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Case Managers, APS Level 6, AusIndustry - Industry Capability and Research

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is the Government’s flagship program to support Australian businesses conducting research and development (R&D) activities. The program is jointly managed by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Australian Taxation Office.

The R&D Tax Incentive is a broad based, self-assessment program that provides a tax offset for some of a company’s cost of doing eligible R&D activities by reducing its income tax liability. AusIndustry undertakes compliance activities that include risk reviews and formal eligibility assessments. AusIndustry also provides education and guidance relating to the R&D Tax Incentive program.

We are looking for experienced, self-motivated and pro-active Case Managers, who would like to work in a flexible environment and contribute to the integrity assurance, education and guidance activities of the program.

Our ideal candidates

Our ideal candidates will have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • high level research, analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to apply sound judgement
  • demonstrated ability to analyse and understand technical information across a number of technical disciplines and apply this understanding to evidence based reporting
  • strong written communication skills, including the preparation of complex written reports analysing technical information against legislative criteria and preparing recommendations
  • strong verbal communication skills, including face to face communication and the ability to confidently lead meetings and presentations
  • highly organised with experience in managing a caseload to deliver timely outcomes in a dynamic environment
  • team focused attitude with the ability to build positive working relationships within the team, with customers, industry and stakeholders

Qualifications and/or equivalent professional experience in one or more of the following subject areas is highly desirable:

  • Information technology
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Law

What you will do

As an R&D Tax Incentive Case Manager you will contribute to the integrity of the program.  Your key responsibilities will include:

  • assessing the eligibility of registrations for program support, analysing applications against the legislative requirements
  • undertaking compliance activities including risk reviews and formal eligibility assessments
  • analysing information including R&D activities, business documentation including proposals, business plans, R&D plans, industry and technical data
  • preparing complex reports analysing technical information against legislative criteria and preparing evidence based recommendations
  • providing education and guidance to existing and prospective customers on how to self-assess program eligibility and the application process
  • managing competing priorities in a fast paced work environment to prepare high quality compliance reports in a timely manner


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 several ongoing APS6 positions. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS6 vacancies, should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

Positions will be filled in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.  In your application please select the state you would like to be considered for.

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 these opportunities, please contact:


Matt McKenna, 03 9268 7516 or

Western Australia           

Greg Thomas, 08 9287 3521 or

New South Wales           

Conrad Blaney 02 9226 6051 or

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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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