GAZ - APS6 - ACT - Contract Administrator, Logistics

Who can apply:
Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.

About the Department of Home Affairs:
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The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.

The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General's Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Overview of the Section:

The Enforcement Technologies and Logistics Section (ET&L) provides sustainment support for enforcement technologies used by the Australian Border Force (ABF), including maintenance and technical training. These technologies enable the detection and presumptive identification of prohibited and restricted goods and include x-ray, trace detection, substance identification and radiological technologies. The section also manages the outsourced provision of sea cargo logistics at ABF Container Examination Facilities and provides a radiation safety management function for facilities, equipment in support of ABF operations.

About the role:

Would you like to be part of dynamic team that supports the ABF to identify prohibited and restricted goods at Australia’s air and sea ports?

If this sounds like you, Enforcement Technologies & Logistics is seeking a high performing candidate that reports to the Contract Manager to provide contracted service provisions at Container Examination Facilities.

Our ideal candidate:

The Department is looking for people who enjoy working in a rapidly evolving and forward thinking environment. With a focus on innovation and progression, our ideal candidate will help to maintain and further develop our innovative processes. Whilst working in Enforcement Technologies & Logistics you will be exposed to cutting edge technology as well as training resources that can fast track your professional development, allowing you to excel within and outside of the Department. The successful candidate will be self-driven and seek to directly influence the key outcomes of the organisation.

Specific duties/responsibilities:

The Contract Administrator - Logistics is responsible for managing strategic contracted arrangements to ensure the best outcomes for the Department are achieved. The position holder will lead and contribute to regular contract management meetings, manage contract risks and issues, build close stakeholder relationships, and provide executive briefs. The position holder will also be responsible for:

  • Comprehensive management, administration, and modification of strategic, complex and simple contracts using a structured performance management framework
  • Developing effective stakeholder relationships with end users and service providers
  • Working with clients to resolve escalated, sensitive or difficult issues
  • Evaluating and continuously improve the technologies sustainment program and contract management methodologies
  • Building strong working relationships with business stakeholders, end users and service providers.

Role requirements/qualifications:
The role occupant will possess extensive experience in contract management activities and hold a Certificate IV or Diploma in Government (Procurement & Contracts).

  • Knowledge and experience in risk management is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience in financial management is desirable.

Applicant response:

As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section. Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

Please prepare a one-page Applicant Response in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
  • why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role .

How to apply:
You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs’ online recruitment system (ourPeople). Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification.

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Details of two referees
  • Your Applicant Response document that details how your skills, knowledge and qualifications make you the best person for the role.


To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

Be an Australian Citizen

Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process

Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance

Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance

Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.



The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the department’s website at If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to recruitment at A response will be sent during business hours. If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment: