with appropriate evidence
  • managing contracts and programme compliance in accordance with legislation and guidelines
  • contributing to marketing and promotion of business assistance programme
  • data management and analysis.

Our ideal candidates

The successful candidates will have:

  • strong communication skills with an ability to deal with customers, and understand the importance of responsiveness, succinct and clear messaging and confidentiality
  • an understanding of business and the community environment in terms of government’s support for economic or social growth, jobs growth and regional development
  • the ability to work within guidelines, governance and decision making processes and follow procedures
  • the ability to use IT and data management systems
  • experience assessing eligibility of applications or grants, including determining validity of claims being made, making decisions and drawing defensible conclusions
  • experience conducting merit criteria assessments including reviewing large and sometimes complex documents, conducting appropriate due diligence of claims being made, ranking applicants and writing succinct summaries of strengths, weaknesses, issues and risks
  • experience and/or ability to draft standard agreements, manage contracts, make payments and understands compliance.

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes includes:

  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Good judgement and strong analytical skills
  • Good IT and systems skills
  • Able to follow direction as well as being self-managing
  • A team player who builds productive relationships with colleagues
  • Works well under pressure and tight deadlines

Desirable skills, experience and personal attributes includes:

  • Relevant qualifications e.g. accounting/finance, law, science or business
  • Knowledge of or experience in business
  • Prior experience in program delivery
  • Financial analysis
  • Public presentation skills and experience
  • Advanced IT and data management skills, for example ability to write macros


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill current non-ongoing APS Level 4 and APS Level 5 positions for an initial period of 6 months. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 4 and APS Level 5 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

Future non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (maximum 3 years).

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Elizabeth Zupanic (08) 8406 4716 or via email at

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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