Various Roles - Policy and Stakeholders Group (APS6) Temporary Employment Register

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Tenure: Non-ongoing
Location: Flexible Location
Categories: Economics, Statistic, Evaluation, Audit, International, Legal, Policy, Program Management/Maintenance, Research, Science, Engineering, Technical, Project Management / Project Officer
Division: Policy and Corporate Div
Business Group: Policy & Stakeholders Gp
Section: Internat Policy & Coop

IP Australia

IP Australia is a unique and innovative Australian Government Agency that works with Australians to help them protect their inventions, brands, designs, and plant varieties through the administration of patents, trade marks, designs, and plant breeder’s rights: their Intellectual Property (IP). We have a strong sense of purpose, ensuring Australians benefit from great ideas.

The Group

The Policy and Stakeholders Group (PSG) is IP Australia's lead on government engagement with intellectual property (IP) matters. PSG covers a broad range of areas, including domestic and international policy, trade agreements, stakeholder engagement, economic research and management of the organisation’s data.

The Role

The Various Roles – Policy and Stakeholders Group (APS6) Temporary Employment Register will be used to fill various short-term employment opportunities (18 months with the possibility of extension) for temporary and casual vacancies in PSG within the next 12 months.

The roles will vary depending on section responsibilities and opportunities as they arise, however APS 6 duties within PSG often include:

  • Researching, coordinating and providing advice and analysis on major and emerging IP issues;
  • Preparing briefing, correspondence and policy advice for IP Australia's Executive and Ministers;
  • Assisting with IP Australia's engagement in the negotiation of international and trade agreements;
  • Representing IP Australia at external meetings with other government departments and agencies;
  • Participating in consultations with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Analysing data to answer business questions, developing dashboards and/or transforming and combining data;
  • Demonstrating attitudes and behaviours responsive to workplace change (including participates in and encourages others to participate in change and contribute to successful outcomes);
  • Improving organisational performance through effective engagement with and management of risk within relevant sphere of influence;
  • Establishing clear expectations and creates an environment to achieve stated goals and objectives, takes ownership and honours commitments;
  • Conducting and deliver sophisticated economic/statistical analysis;
  • Providing considered economic advice on complex policy issues and communicate analytical findings to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Data analysis, including independently building, querying, testing and validating datasets and providing data extracts and analysis to inform decision makers;
  • Documenting data processes, data dictionaries, data applications; and
  • Maintaining an understanding of their/worker responsibilities under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and a commitment to promoting a healthy and safe workplace.

The Person

We are looking for someone who demonstrates the following:

  • Self-motivation, with a track record of taking responsibility and delivering results.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-developed research, analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and manage relationships and workloads.
  • Able to meet/develop the capabilities defined in the IP Australia Capability Framework relevant to APS6 level

A security clearance (Baseline vetting) or ability to obtain this clearance may be required for some roles. Knowledge of the Australian IP system would be an advantage for some roles but is not essential.

Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with relevant experience.

Further information can be found in the position profile below:

Download File Position profile - PSG Temporary Employment Register.pdf

As part of the application process you are asked to:

  • Frame your response(s) around the job-specific duties and job-specific capabilities of the position as detailed in the position profile, and provide:
  1. An explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience would contribute to the work of the relevant section/s (response limited to 250 words)
  2. Details of no more than two (2) professional achievements, within the last 5 years, that demonstrate your suitability as an APS 6 officer in PSG (response limited to 250 words)

Applications must be submitted through IP Australia’s online recruitment system.

**Please note: you MUST be an Australian Citizen to be engaged in the APS and to meet IP Australia’s security clearance requirements.

Note that selection may be based on application only and interviews may not be undertaken. If interviews are undertaken, they may occur at any time during 2021, as vacancies arise.

You can withdraw your application at any time if you are no longer available to work for us.

For further information about this job please contact Paul Gardner on (02) 6283 2145


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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