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Important Message

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.

Current Vacancies

Supporting Documents

Applications for advertised vacancies should be sent to:

Email: (preferred)

Recruitment Officer
Australian Research Council
GPO Box 2702
Canberra ACT 2601


**Please Note that these opportunities are only available to current ongoing Australian Public Service employees**

Position: Project Officers
Classification: APS 5
Employment Status: Ongoing and Non-Ongoing – up to 12 Months
Position Contact: Ms Liz Visher
Apply Address:   
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.
Duties include:

  • 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.

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