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Assistant Manager, Senior Evaluation Officer, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Office of the Chief Economist

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6, Executive Level 1

About the team

The Evaluation Unit (in the Office of the Chief Economist) is offering a unique opportunity for an Assistant Manager and a Senior Policy Officer to join our team. We are one of the leading programme assessment units in the Australian Public Service, and are highly regarded for our innovative approaches to evaluation.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for people with excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in planning and conducting evaluations, and a broad understanding of the Australian Government’s role in industry policy. Tertiary qualifications in evaluation, economics, or social science are desirable.

Applicants for the Assistant Manager position will also have demonstrated skills in supervising team members, undertaking a leadership role, and working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve results.

What you will do

Your work will involve overseeing a small team to research existing programmes, analyse data and other types of evidence, develop reports, and provide recommendations to enhance the programme's outcomes. You will also provide advice about lessons learnt from your evaluations, to be used in new programme and policy design. You will provide advice on evaluation activities across the department in line with the principles outlined in the department's Evaluation Strategy, including strategic evaluation capability building projects.


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 an ongoing APS Level 6 and Executive Level 1 vacancy. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 and Executive Level 1vacancies, 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:

  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 Katherine Barnes via, or on 0261028901.

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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