Full Time – $76,385 – $94,391

Canberra, ACT

  • Working across state and Federal Government
  • Work in a diverse and inclusive department
  • Competitive salary including 15.4% super

About the team

The Commercial Buildings Policy Team advances the energy efficiency of non-residential buildings through managing and updating existing regulations and developing new Government initiatives. The team undertakes policy analysis and development, prepares briefs and reports, and manages research projects. Important current areas of work include:

  • Carrying out key measures under the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings.
  • Managing, reviewing, and developing the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program. This program mandates the disclosure of energy efficiency ratings.
  • Implementing commercial buildings measures from the Climate Solutions Package and the measure Improving the Energy and Emissions Performance of Buildings.
  • Developing and implementing new energy efficiency measures. This assists to reduce costs and emissions for business.
  • Supporting the development and expansion of the National Australian Built Environment Ratings System (NABERS). We also assist in the development of the National Construction Code.

Our ideal candidates

Our ideal candidates are:

  • Creative thinkers,
  • Clear communicators and,
  • Have the ability to build strong and trusting relationships with stakeholders.  This includes federal and state government agencies and key external and internal stakeholders. 

We are looking for well organised people who can work in a complex environment. Our ideal candidates:

  • Understand and interpret technical information to inform policy advice for effective government action.
  • Are strategic and can translate and summarise technical information, with an understanding of how our approach aligns and supports the Department’s priorities.
  • Can develop and carry out engagement strategies.  Our ideal candidates consider stakeholder views and bring innovative solutions to complex policy, regulatory and technical issues.
  • Have communications or secretariat experience.  This is highly desirable as we administer large industry consultation processes.
  • Are flexible and reliable.  They will be able to communicate well in a team and enable a harmonious working environment.

Relevant experience and qualifications would be an advantage. This could take the form of relevant experience in:

  • government policy analysis and program development, or
  • building energy efficiency, such as building ratings or assessments.

Qualifications in the following disciplines would be an advantage:

  • engineering,
  • law,
  • science,
  • economics,
  • architecture,
  • urban planning or
  • environmental studies.

What you will do

We are looking to fill APS Level 5 and APS Level 6 Policy Officer roles within the team. We offer exciting and fulfilling work that makes a difference to the Department and Australia’s energy efficiency.

This team provides the opportunity to engage with a range of stakeholders on commercial buildings energy efficiency policy issues. Duties may include:

  • Managing projects, including:
  • conducting procurement processes,
  • managing contracts, and
  • engaging with stakeholders, other relevant government agencies and across the Department.
  • Providing secretariat support for large consultation processes involving a wide range of industry stakeholders.
  • Providing timely and quality advice and responses to Departmental and Ministerial requests and correspondence.
  • Coordinating briefing input across the Department and other stakeholders.
  • Researching and obtaining technical advice to inform the development of briefing or management of projects.

For further information on the role, including eligibility and how to apply, please visit our current vacancies page. Positions close on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 11:55pm (AEDT).

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