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Adviser, Entry-level Programs

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Barton, ACT

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Location: Barton, ACT
Application Closing Date: 09-Jun-2021


APS Level 6 ($85,320- $95,880)

Employment Type

Ongoing & Non-ongoing (for a period of up to 12 months), Flexible working arrangements will be considered

This role is being advertised as both ongoing and non-ongoing, with the employment type to be determined in negotiation with the preferred candidate and the PM&C delegate.

Where a non-ongoing specified term is offered, this would be for an initial period of up to 12 months, with possibility of extension up to a maximum period of three years.

A non-ongoing offer may result in conversion to an ongoing offer of employment, however this must occur within 12 months from the opening date of this advertisement.

The Opportunity

The Entry Level Programs (ELP) Team is seeking an innovative and forward thinking individual who can help us modernise the way we recruit, develop and retain junior APS talent. We are responsible for the end-to-end management of the PM&C Graduate Program and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) Graduate Program. This includes administration, marketing, recruitment, assessment, induction, performance, pastoral care and professional development. In addition, we participate in centralised APS entry-level programs and recruitment streams to engage graduates, trainees and apprentices with a range of cultural backgrounds, capabilities and experiences.

We work in a fast-paced, exciting and high profile environment where the work we do has a clear impact on organisational outcomes. We are a collaborative team, always seeking innovative and distinctive approaches in our programs. We like to look beyond the boundary and are not afraid to take risks and try new things.

Key responsibilities of the role is detailed below:
Manage the day-to-day delivery and administration of entry-level program initiatives including assisting in the design and planning of initiatives and events.
Support initiatives such as graduate assessment and professional development.
Update and manage policies, procedures and strategies to support the focus of People Branch and the broader Department.
Provide reasonable, practical solutions to a range of HR matters, in line with APS legislation and best practice.
Proactively identify and implement ways to improve our service offering.
Develop and manage effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including through the timely and accurate provision of advice.
Draft reports, briefs and updates for the Departmental executive.
Assist in the development and support of APS4/5 team members.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with a positive and proactive attitude who thrives on collaboration and activity. Our ideal candidate will have an interest in, knowledge of, and experience in Human Resources (HR), events management, and/or program management. An understanding of HR-related issues, legislation and APS employment frameworks is desired but not essential.

You will be able to manage multiple priorities and will be resilient, responsive, flexible and understanding. You will have the ability to navigate ambiguity, are solutions focussed, can think on your feet and are able to work under limited direction. You are creative, have excellent attention to detail and the ability to pick up new processes, systems and knowledge quickly.

You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, which will allow you to provide a high level of customer service and engage effectively with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and levels of seniority. You will also be able to understand and engage with the priorities and operating environment of the Department and the broader APS to contribute strategically.

Identified Position

This position is Identified which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This position is required to liaise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers. You will require cultural competency, including:
understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
demonstrated capability and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency


To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen.

Security Clearance Required

Baseline Vetting (Protected)

Contact Officer

Kate Boyton on (02) 6228 6454 or kate.boyton@pmc.gov.au

Please Note - This is an unclassified web based recruitment system so your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your one page pitch and resume.