Program Coordinator - National Compliance Programs, APS Level 6, National Measurement Institute

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Any location in Australia, Sydney
Categories: Programme Management, APS Level 6, Project Management, Science, Engineering, Technical

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the team

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is Australian Government’s peak 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.

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. The APS values exemplify personal drive and integrity, but in addition we also consider that the following values and behaviours of being, adaptable, innovative, accountable, strategic, inclusive and influential are a cornerstone of our organisation. Please consider responding to those values and behaviours as part of your application.

The Legal Metrology Branch (LMB) primary role is to administer Australia’s measurement legislation, ensuring a level playing field, for consumers, businesses and international trade.

The Programs and Governance Section within the LMB has oversight and is accountable for the delivery of a diverse range of business operational requirements, while providing corporate support to the General Manager, Legal Metrology. It is comprised of three functionally aligned units, including Program Coordination and Monitoring, a Support Officer Network, and a Media, Data and Stakeholder Engagement team.  

The opportunity

The Program Coordinator National Compliance Programs is responsible for the development of program proposals (including assessment of risk and developing intervention and mitigation strategies) for the endorsement of the Legal Metrology Branch Management Committee. Once endorsed, the Program Coordinator will develop project plans aimed at improving marketplace regulatory compliance using various contemporary compliance intervention strategies, including LMB inspection and audit activities.

In addition to program development responsibilities, the Program Coordinator is accountable for the ongoing management, analysis and reporting on multiple LMB National Compliance Programs which are run concurrently throughout the program year cycle. They seek ongoing intelligence and feedback from stakeholders relating to program efficacy, whilst monitoring expected program outcomes. They are also responsible for leveraging this data and feedback to allow for quality adjustments to the program.

Program Coordinators proactively seek out engagement opportunities with market influencers, external stakeholders, industry bodies and associations to build professional relationships and ensure successful compliance outcomes.

Our ideal candidate

The capabilities listed below describe the specific skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully perform this job role:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong productive and collaborative working relationships.
  • Well-developed skills in research, analysis, problem solving, planning, and managing competing priorities.
  • Well-developed skills to design, develop, operationalise, analyse and report outcomes throughout a program year cycle.
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage and prioritise competing tasks.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Well-developed negotiation and presentation skills for diverse audiences, and the ability to communicate with influence.
  • Sound knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly acquire a sound knowledge of, legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise tact and discretion together with demonstrated commitment to professional values including teamwork, continuous improvement, and performing effectively under high workload conditions.

Desirable role requirements:

  • Project Management qualifications and or experience
  • Experience in contemporary database interrogation, analysis and reporting software
  • Sound operational knowledge of the National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) and associated regulations.

Our department has a commitment to inclusion and diversity, with an ambition of being the best possible place to work. This reflects the importance we place on our people and on creating a workplace culture where each and every one of us is valued and respected for our contribution. Our ideal candidate adds to this culture and our workplace in their own way.

What you will do

Effectively working in an environment with a high level of complexity and sensitivity, the duties include but are not limited to:

  • Liaising with stakeholders and facilitating research and planning of program design and monitoring and delivery.
  • Undertaking risk assessment and risk management activities for compliance projects / programs, considering risks in the context of reputation, financial, fraud, conflicts of interest, safety and security.
  • Through a consultative process, developing and writing program plans, program briefs, and project plans.
  • Analysing data and reporting on data trends and program outcomes.
  • Actively monitoring and managing programs - under guidance, developing evaluation reporting for presentation to the Executive.
  • Building capability in a team environment through sharing knowledge and ideas to support continuous improvement.
  • Supporting peers in a team environment to facilitate the timely delivery of program plans and associated analysis and reporting.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, candidates must be Australian Citizens.

Positions require a Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


There are two positions available, NMI is geographically dispersed and we invite applicants from all states and territories to apply.

The department offers flexible work opportunities for many roles. Regular attendance at one of our offices is expected, although flexible or remote work arrangements may be considered. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

How to apply

Please provide a pitch and CV 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 ‘Our ideal candidate’ and ‘What you will do’ sections. Please also ensure that you address your personal alignment with NMI’s values and behaviours in the ‘About the team’ section.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

Please complete your application online and 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.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact Information

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Michael Bryan via email or on 0457 549 091.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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