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Grants Officer, APS Level 5, Corporate and Digital Division

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Hobart, Melbourne
Categories: APS Level 5

About the team

The Business Grants Hub Branch leads the delivery of programs through the Business Grants Hub, the shared service arrangement for delivery of Commonwealth Grants. The branch is responsible for:

  • Selection, Establishment and Management of grants in partnership with other Commonwealth departments.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with policy agencies to ensure successful delivery of outcomes across government.  We drive improvements in program delivery and operations.
  • Onboarding and workforce planning for programs.
  • Establishing and maintaining constructive relationships with a range of grantees to ensure delivery of outcomes. This includes:
    • businesses
    • councils
    • not-for-profits
    • environmental groups and
    • research organisations.
  • Program reporting and governance.

The State Offices represent the Department in their jurisdiction. Each office manages the delivery of programs for partner Commonwealth agencies through the Business Grants Hub.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidates have:

  • 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
  • capacity 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. 
  • Sound understanding and experience in Microsoft Excel.

What you will do

Grants Officers assist in the delivery and management of public-facing government programs. They work in cooperation with groups of internal and external stakeholders. Specific duties may include:

  • program delivery, including assessing eligibility and/or merit of applications for program support, under relevant legislation and guidelines, and justifying recommendations with appropriate evidence
  • negotiating and managing contracts with organisations across many programs
  • managing and processing reports and associated grant payments
  • engaging with teams across the wider department, external partners and third party providers
  • 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. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Prior to applying candidates should note that positions within the Tasmania State Office are available in Hobart only.  Positions within the Business Improvement Section are available in Melbourne only.

This process is being used to fill immediate vacancies. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies for 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette. Non-ongoing vacancies will be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months, with possibility of extension.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (maximum 5000 characters, approx.750 words) 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).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding the Hobart based positions in the Tasmania State Office, please contact Sophie Jerrim on 03 6230 9923 or

For more information regarding the Melbourne based positions in the Business Improvement Section, please contact Fran Moodie on 03 9268 7547 or

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 full time/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 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 refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

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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