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Senior Procurement and Financial Policy Advisor, APS Level 6, Finance Group

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

About the team

The Financial Frameworks Team within the Financial Services Branch is responsible for providing expert advice on the financial framework, including Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act and Rules, Accountable Authority Instructions and Departmental Delegations and procurement and grants reporting. This includes the establishment and maintenance of an adequate assurance framework and continuous business improvement functions.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

  • A sound understanding of the policies of the Australian Government, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act, in particular the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and procurement connected policies.
  • Ability to organise work, sets priorities and completes tasks within set timeframes. Successfully manages competing priorities and changing timeframes.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment, drive and initiative, with the ability to work independently and inter-dependently.
  • Expertise in written and verbal communication, and able to modify messages to diverse audiences.
  • Provides accurate, timely, consistent and appropriate services to clients to a high standard, and understands and anticipates the expectations of clients.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed skills in communication, analysis and problem solving.
  • Successfully competing priorities and changing timeframes.

What you will do

This role is responsible for assisting management for the provision of professional, accurate and strategic procurement and financial policy advice to the department in accordance with the Corporate Services Network Charter and Service Offers.

You will:

  • provide strategic procurement policy advice to departmental officials and financial policy advice
  • supervise staff, supported by an adequate performance review framework (including My Plan)
  • assist in the management of procurement activities and grants reporting
  • undertake related reporting including Indigenous Procurement Policy, the Annual Procurement Plan, consultancy data for the Annual Report, Minchin Order, Murray Order and Compliance Reporting
  • assist with preparation of related briefing material and reporting for the senior executive cohort as required
  • provide key input into Whole of Government policy development and implementation
  • identify and implement continuous improvement strategies including the ongoing development and maintenance of systems, user templates, relevant guidance materials, supporting tools and adequate reporting mechanisms
  • promote and exhibit behaviours consistent with the APS Values, General Duties of Officials and accountability framework
  • develop and manage a range of stakeholder relationships
  • assist with implementation of changes to the Financial Framework
  • assist with the maintenance of Accountable Authority Instructions, Departmental Policies relating to procurement, financial framework and Financial Delegations where required
  • assist with the development and delivery of training on procurement and financial framework
  • assist with the delivery of the department’s Financial Framework Accreditation.


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 a current non-ongoing APS Level 6 vacancy. This non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term of 6 months with the possibility of extension.

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 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 Kiley Hamad, Manager Financial Frameworks via or on (02) 6213 6057.

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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