APS6 Departmental Officer

Effective People Pty Ltd

Are you an experienced APS6 officer with strong policy and project management skills, flexible and agile in a high demand environment? Apply now!

Effective People are recruiting for an APS6 Departmental Officer with Department of Health.
If you are still looking for work, the role requires ASAP start for 6 - 12 months.
BASELINE security clearance required/current police check

You may work in the COVID or the Bushfire mental health response team, as background, the Prime Minister and Health Minister announced a $76 million package on 12 January to provide distress counselling and mental health support for individuals, families and communities affected by bushfires.

Further Information about the response including fact sheets are available at https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/emergency-health-management/bushfire-information-and-support/australian-government-mental-health-response-to-bushfire-trauma.

The team is involved in communicating the progress of the package to various audiences and problem solving on implementation issues. Drought and floods has been added to the initial bushfire portfolio.

Main duties/ essentials:
  • Policy & project management
  • Writing briefings and correspondence
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Contract management and other tasks as required
  • Experienced APS employee who is motivated and proactive
  • Good analytical thinking skills
  • Takes ownership for getting work done (someone who can hit the ground running)
  • Can work autonomously and as part of a team (a flexible person who can work across different areas and pick up a new body of work as required)
There could be more opportunities to work across other areas of the branch.
Understanding of the Health sector is desirable but not essential.

BASELINE security clearance required/current police check