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Policy Officer or Senior Policy Officer, APS Level 5 or APS Level 6, Anti-Dumping Commission

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Policy, APS Level 5, APS Level 6

About the team

The Operational Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Unit takes the lead on identifying and addressing operational policy and practice issues that directly impact investigations. Members work collaboratively with the Investigations Units to identify and address risks as early as possible and ensure a systematic process of quality control is applied to our work.

The Unit leads the Commission’s stakeholder engagement activities, including its international engagement. It works with stakeholders to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration of Australia’s antidumping system. The Unit provides a high standard of information and guidance on antidumping matters to internal and external stakeholders.

 Our ideal candidate

To undertake this role you will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • well-developed capability in strategic thinking
  • excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively across teams and organisations under tight deadlines
  • strong analytical skills, policy analysis capability and research skills, including the ability to draft advice and guidance on operational policy and practice issues
  • ability to quickly acquire and apply an understanding of Australia’s antidumping legislative and policy framework, including knowledge of Australia’s international obligations
  • excellent verbal and written skills, including the ability to draft communication materials
  • well-developed influencing and stakeholder engagement skills, including the ability to represent the Commission at external fora
  • high standards of professional and personal integrity.

 What you will do

Under general direction, you will contribute to building and maintaining the Commission’s strong reputation. You will work closely with the Legal and International Standards Unit to respond to queries from the Investigations Units on operational policy and practice. You will assist in developing and improving the Commission’s operational policy and practice, and will assist with case activities including participating in Quality Assurance Teams. You will assist, as required, with stakeholder engagement activities, including preparing presentations, speeches, briefs and correspondence.

Specifically, this role requires you to:

  • provide Investigations Units with guidance on antidumping operational policy and practice (in line with Australia’s legislation and policy, and World Trade Organization obligations)
  • participate in cases as part of a Quality Assurance Team
  • assist in the development and continuous improvement of operational policy, processes and practices within the Commission.
  • contribute to implementing the Commission’s stakeholder engagement strategies
  • contribute to briefing for Ministers and the Commission’s Executive
  • provide regular updates and support to the Commission’s Executive on stakeholder views, emerging issues and risks
  • build and maintain networks with government, industry and international stakeholders in line with the APS Values and APS Code of Conduct and relevant departmental policies
  • contribute to the development and implementation of policy reform initiatives
  • assist with providing secretariat support for the International Trade Remedies Forum and any fora or events as directed
  • appropriately handle a range of highly confidential trade, business and industry information.


Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field is essential. Experience in stakeholder engagement and working across multidisciplinary teams is desirable.

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

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Refer to the Anti-Dumping Commission Capability Framework and the Australian Public Service Commission Integrated Leadership System.

This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing APS Level 5 or APS level 6 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 5 and APS Level 6 vacancies should they become available within 12 months form 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:

  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 Maria Themistocleous via 
or phone 03 8539 2465.

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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