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Senior Project Officer — Closing the Gap Information Repository and Review (Affirmative Measure)

  • Executive Level 1
  • Canberra / Melbourne
  • Applications close by Sunday 14 November 2021

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We are seeking a Senior Project Officer to join our Closing the Gap team in our Melbourne or Canberra office. As Senior Project Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring all material is culturally safe, inclusive, and accessible. You will promote engagement and practices consistent with the National Agreement, as well as maintain effective and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people organisations and individuals. This role spans both streams of the Commission’s Closing the Gap work.

Successful applicants will demonstrate awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and perspectives, and the ability to work and engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals in a fair, inclusive, ongoing, and reciprocal way, cultivating an environment where all people are treated in a culturally safe and respectful manner.

Further information specific to the role is detailed in the Candidate Information Kit.

What we offer

The Commission offers a competitive salary plus generous superannuation with employer contributions of 15.4%.

We provide on-going learning and development opportunities tailored to individuals’ needs at different points of their careers.

We have a collaborative, flexible work environment and we recognise the importance of balancing work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments outside work.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from candidates with broad experiences and diverse backgrounds. The Commission strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, who would bring important strengths, capabilities and attributes to the Closing the Gap work. We also offer reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Position eligibility requirements

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

To be eligible for this role, the successful applicant must provide confirmation of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

You must be an Australian citizen or, in limited circumstances, in the process of obtaining citizenship, to be eligible for employment with the Commission.

Lodging your application

Please submit your application online by completing the application form below and attaching:

  • Your current resume with your relevant recent experience, qualifications and achievements
  • A brief covering letter that tells us a bit about you, including what drew you to apply for this role, and why you believe are suited to the role and the work of the Closing the Gap team
  • The name and contact details of two referees.

Please enter information in the required fields * and attach all relevant documentation below.

If you have any queries about the form, please contact our recruitment team by email: ctg.jobs@pc.gov.au.

A reminder that applications close on Sunday 14 November 2021.

Applicant profile

Position location * For positions advertised for both Canberra and Melbourne please nominate your preferred location:
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The following questions are used for reporting purposes. The Productivity Commission aims to ensure that fair, equitable and non–discriminatory consideration is given to each application.

Equity and diversity

Gender *
Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent? *

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

To be eligible for this role, the successful applicant must provide confirmation of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Why do we ask this question?

This question is used for reporting purposes, and because some of the vacancies on the Closing the Gap team are identified positions or affirmative measures. The Productivity Commission aims to ensure that fair, equitable and non–discriminatory consideration is given to each application.

Only staff of the Productivity Commission will be permitted access to this information. The information will be stored on secure, password-protected ICT systems and destroyed in accordance with terms detailed in the appropriate records authorities.

Information about individual participants’ Indigenous origin status will not be disclosed or published for any reason.

You can seek access to our records of this information, and ask us to correct the information we hold about you, at any time.

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A merit pool may be established for this position. If you are found suitable and placed in a merit pool, your application, assessment, and referee reports may be considered for future positions in similar roles at the Productivity Commission or within the APS.

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