Communications and Media Officer, APS Level 6, Australian Radioactive Waste Agency

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Communications, APS Level 6, Media Marketing

About the team

The Public Relations, Media and Community Engagement team leads the internal and external communications of the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA). The team works across the organisation to ensure stakeholder engagement is thorough and co-ordinated. They are also responsible for all communication assets of the agency and are the primary media liaison point.

Our ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will:

  • work collaboratively and bring together the engagement teams within ARWA
  • develop and deliver strategic communications, media and external stakeholder engagement programs across ARWA
  • have experience in media management, developing media materials and liaising with media and stakeholders
  • have well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to create social media and digital content and written reports and briefings
  • have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fluid environment are a must
  • have a qualification in Media, Journalism, Communication or a similar field is required.

What you will do

  • Support the development, implementation and review of ARWA community sponsorships and speaking opportunities
  • Prepare community newsletters
  • Prepare speeches and presentations
  • Prepare fact sheets and other resources
  • Implement, manage and monitor inputs of the stakeholder management tool
  • Analyse and report on trends and respond to stakeholder enquiries
  • Liaison, support and assistance for the administration of Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS)
  • Liaison, support and assistance for the administration of New Community Benefit Program (NCBP)
  • Liaison, support and assistance for the administration of Regional Consultative Committee (RCC). 


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.


This position is temporary and available for six months with a possible extension dependent upon operational requirements.

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 Jane Uptlen, Public Relations, Media and Community Engagement Manager:


P: 08 8406 4759

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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