APS 5 - Procurement Policy Officer


  • $73,636 - $78,873 (plus super)
  • Russell - ACT

The Role
Within the Procurement Policy function an APS5 Procurement Policy Officer is accountable under limited direction to perform and achieve complex procurement policy work within an integrated workforce. They are accountable to have and maintain a well-developed understanding of and compliance to relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

An APS5 Procurement Policy Officer will be accountable for organising their workflow and making independent decisions relating to their area of responsibility. They will interpret and provide advice within the procurement policy function based on legislation, policy and procedures.

The APS5 Procurement Policy Officer will coordinate and contribute to the work of a team consistent to a work plan and provide advice and assistance on methods of task completion to team members. They are expected to be capable of reviewing and developing the quality of work undertaken by others and identifying opportunities for on-the-job training within a work unit.

The APS5 Procurement Policy Officer will be required to engage and communicate with stakeholders to identify, respond and provide advice on issues to achieve work unit and Defence outcomes.

About our Team
Combat Management & Payload Systems (CMPS) Branch has the responsibility to manage and deliver continuous development of combat management systems and other ships payloads consistent with the Capability Managers requirements. CMPS Branch will strike timely "payload baselines" to facilitate integration of payload components into relevant shipbuilding projects, and also to upgrade the in-service fleet.

As such, CMPS Branch manages some significant contracts and is in the process of developing more complex Enterprise Contracts to manage the delivery of key products to major projects and sustainment in delivery of Navy requirements. The Contract Management Team within the Commercial Business Directorate, is responsible for providing enabling services to the Delivery Directorates of CMPS and any contract development for CMPS.

Information on Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive remuneration package that may respond to industry variations and a generous superannuation contribution (15.4%), can be sourced from the ‘Employment Agreement’.

If you require further information please email build.the.future@defence.gov.au

Our Ideal Candidate
We are seeking a candidate with significant relevant contracting and complex procurement experience. They will be accountable to ensure they have knowledge of, and compliance with, legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

The ideal candidate would have the following attributes and competencies:

  • Attention to detail;
  • Effective Communicator;
  • Contract Management;
  • Procurement;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Operates well as a member of an agile team;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Outcome focussed;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Desire to contribute to the overall success of the team; and
  • Possess a “can do” attitude.