Policy Officer - EL2

Location Queensland


Calling all creative, innovative and strategic thinkers. If you are interested in working in a challenging and fast paced environment on a variety of complex policy issues, we have a number of EL2 opportunities available. We are looking for applications from experienced professionals who are excited by the opportunity to work for a central policy agency, Department of Home Affairs, where you have the ability to influence domestic and international policy.

Our roles span national security, counter terrorism, countering violent extremism, social cohesion and lots more. We are seeking to fill immediate vacancies across a range of policy functions in Canberra (ACT) as well as further expected vacancies in the next six to 12 months. Your agenda will cover everything in Policy from national security, counterterrorism, cyber security, countering violent extremism, law enforcement, and transnational, serious and organised crime to immigration, citizenship and social cohesion, travellers, customs, trade, international cooperation and engagement, strategic and capability planning, transport security, emergency management and disaster mitigation, and critical infrastructure.

Take the next step in your career working on some of the biggest, most important and challenging policy work. You will be at the forefront of complex national policy initiatives and whole-of-government strategic policy development to ensure a secure Australia. WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR You enjoy working in a challenging and fast-paced environment on a variety of complex policy issues.

The chance to apply innovative thinking to develop alternative solutions excites you. You are passionate about seeing your work positively contribute to ensure a secure Australia that is prosperous, open and united. You pride yourself on having highly developed written communication skills, and your ability to engage with both internal and external stakeholders.

You will need to be agile to adapt to new and changing priorities. Ideally, you will have sound subject matter expertise in the relevant policy domain. You can think outside the box and are a bold problem solver.

You demonstrate analytical thinking and evidence based decision-making, are politically astute, and have the ability to understand and operate within the current environment. You have the resilience to maintain and meet performance standards in a changing and dynamic environment. You have strong leadership and managerial skills.

Our policy teams are often small but agile, effective and connected. You will contribute to this by taking your team on a journey where they will grow, develop and learn. This is a chance to test your strategic policy, resilience and problem solving skills in a central policy agency.

If you think you have what it takes and are up for the challenge, apply now. HOW TO APPLY As part of your application, you will be required to: • submit a current CV • prepare a short response • complete an on line questionnaire pri.

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$114,357 to $133,245


12 Oct 2018


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