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Assistant Director, Procurement and Grants Information SystemsAustralian Public Service Commission
Assistant Director, Procurement and Grants Information Systems Canberra ACT ABOUT THE BRANCH The Procurement and Discretionary Payments Branch is responsible for procurement policy development, providing advice to the Government on the procurement policy framework and developing supporting guidance for Commonwealth entities. The Branch provides technical advice to support international trade negotiations and/or obligations on government procurement. In addition, the Branch manages act of grace payments and waivers of Commonwealth debts under the PGPA Act.
The Branch is also responsible for the delivery of enhancements in information and reporting for the Strategic Procurement Branch. The Procurement and Discretionary Payments Branch consists of four teams: Procurement and Grants Information Systems Procurement and Trade Policy Discretionary Payments Section Information Capability Enhancement Section The key duties of the position include: ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The Assistant Director, Procurement and Grants Information Systems position, offers the chance to build knowledge and confidence in delivering continuous improvements to several Whole of Government platforms; including AusTender, GrantConnect and the Commonwealth Contracting Suite. Whilst the role is non-technical, you will have the opportunity to work with a range of IT specialists including user experience designers, and system developers that will support you to take your concepts and ideas through the IT development lifecycle.
You will contribute to the development of IT solutions by formulating and testing ideas and proposals with stakeholders that are aimed at improving systems that support end users when undertaking procurement and granting activities. This will require you to: document proposed changes in various formats, including mapping out user requirements in the form of process maps and mocking up user interface design concepts presenting proposed changes to working groups and stakeholders providing input into the creation of business cases participating in the development of project plans to launch improvement initiatives participating in quality testing of system changes. We are looking for people who enjoy problem solving, engaging with stakeholders, and have a passion for identifying problems and working out solutions to improve on as-is processes.
There will be opportunities to rotate through the different disciplines within the multi-disciplinary team, ranging from undertaking procurement and contract management, developing website content, analysing data and information, to working with IT developers. Allowing for a spread of knowledge and for individuals to continually contribute to the improvement of each team. Under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999 , employees must be Australian citizens to be employed in the Australian Public Service (APS) unless the Agency Head has agreed otherwise, in writing.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo the proce....