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Property Officer, APS Level 6, Chief Operating Officer Group

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

The Property and Protective Security Branch is an exciting, fast-paced area that is a key enabler for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER).

The branch supports the department’s mission by providing staff with a safe, resilient and productive physical work environment.

The branch is responsible for the leasing, maintenance and ongoing property operations of more than 60 properties across Australia and numerous property related projects. The branch is also responsible for the provision and development of protective security services, education and governance, for the protection of the department’s people, information and property assets.

The Property Operations team manage a national portfolio of property leases and provide expert advice on the application of the Commonwealth Property Management Framework.

Our ideal candidate

We are seeking a talented professional to perform the role of Property Officer, Property Operations within DISER’s head office located in Industry House in Canberra.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience in property leasing and;

  • an awareness of WHS framework and policies
  • the ability to manage the delivery of these services at a range of properties including office and lab facilities
  • under broad direction, will be accountable to perform and achieve complex real property management work within an integrated workforce
  • has the ability work independently with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability for the achievement of outcomes of their work
  • will exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures
  • will provide detailed estate property, professional and policy advice in relation to complex work and
  • will contribute to strategic planning, program and project management and policy development.

What you will do

As the Property Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of property services across the portfolio. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist with the management of property leases including critical dates
  • Assist with the management of services provided under the Whole-of-Australian-Government (WOAG) arrangement for property services
  • Develop and maintain a range of internal and external stakeholder relationships and represent the branch at WHS forums and facilitate appropriate responses
  • Assist in reviewing appropriate governance structures, SOP’s and process maps
  • Provide high level assistance to the Property Leasing Manager.


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.

How to apply

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)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Fiona Thomson via email at or by phone (02) 6213 7571.

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 for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please 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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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