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Investment Policy Officers, APS Level 6, Northern Australia and Major Projects

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6

About the teams

The Northern Australia and Major Projects Division have opportunities to fill two Investment Policy Officer roles in the Major Projects Policy Section and the Major Projects Facilitation Agency.

Major Projects Policy Section

The Major Projects Policy Section has been established in the Major Projects and Northern Australia Division. It will support Australia’s economic development by fostering an attractive business environment that encourages investment and growth in key sectors, especially for major projects. The team will establish a clear policy framework for investment attraction in Australia, in collaboration with other government agencies, and the states and territories.

The team also provides policy oversight to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), a flagship initiative of the government’s ‘developing the north’ agenda.

Major Projects Facilitation Agency

The Major Projects Facilitation Agency helps foster an attractive investment environment for major projects in Australia. It provides a single entry point into the Australian Government for proponents of major investments and developments and works with investors to ensure that regulatory and approvals requirements for major projects are clear and understandable.

The Major Projects Facilitation Agency also administers granting of Major Project Status to projects that have national strategic significance and works with Commonwealth regulators and policy leads to address regulatory and policy issues affecting major projects.

Our ideal candidates

We are looking for enthusiastic people to help build and shape the objectives and direction of the teams and broader department.

You will have:

  • strong policy development and analysis skills with the willingness and capacity to propose new ideas and see them into implementation.
  • excellent consultative and collaborations skills with the ability to establish and maintain  strong networks with stakeholders including Commonwealth portfolios, state and territory governments and industry
  • an understanding of industry policy, investment settings and issues affecting major projects in Australia, including Commonwealth Government regulation frameworks and requirements.

What you will do

As a member of the Major Projects Policy team you will:

  • review existing investment policy and frameworks affecting investment, identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement
  • undertake research and analysis
  • consult and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • work with the MPFA to ensure its framework, influence and criteria accurately responds to the needs of major projects in Australia.

The successful candidate for the Major Projects Facilitation Agency team will:

  • manage assigned major projects undertaking Commonwealth regulatory approvals, including working with investors and regulators to identify and clarify regulatory requirements and processes
  • build and maintain strong working relationships with government and industry stakeholders
  • support or lead roundtables with regulators and proponents
  • support two working groups, the Commonwealth Regulators’ Working Group and the Large Investment Facilitation Working Group, as they address issues affecting major projects in Australia and improve inter-agency and cross-jurisdiction collaboration
  • contribute to the ongoing improvement of the MPFA by seeking stakeholder feedback, participating in delivery discussions and reviews, and by helping to deliver broader MPFA outcomes.


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 two ongoing APS Level 6 positions based in Canberra. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

How to apply

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, or on 02 6243 7334.

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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