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Project Officers, APS Level 6, AusIndustry - Support for Business

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Melbourne
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

The Victorian State Office of AusIndustry forms part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and primarily delivers government programs on behalf of the department and other government entities.  The delivery of these programs is undertaken as part of the Business Grants Hub – a whole-of-government initiative that is streamlining Commonwealth grants administration – with the Victorian State Office currently delivering a series of programs on behalf of the Department of Health and the Department of Home Affairs.

The Office acts as a first point of contact for customers interested in support through AusIndustry programs and services along with providing business intelligence for the department and maintaining a network of key stakeholders.  The Office also supports Senior Executives and Ministers’ with Ministerial reporting, logistical support and intelligence regarding activities taking place within the State.

Our ideal candidate

The Office is seeking suitable applicants that have:

  • stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
  • high-level communication ability with excellent negotiation and problem solving skills
  • demonstrated capacity to coordinate responses and manage competing/shifting deadlines and requirements
  • the ability to work in a team under limited supervision as well as being able to deliver under pressure
  • experience in government grant program design, delivery and/or management

What you will do

Project Officers assist in the development, delivery and management of public-facing government programs, in co-operation with multiple groups of internal and external stakeholders.

Specific duties may include:

  • Program delivery, including assessing eligibility and/or merit of applications for program support, in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines, and justifying recommendations with appropriate evidence
  • Providing Secretariat support to various Committee arrangements
  • Writing all forms of written reports and briefs regarding businesses and industry development
  • Engaging with different teams across the wider department and external partners as well as negotiating and managing contracts with businesses and other organisations

Some of the roles may require participating in marketing, business intelligence and ministerial briefing activities to support Ministerial and public enquiries for assistance and information.   


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

A current drivers licence is preferable but not essential.

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 ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 positions. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing 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 Samara Fitzgerald-Gelnay on 03 9268-7531 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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