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APS4 IT Project Officer - Multiple Locations

Please note: Whilst these jobs are listed as remote, employees will be required to work in the office at one of the locations listed below.

Specialisterne Australia offers a pathway for neurodiverse individuals to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that they can bring to their organisation. We offer a workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, and patient way their skills and abilities, directly to employers.

We are excited to be working with a Federal Government partner on their Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program to attract the skills and abilities of neurodiverse people to their organisation. The program aims to build a more diverse workforce accessing new talent pools and recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. The program allows participants to develop their workplace technical and corporate skills in a supportive team environment. Our partner recognises diversity is one of the greatest assets staff bring to the workplace. By embracing individual differences our Federal Government partner supports everyone to realise their full potential in an inclusive and culturally safe work environment.

The Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program is a 12-month temporary employment

opportunity. The program has a unique structure providing participants with a

Career Development Manager to guide and support capability development and a

business manager supporting development of on-the-job technical knowledge

and skills. Participants will be actively supported and encouraged to apply for a

permanent position in future recruitment processes.

The Federal Government partner values the mutual benefits to both the incoming

candidates sourced through Specialisterne and the valuable skills and abilities

neurodiverse people can offer in their critical services.

Location of roles:

The job roles are located in various locations, Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne CBD, Newcastle or Penrith. Applicants should live within a commutable distance to any of these locations. Applicants outside of these locations but are prepared to relocate for employment through this opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you are applying from outside of these locations and would require relocating, please consider the various factors associated with relocating and Government relocation incentives. Note: there are COVID-19 social distancing restrictions in common workplaces in these locations.

Job Description

An APS4 IT Project Officer supports Project Managers with the development

and implementation of projects, including project plans, resource planning,

policies and solutions. They contribute to issue resolution and escalation,

research, status reporting, cost management, analysis activities and planning and monitoring activities.

An APS4 IT Project Officer has IT knowledge/skills in application processes,

methodologies, standards, products and frameworks and understands the agency's IT environments, infrastructure and systems including IT security and general

awareness of cloud environments.

They use a range of media types to effectively communicate with their target

audience both technical and non-technical and adopt an agile approach to

collaboration and delivery of services.

Work Level Standard

An APS Level 4 employee would generally be required to undertake tasks of

moderate complexity and work under general direction. They are accountable

for organising their workflow and making decisions within defined parameters

relating to the area of responsibility. Employees at this level may exercise

some discretion with respect to how legislation, procedures and guidelines are

interpreted and applied.

APS 4 employees provide specialist and administrative support that is

informed and directed by sound knowledge in specific areas and may

undertake some research and analysis activities. Employees may have a

public contact role and may be required to communicate with and provide

advice to a range of external stakeholders. Work may involve supervision and

leadership of a team with responsibility for coaching and training newer and

less experienced members of a small work team.

Duty Statement

  1. Apply operational and administrative policies and project management methodologies as directed, to determine the appropriate course of action to meet changing stakeholder needs, statutory requirements or technological demands

  2. Undertake project support activities including completing routine reporting, managing resources and budgets, and ensuring projects are on track to meet end user requirements

  3. Perform tasks and activities where procedures and operating standards are defined, applying prescribed project management methodologies, organisational guidelines and directions

  4. Modify activities and processes for the purposes of continuous improvement to achieve more efficient business outcomes

  5. Contribute to developing project proposals, requirements and timelines, identify, understand and escalate issues and assist with managing project progress

  6. Effectively communicate, collaborate and negotiate with team members, business areas and stakeholders

Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (includes Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (includes ADD)

  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to the Federal Government’s background checks

  • All candidates must be able to undergo a police check, and some will require a government clearance.

  • Must be able to participate in the Specialisterne Workshop and Assessment Centre process

What you should have

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Ability to think critically and have solid problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work on tasks autonomously and seek assistance when required

  • Effective time-management skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective attention to detail

  • Positive attitude towards learning new technologies and products

  • Experience in administratively supporting the delivery of IT projects including completion of reporting and governance activities

What is nice to have

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or have relatable real-world experience in same or similar fields.

  • Have practical and experience contributing to issue resolution and escalation, research, status reporting, cost management, analysis activities and planning and monitoring activities

  • Knowledge of or interest in application processes, methodologies, standards, products and frameworks

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