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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Position Level: 
APS Level 4, APS Level 5
$68,495 - $80,851
Various locations in WA - WA; Halls Creek - WA; Dampier Peninsula - WA
Job type: 
Closing date: 
26 June 2019
To event remaining 5 days


The Opportunity

As the key government contact within a local area, Indigenous Engagement Officers (Advisers) generally live within an Indigenous community and work closely with community members and stakeholders.

The main feature of the Regional Network going forward will be a focus on maximising the social and economic impact of policies and programs. Indigenous Engagement Officers (Advisers) will play a key leadership role in working with a wide range of community, private sector and government stakeholders to develop and implement place-based solutions that address local issues.

The role builds on opportunities for collaboration and joint problem solving and seeks to establish a more integrated approach to service delivery within a local region. In order to be effective the role must build productive relationships within the community as well as across PM&C, other Commonwealth, state and local governments, the private sector and service providers.

The role maintains a detailed understanding of the range of investment, including through government programs and services, in communities within a local region. There will be an emphasis on developing capability in Indigenous communities, in their governance arrangements, and in the capacity of people to lead change.

Opportunities will be developed in a co-design framework, where the local community has a meaningful voice in determining the priorities for action, including timeframes.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be results-oriented and possess strong engagement and communication skills. You will have experience in social and/or economic development and have an understanding of working in place in the local region.

You will also understand the life cycle of development and possess the ability to inform and build capacity in community about impact-based approaches and evidence. You will be able to maintain a strong understanding of local community needs and of the services provided locally by government, non-government organisations and other investments.

You will be expected to work responsively and in partnership with communities, other government agencies and service providers to broker solutions that are tailored to local needs. You will have the ability to negotiate project goals and performance outcomes that target community needs and will monitor the performance of service providers and discuss and resolve local, on ground issues associated with delivery of quality services.

You will be flexible, possess good judgement and political nous. You will know how to identify risk and be able to manage and escalate issues. You will be expected to uphold the APS Values and Code of Conduct and know what it means to be an APS employee.

What We Offer

• A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.
• Exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development and networking opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.
• The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.


To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing for upto 12 months

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

For more information: 
Andrew Boyle
(08) 9138 7811
Position number: 
Vacancy N.N. 10752671