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Questacon Project Facilitator, APS level 6, Questacon

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

About the team

The Operations and Projects team works within the Questacon Operations Section, which is responsible for the delivery of critical services within the organisations operational environment. The Project Facilitator will deliver projects within the Questacon capital program – including exhibitions, building and internal ICT/digital – aligning to the capital program priorities.

Our ideal candidate

The Questacon Project Facilitator, reporting to the Manager, Operations and Projects (EL1), will work within a team environment to coordinate and deliver projects within the Questacon capital program –including exhibitions, building and internal ICT/digital – aligning to the capital program priorities.

Working in a team environment, the Questacon Project Facilitator will provide strategic input for the Questacon capital program to ensure effective and efficient delivery of all project components in alignment with organisational objectives.

What you will do  

The successful candidate will have: 

  • demonstrated skills in managing complex building, exhibition and ICT programs including capability in project and change management, risk assessment, staged delivery, stakeholder management, program implementation and evaluation
  • demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders
  • the ability to effectively manage and report against financial budgets, to achieve organisational objectives
  • demonstrated staff management experience and ability to build capability and foster teamwork
  • demonstrated self-awareness, problem solving, personal drive, integrity, professionalism and a proven commitment to APS Values, Code of Conduct and WHS principles.

Completion of appropriate tertiary level of studies in project management would be an advantage.


Prior to commencing, successful applicant will be required to:

  • Undergo a ‘Working with Children’ Police Check; and
  • Obtain or hold a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

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

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This is an ongoing full time position, working Monday to Friday 37.5 hrs/week, with flexible working hours in accordance with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing APS Level 6 position. 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 Peter Larter (02) 6112 9714.

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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