Communications and Media Officer, APS Level 5, National Measurement Institute

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Any location in Australia
Categories: Communications, National Measurement Institute, APS Level 5, Media Marketing

About the team

We are the Australian Government’s national authority on measurement. We play an important role in the Australian economy by leading, maintaining and regulating Australia’s measurement system. We deliver world-class measurement products, advice and client services and administer the regulatory framework for measurement. Our national measurement standards are recognised internationally and we work to enhance and maintain these standards.

We value the different skills, knowledge and perspectives our employees bring. We’re committed to giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate, contribute and progress. Our values and behaviours centre around being Adaptable, Innovative, Accountable, Strategic, Inclusive and Influential.

The Strategy and Operations (S&O) Branch provides leadership to the enabling functions within the National Measurement Institute’s (NMI). This covers areas such as:

  • stakeholder engagement and communications,
  • ministerial and government relations,
  • policy development,
  • workforce capability,
  • change management,
  • international relations, and
  • work health and safety.

Communication of the impact and significance of NMI’s work to internal and external stakeholders is a critical aspect of S&O’s responsibilities.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Independence and professional judgement.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Being an adaptable, inclusive and accountable team player.
  • Highly developed writing skills for a range of channels.
  • Experience in developing and implementing modern/ contemporary communication strategies in line with APS expectations for government business and regulatory operations.
  • Strong organisational ability.

What you will do

You will be part of a team maximising the visibility and understanding of NMI’s role and work across the full stakeholder landscape, and creating a sense of connection with NMI. You will report to the Assistant Manager, Communications & Media and work with both the Strategic Engagement & Communications and the Ministerial, Policy & Media teams. You will liaise with stakeholders such as the Corporate Communications team, other departmental stakeholders, Minister’s Offices and the media

You will be required to:  

  • proactively identify communication opportunities for NMI
  • engage effectively with program and client areas to encourage collaboration in the development of key messaging and external communications content
  • assist with the creation of professional material, building on specialist input from NMI technical experts and the department’s Corporate Communications team, for a range of channels including videos, web content, factsheets, branded materials for public-facing work, internal communications and social media
  • contribute to the preparation of media products that influence and inform government, Ministers, and the general public about NMI’s role and achievements (including media releases), and for Minister’s visits / events
  • ensure integrity through accuracy and consistency of messaging, responsiveness, timeliness and quality output
  • undertake effective planning and evaluation of communication activities against objectives for key initiatives and projects.


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


This job is being used to fill an immediate vacancy. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing or non-ongoing APS5 level vacancies should they become available within 18 months from the date of advertising.

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).

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 this opportunity, please contact Kylie Kluger ( or Cheryl Lim (

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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