Aps Level 5 Aps Level Communication And Media Officer

Australian Government Department Of Infrastructure And Regional Development

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Title: Communication and Media Officers (multiple positions) Classification(s): APS Level 5; APS Level 6 Employment Type: Ongoing/Non-Ongoing, Full Time Salary: $76,160- $94,472plus superannuation Business Division: Major Transport Infrastructure Projects Division Branch / Section: Inland Rail Stakeholder and Regional Delivery Branch, Western Sydney Airport Program & Shareholder Management Branch Location: Canberra; Dubbo; Moree; Sydney; Toowoomba; Wodonga Security Clearance: Baseline Vetting Job Reference No: 37347 Contact Officer: Roanna Dawsonon 02 6274 7234 or 0429 196 324 Roanna.Dawson@infrastructure.gov.au Closing Date: 11.59pm AEDT Sunday,5December 2021 Our Department values Our values set the direction for what it means to work in our department. They inform the standard and expectations of behaviours, skills and capabilities and the attributes we currently have, will continually work to achieve and develop, and that we use to acknowledge and attract, retain and recruit into our department. We invest in, trust and care about our people. We create a fulfilling, flexible and supportive workplace that helps our people achieve their goals. We invest in the tools, systems and training our people need to do their jobs. The department supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with cultural and linguistic diversity, and LGBTIQ people. The department is committed to achieving gender equality and, in particular, supporting women's progression into senior leadership. A little bit about us The Major Transport Infrastructure Projects Division is shaping the delivery of two of Australia's most important and highest profile infrastructure projects, Inland Rail and Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSIA). These projects are generating thousands of jobs during construction and will continue to improve people's lives through better transport connections for people, communities, businesses and markets. Our work is high profile and fast-paced. We are committed to being agile, adaptive and professional public servants. The division is home to officers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We value curious thinkers, those with growth mindsets and staff who want to make meaningful contributions. Our people provide advice to Shareholder Ministers on media and communication risks and opportunities, and perform an essential oversight role for communication practices of the Australian Rail Track Corporation and Western Sydney Airport Corporation as each organisation designs and delivers the rail and air infrastructure Australia needs to meet growing demand. The division has an embedded communication function, which works directly with operational and program staff in a collaborative manner to deliver clear, targeted and effective messages that engage the department's clients, stakeholders and the broader community. Our communication and media staff are subject matter experts for the infrastructure projects that we deliver - acting as a central point of contact for media releases, issues management, ministerial speeches, events and online communication for Inland Rail and Western Sydney Airport in conjunction with the Corporate Services Division. The opportunities we have available We are looking for highly motivated media and communication professionals to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced unit, working closely with departmental executive, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure's office and external stakeholders to develop compelling content, manage media issues, plan and deliver high impact events and lead data driven communication strategies for two of Australia's major infrastructure projects, Inland Rail and Western Sydney Airport. There are positions at the APS Level 5 and APS Level 6 available for ongoing and non-ongoing appointments up to 12 months. Note: this position requires some travel interstate and to regional areas Our division is committed to the development of our people and you will have opportunities to access learning and development that can further your career. A merit pool may be established for a period of 12 months from the date of this advertisement as a result of the selection process. What will you do and who are we looking for? You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to promote the benefits of these major infrastructure projects and influence the public narrative through proactive and response media opportunities. The role involves liaison with a range of internal and external stakeholders to gather information, develop materials, manage approvals, and provide timely advice on media and communication matters. You will contribute to the team's daily media monitoring, identify communication risks and opportunities, and develop media plans that build confidence in Inland Rail, Western Sydney Airport and the Department's oversight of these projects. Responsibilities: Prepare engaging and accurate content, tailored for different channels and target audiences. Undertake regular media monitoring and reporting. Liaison with the Minister's Office on media opportunities, events and issues. With direction, collate and draft talking points, media releases, editorials and responses to media enquiries. Support the preparation and publishing of digital media and website content. Assist with the development of collateral for information campaigns. Assist with coordination of speaking, media and event requests (for external audiences) as required including developing and or editing communication material (invites, intranet articles etc.), booking venues/rooms, taking photos and logistical support. Work cooperatively as part of a small busy team to meet changing priorities and workloads. Prepare media and communication reports to measure the impact and evaluate the success of communication campaigns for Inland Rail complementary programs Ad hoc tasks as required. Eligibility requirements Employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999 including: Citizenship: To be eligible for employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, applicants must be an Australian citizen. Only in exceptional circumstances will the department consider waiving this requirement. Health Assessment: The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the department's preferred medical provider. Security Clearance: The successful candidate must be able to obtain and/or maintain a security clearance at Baseline Vetting Level. You must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information. You must have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding five years for Baseline Vetting clearances. More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website. Qualifications: Potential candidates must have a relevant tertiary qualification, be studying a relevant tertiary qualification or have experience in the field of events, stakeholder engagement and communication. Note: this position requires some travel interstate and to regional areas How to apply Applications for this opportunity close at 11.59pm AEDT Sunday,5December 2021. In applying for this position, you are not required to address individual selection criteria. Rather, you should provide a statement of no more than one page outlining your background, capabilities and experiences, and how these align with the advertised role. You should also provide a CV, to a maximum of three pages. The capabilities and behaviours required to be successful for this role are identified in the Who are we looking for' section. Please specify which APS level position you are applying for. Your application should be received through the department's online recruitment system. Applications via Indeed will not be accepted. If you experience any issues with the system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6271 1283 or via email to recruitment@infrastructure.gov.au to discuss an alternative way to submit your application.

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Date posted
28 Nov 2021
Expiring date
27 Jan 2022
Government, Emergency & Defence
Federal Government
$90k ~ $100k
Contract type
Work type
Full Time
Job mode
Standard hours
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Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident

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