Various Project, Policy and Engagement opportunities, APS Level 4 / 5 / 6, Anti-Dumping Commission

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Policy, Communications, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Administration, Project Management

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

We are Australia’s international trade remedies authority - the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission). The Commission is responsible for undertaking investigations into allegations of unfair trade practices involving goods entering Australia and administering Australia’s anti-dumping legislation. These investigations seek to deliver a level playing field for industry. Professionalism, excellence and independence underpins the Commission’s world-class reputation.

The Commission is a connected team of professionals with investigative, accounting, auditing, business, legal, economic and international trade skills and experience. We are committed to a positive workplace culture. We encourage and support flexible working arrangements. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage staff to be their authentic self. Our goal is for staff to reach their full potential through engaging work, career growth opportunities, and options for studies assistance, training and an internal mentoring program. The Commission is part of the Industry, Science, and Resources portfolio.

The opportunity

The Commission’s Strategy and Legal Branch (SLB) is responsible for providing critical advisory and strategic support to the Commission, to enable the efficient and effective conduct of investigations case work. SLB currently delivers operational policy development and implementation; domestic and international stakeholder engagement; project management and delivery; capability and business improvement; corporate services; and domestic and international legal advisory functions.

Within SLB, there are opportunities in different teams. Applicants may apply generally, or provide a pitch for a specific area of interest. The role descriptions cover the primary work in all teams. 

Operational Policy and Practice Taskforce

The Operational Policy and Practice Taskforce (the Taskforce) is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team. The Taskforce is responsible for facilitating, coordinating and addressing current and emerging issues identified through the continued implementation of improvement and reform initiatives.

Performance and Capability

The Performance and Capability (PAC) team supports strategic, performance and people related projects, organisational improvement and change management initiatives. PAC supports recruitment, training and capability development, continuous improvement and business reporting. 

Outreach and Engagement

The Outreach & Engagement (O&E) team is responsible for managing the Commission’s international, domestic and inter-government agency relationships. Working closely with commission’s Executive Team, O&E provides high quality briefings, support and advice on a broad range of information and guidance on anti-dumping matters. It also consults with stakeholders to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration of Australia’s anti-dumping system. O&E is responsible for customer support, implementation of trade remedy measures, maintenance of the website, and parliamentary requests including senate estimates preparation and reporting.

Our ideal candidate

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team of passionate and committed professionals. Our ideal candidate has a collaborative, respectful and inclusive manner, demonstrating a strong work ethic and the highest standards of integrity. They will support strategic, policy, projects, organisational improvement and change management initiatives.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a range of the following attributes:

  • Demonstrates resilience and professionalism while undertaking work within tight timeframes.
  • Acquires technical knowledge and understanding without losing sight of the ‘bigger picture’.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess a high attention to detail, and strong organisational skills.
  • Has the ability to develop and maintain relationships, work collaboratively and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed research, analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong adaptability, initiative, sound judgement and decision-making capabilities.
  • Knowledge of, or capacity to quickly acquire knowledge of, Australia’s anti-dumping system and related World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements.
  • High standards of professional and personal integrity consistent with APS Values, APS Code of Conduct and uphold the Commission’s values of professionalism, independence, impartiality, honesty, respect, excellence and operating innovatively.
  • Has the ability to work across many priorities with minimal direction, including under tight deadlines (APS 6 only).

Operational Policy and Practice Taskforce

  • Experience in briefing and policy development and/or government program/project implementation.

Performance and Capability

  • An ability to support various work programs and business projects relating to capability, business performance and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Experience contributing to the development of team objectives for short-term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives.

Outreach and Engagement

  • Previous experience preparing high-quality meeting and background briefs preferred.
  • Have experience working with data and reporting (preferred not essential).

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

Opportunities are available at the APS 4, 5 and 6 level. We encourage applicants to apply for multiple levels. Applicants interested in being considered for multiple levels, must indicate which APS level as part of their application.

As a Senior Project and Policy Officer (APS 6), your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the planning and implementation of wider ADC policies, strategic projects and objectives.
  • Developing, managing and delivering projects, including plans, evaluation reporting.
  • Managing multiple tasks and the timely completion of projects, including procurement and contract management.
  • Providing advice and technical expertise in specific areas of policy or project management.
  • Developing and delivering briefs, presentation, business cases, reports and ministerial correspondence.
  • Interpreting, drafting, and advising on complex policy and procedural directions.
  • Evaluating and assessing organisational performance to improve performance, deliver better ways of working and a positive staff experience; supporting learning and capability development programs.
  • Liaising with other sections, external agencies and external stakeholders and facilitating cross-agency or multi-agency planning of program/project delivery.

As a Senior Engagement Officer (APS 6) your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Support the implementation of the Commission’s stakeholder activities including the Commissioner’s outreach and engagements.
  • Support the Commission to meet mandatory domestic and international reporting requirements.
  • Build and maintain networks with other government agencies, industry and international stakeholders in line with APS values.

As a Project and Policy Officer (APS 5), your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting, drafting and advising on moderately complex policy and procedural directions.
  • Undertaking or contributing to moderately complex internal projects under direction.
  • Building and sustaining positive and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analysing, interpreting and evaluating information/data from a broad range of sources to inform future policy/project direction.
  • Performing research work and analysis including contribution to the preparation of policy advice or project management activities.
  • Supporting learning and capability development programs.
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefs, presentation, business cases, reports and ministerial correspondence.

As an Engagement Officer (APS 5), your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative and secretariat support for the International Trade Remedies Forum (ITRF), ITRF sub-committees, and any other fora or events as directed.
  • Contributing to briefings for the Commission’s Executive, identifying risks and areas of interest for stakeholders.
  • Collating updates and feedback from stakeholders on emerging issues and risks.
  • Taking initiative to follow-through and complete tasks and projects.
  • Anticipating and responding to stakeholder needs and expectations.

As a Project Support Officer (APS 4), your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing general project and administration support.
  • Updating and collating documentation and records regarding relevant issues, policies and practices to ensure the delivery of projects complies with agreed project management methodology.
  • Undertaking basic research and analysis in assigned project areas and contribute to the preparation of project briefs to support informed decision making and planning.
  • Assisting the project team to complete tasks and implement project plans to ensure agreed outcomes are achieved.
  • Providing a range of secretariat and administrative services, including coordinating committee meetings and preparing papers, to support project management delivery.


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.


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.

The department does currently offer flexible work opportunities for many roles. These vacancies are Melbourne based, although flexible or remote work arrangements may be considered. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

How to apply

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 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 key duties listed above.

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 the Anti-Dumping Commission’s Performance and Capability team on

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