On 31 October 2013, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, announced interim recruiting arrangements for the Australian Public Service.
As a result of these arrangements only current ongoing APS employees are eligible to apply for the following vacancies.
Further information regarding the interim arrangements is available on the APSC website.
- ARC Recruitment Information for applicants - PDF Format (500KB) - Word Format (279KB) - To be read by all applicants before forwarding their application
- ARC Job application cover form - PDF Format (226KB) - Word Format (124KB) - To be completed by all applicants before forwarding their application
- Referee's Report - Proforma document - PDF Format (351KB) - Word Format (266KB)
- ARC Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014 - PDF Format (804KB) - Word Format (415KB)
- Cracking the Code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service
- Information for Indigenous Australian applicants
Applications for advertised vacancies should be sent to:
Email: recruitment[@]arc.gov.au (preferred)
Australian Research Council
GPO Box 2702
Canberra ACT 2601
Position: Project Officers
Classification: APS 5
Employment Status: Ongoing and Non-Ongoing – up to 12 Months
Position Contact: Ms Liz Visher
Apply Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
About the Opportunity
These positions are part of the team that supports the NCGP administration function of the ARC. The environment is characterised by peak workloads and requires flexibility in the deployment of staff resources to meet tight deadlines.
The occupant of the positions will assist the Assistant Director to manage ARC grants.
- assisting the Assistant Director with supervising and mentoring staff when required;
- liaising cooperatively with other business units within the organisation and with external stakeholders, most notably research offices within higher education and other institutions;
- contributing to planning and monitoring for effective operational performance;
- research and analysis;
- preparing reports, briefings and correspondence; and
- contributing to identifying and implementing business requirements for IT systems as they relate to the administration of research grants (from a business user perspective).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and to supervise and mentor staff as required.
- Ability to manage programs or experience in project management.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people across an organisation.
- Demonstrated organisational skills.
- Possess strong liaison skills, as well as high-level oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to analyse issues, analyse data, undertake research, and draft policy advice.
- Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
- Well-developed IT skills, particularly in word processing, spreadsheets and database manipulation.
- Knowledge of policy issues in research and research training, including the role of the ARC.
ARC Corporate Policies and Commitment Statements
- Public Interest Discolsure (PID)
- Commitment Statement – ARC Workplace Diversity Plan - PDF Format (643KB) - Word Format (2.8MB)
- Agency Multicultural Plan (AMP) - PDF Format (947KB) - Word Format (7MB)
- Staff Misconduct Policy and Guidelines - PDF Format (661KB) - Word Format (4.41MB)