Senior Program Officer - Mobile Black Spot Program
The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Canberra, ACT, AU
2d ago

A little bit about us

The Department is responsible for the Australian Government's policies and programs for infrastructure, transport, regional development, communications and the arts.

We are at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to connect our communities, secure the nation’s economic future, improve living standards, provide access to high quality communication services and ensure all Australians can enjoy diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

The Regional Communications Branch provides strategic policy advice on regional and remote communications including the delivery of mobile, broadband and satellite services across Australia.

The branch also administers a range of regional infrastructure programs, including the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program (the Program), the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) which is a component of the $220 million Stronger Regional Digital Connectivity Package and the Mobile Network Hardening Program (MNHP).

The opportunity we have available

The role involves working in a small team in a fast-paced environment focusing on the delivery of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

The team is responsible for delivering the first five rounds of the Program and the development and implementation of Round 5A that is due to commence later this year.

You will have the opportunity to develop internal and external stakeholder partnerships, gain exposure to the allocation and approval of funding, project governance and the opportunity to work on a wide range of program management and delivery activities.

What will you do?

In this role you will be required to perform duties in accordance with the APS Values and Code of Conduct. You will be required to :

  • Draft ministerial correspondence through the Parliamentary Document Management System (PDMS) in accordance with Ministerial and departmental requirements.
  • Coordinate and draft responses to correspondence received through a public mailbox, and ensure responses are prioritised and actioned in a timely manner.
  • Provide input into ad hoc departmental and ministerial media and briefing requests.
  • Produce written communication that is clear, concise and is readily understood by the intended audience. This may include providing written daily updates on site activations and drafting meeting minutes through regular stakeholder meetings.
  • Develop and build relationships and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders and influence them to achieve agreed outcomes.
  • Produce and evaluate reports using excel databases and mapping applications such as, Google Earth and Spectrum Spatial Analyst.
  • Contribute to the development of team objectives for short-term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives.
  • Demonstrate strong coordination and organisational skills with a focus on program development, implementation and contract management.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills including the ability to problem solve, assess organisational impacts, risks and benefits.
  • Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for a candidate who has excellent judgement, is highly motivated, flexible to changing priorities, resilient and can work autonomously under limited guidance.

    You should be adept at building productive relationships in a high profile, complex and fast-paced environment and have the ability to drive, manage and coordinate the work agenda.

    In order to be successful, you will need to demonstrate that you possess the following skills :

  • Delivery of outcomes through program management.
  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate leadership within the section.
  • A commitment to the provision of high-quality service standards and delivery.
  • Eligibility requirements

    Employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999 including :

  • Citizenship : To be eligible for employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications applicants must be an Australian citizen.
  • Only in exceptional circumstances will the department consider waiving this requirement.

  • Health Assessment : The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the department’s preferred medical provider.
  • Security Clearance : The successful candidate must be able to obtain and / or maintain a security clearance at Baseline Vetting Level.
  • You must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information. You must have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding five years for Baseline Vetting clearances.

    More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website.

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