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EL1/APS6 Strategic Policy Officer- Federal Gov't

The Role

This is a 12-month contract role with 2 options for extension for a period of 12-months each, located in ACT.

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced candidate for an EL1 or APS6 level Strategic Policy Officers to identify and write policy submissions at all levels of Government, including cabinet and ministerial levels in relation to significant change and business improvements across the entire portfolio given the implementation of the new 'R' Series Passport and extensive assistance and implementation of technologies to assist the Australian Government in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Policy Officers will formulate policy advice and interpret existing Australian and International Government's policy and legislation. They will be required to liaise with internal and external stakeholders across government and industry to capture relevant information and provide policy advice where applicable. The Policy Officers will be required to provide accurate and persuasive advice, underpinned by analysis, contextual awareness and stakeholder consultation.


The duties of the Strategic Policy Officer will include:

  • Lead identification and research of policy issues
  • Undertake analysis and modelling of policy issues using a variety of techniques and tools such as impact modelling to inform development and recommendation of policy solutions
  • Engage and collaborate with a range of policy stakeholders
  • Facilitate and lead cross-Business Unit planning to support policy development and implementation
  • Review existing policy and develop new policy to align with Government priorities
  • Monitor implementation of existing programmes/policies and initiate reviews and/or evaluation as to inform future policy development


The Policy Officer job role is broad and covers a range of duties and activities across the policy lifecycle. The Policy Officers will have experience across the following role profile:

  • Advanced and persuasive written and verbal communication skills
  • Comprehensive research, interpretation and critical analysis skills
  • Ability to successfully coordinate, advocate and negotiate
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong and broad stakeholder relationships
  • Deep understanding of, and ability to apply environmental context, data and legislation

Applicants also must be able to establish their background as checkable to be considered eligible for a security clearance. This includes:

  • hold Australian citizenship
  • be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police check
  • be willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance to the level applicable to the position.


For a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

Rachael Musgrave

Ref No: RM20595
Phone: (07) 3231 1207

Please send your CV in Microsoft Word format.

Applications close 16th November 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.