About the team
The Office of the Special Advisor on Low Emissions Technologies supports the Australian Government's technology-led agenda to reduce emissions, and position Australia as a global low emissions technology leader.
The office has two broad functions; to establish high impact international partnerships to drive investment in Australia, and to lead strategy on low emissions technology investment.
The advertised role is responsible for low emissions technology strategy, with a focus on delivering annual Low Emissions Technology Statements, and supporting the Technology Investment Advisory Council.
Our ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will be uniquely experienced and confident working directly with senior government and private sector stakeholders (CEO level), and communicate with clear purpose. This includes demonstrated sound judgement and the ability to distil complex issues into clear advice and direction.
The ideal candidate will also have relevant climate or low emissions technology expertise, and preferably a strong understanding of energy markets, and issues affecting low carbon industry transition in Australia.
What you will do
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the 'Technology Investment Roadmap' process, including:
- delivering annual Low Emissions Technology Statements, the next of which is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2021
- providing policy and administrative support to the Technology Investment Advisory Council, which advises the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions on annual Statements
- representing the Australian Government in multilateral forums where we play a leadership role, including Mission Innovation and the Clean Energy Ministerial.
In addition to the qualities listed above, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate:
- strong strategic intelligence, and the ability to identify and manage risk and opportunity
- the ability to manage a high performing team to deliver a complex, and sometimes evolving program of work.
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
These positions require a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.
How to apply
Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.
You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Rachael de Hosson at Rachael.deHosson@industry.gov.au or on 0422 050 527 .
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 is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at Diversity@industry.gov.au for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.
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