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Program Officer, APS Level 3, AusIndustry – Support for Business

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 3

About the team

The Performance Reporting and Commercial Management Section is responsible for a body of work that consolidates AusIndustry datasets – operational, work force planning, output and impact metrics – to provide enhanced awareness and evidence for decision making. Our projects include the development of well-rounded, holistic datasets and reporting that provides insight into our customers’ behaviour and also for program managers and delivery teams to better manage program budgets and outcomes.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience in managing group inboxes and being a point of contact for internal and external enquiries
  • good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • intermediate Microsoft Excel skills and the ability to quickly learn systems which are used for program reporting (e.g. CRM and grant management systems)
  • good organisational skills, with the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.

What you will do

We are looking to fill a temporary Program Officer position in the Performance Reporting & Commercial Management Section. The successful candidate will:

  • assist the performance reporting team to triage incoming data requests
  • under general direction from senior staff, respond to requests for information and clarification relating to the output and industry partner KPI statistics
  • manage administrative tasks for the performance reporting team, including updates to Standard Operating Procedures, maintain job-log spreadsheets, team inbox organisation
  • with guidance, undertake research into data errors or data integrity issues
  • as a cooperative team member, the Program Officer assists others and will carry out additional duties when the section’s workload is high.


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

Security Clearance

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a baseline clearance level.


This recruitment process is being used to temporarily fill a non-ongoing APS Level 3 position for a 5 month period. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 3 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your 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 Damien Halliday on (08) 8406 4733 or 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. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

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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