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494866/AGD - Various Opportunities - Policy and Administration Officers - APS Level 4

Apply now Job no: 494866
Work type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: APS Level 4

Our Opportunities

The Attorney-General’s Department performs a vast range of functions within Government and has multiple current and anticipated vacancies available across a range of functions.

We are looking for high-performing candidates interested to further develop their skills in our policy and administration streams.

As a Policy Officer you may be expected to:

  • build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders across different levels of government to undertake a variety of activities
  • conduct research and analysis
  • draft papers and other written material
  • prepare briefs for different audiences, including our executive
  • provide policy based advice.

As an Administration Officer you may be expected to:

  • undertake research and analysis
  • prepare papers and other written material
  • build a strong understanding of the relevant legislation
  • represent the department at meetings and conferences
  • develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • provide high level of administrative support to members of the team, branch and division.

Please note – if you are interested in more than one stream, you only need to submit one application.  However, we encourage you to tailor a statement of claims for each stream you apply for. If you are successful to interview for more than one stream, you will be required to attend more than one interview.

Who are we looking for?

We seek people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working. People who work for us will display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.

The applicants we would like to attract will:

  • apply an adaptive and agile approach to their work
  • have a proven ability to deliver accurate and timely outcomes in a busy environment
  • excel at building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • value and explore innovation and diversity
  • lead and foster a respectful and positive workforce culture.

The AGD Performance Expectations provide more detail on the department’s capability expectations.

The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As an AGD employee, you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • receive a generous starting salary and work conditions
  • benefit from supportive learning and development
  • be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.


To see further information regarding our support for our employees, please see our Workplace Diversity Page.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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