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Grants Officer, APS Level 5, Business Grants Hub

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing, Temporary
Location: Adelaide
Categories: APS Level 5

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is responsible for the delivery of Commonwealth Grant and Incentive Programs across Government. 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.

The Business Grants Hub delivers a whole-of-government shared services initiative that contribute to streamlining Commonwealth grants administration. The Branch is responsible for establishment and management of grants in partnership with other Commonwealth departments and work closely with external agencies and internal policy partners to ensure successful delivery of outcomes across government, as well as driving improvements in program delivery and operations.

Our ideal candidate

The Business Grants Hub are seeking suitable applicants with:

  • experience in government grant program design, program delivery and/or contract management
  • high-level written and verbal communication skills
  • proven negotiation and problem solving skills
  • the ability to work in a team under limited supervision
  • the ability to deliver under pressure within tight deadlines, and achieve results
  • the ability to exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of guidelines and legislation and in the application of procedures
  • proven stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
  • strong IT and system skills (in systems such as excel and customer relationship management tools).

What you will do

Grants Officers assist in the delivery and management of public-facing government programs, in cooperation 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
  • negotiating and managing contracts with internal and external partners, across multiple programs
  • assisting with management and processing of reports and associated grant payments
  • engaging with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, to represent the work area and ensure positive customer outcomes
  • providing input to program briefing and whole of Government reporting
  • maintaining and effectively using grant management, data management, reporting and customer relationship management tools.


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. Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Positions are available in Adelaide.

A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable but not essential.

The appointment of these positions are for varying lengths, depending on need. Non-ongoing positions will be available for an initial period of 12 months with possibility of extension.

Candidates rated as suitable (but not immediately selected) placed in a merit pool for potential future employment with the department. 

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 a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.
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 Kelly Turner at

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.


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