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Project Officer, Property & Construction Division (Various Opportunities)

Australian Government
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Department of Finance Project Officer, Property & Construction Division (Various Opportunities) Canberra ACT ABOUT THE DIVISION Property and Construction Division offers a range of dynamic roles that will allow you to play a central strategic and operational role related to Commonwealth property, which is a critical enabler supporting agencies to deliver on the Government’s priorities. The work of the Division is broad and provides rewarding and engaging career opportunities for motivated people who are looking to work in a positive, dynamic, flexible and results-oriented environment. The Division offers a unique opportunity to work on tangible outcomes in close collaboration with private sector delivery partners. Specifically, the Division: Works across Government and the private sector to provide policy, regulatory and commercial analysis, advice and guidance to support value for money decisions on property-related policy issues and management, including through the use of strong data and analytical capability; Manages the Whole-of-Australian-Government Coordinated Procurement Arrangements for property-related services including leasing and facilities management; Maximises value for money from the Commonwealth’s significant leased footprint through the Commonwealth Leasing Strategy; Delivers major capital works and land remediation projects for Government; Manages an extensive property portfolio, including divesting surplus properties; Builds and maintains constructive relationships across governments, the private sector and academia on property issues and opportunities; and Administration of the Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and the Public Works Committee Act 1969. The key duties of the position include: ABOUT THE ROLES We are looking to fill a range of exciting roles at all levels to support various functions across the Property and Construction Division. Property Projects To be successful in this role, you would work as part of a team responsible for whole of lifecycle strategic property asset management and related advice to Australian Government agencies. This may include management of Finance’s national property portfolio of critical infrastructure, in conjunction with commercial Property Service Provider (PSP) and partner tenant agencies; asset creation through acquisitions and major capital works planning and delivery as requested by Government; and divestment of property consistent with the Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy. Roles for management of the Finance’s property portfolio involve: strategic asset management planning and delivery; contract and vendor management, management of relevant building compliance including heritage aspects; management of remediation projects; and the provision of proactive stakeholder and issues management, all in close partnership with commercial PSPs. Roles for major capital projects involve the development of business cases for future projects, including in close collaboration with partner agencies, engaging with public and private sector partners as part of planning and delivery phases, project and contract management and stakeholder engagement. Depending on the role, to be successful you would be able to demonstrate claims against one (or more) of the following specific skills or experience: Contract or vendor management skills and experience; or Property related project or program management skills and experience. Further to the above: Experience in construction, major capital works, facilities management activities or large-scale projects would be an advantage. Qualifications or experience in property development, management and/or decision-making would also be beneficial. A working knowledge of corporate and public sector governance frameworks, including the Budget process, PGPA Act and Commonwealth procurement framework, and ability to quickly develop knowledge of the Commonwealth property management framework. Whole of Government (WoG) Property Services To be successful in this role, you would work as part of a team responsible for the WoG Property Services Coordinated Procurement Arrangements with private sector Property Service Providers (PSPs) that cover leasing services and facilities management services for Commonwealth domestic office accommodation and shopfronts. The Branch also manages the performance of the PSPs under the arrangements. To be successful in this role you would be able to demonstrate the following capabilities, skills or experience: Program management or policy development experience Previous work experience in construction, major capital works, facilities management activities or property development would also be beneficial Contract or vendor management skills and experience Stakeholder engagement The ability to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of corporate and public sector governance frameworks, including the Budget process, PGPA Act and Commonwealth procurement framework, and the Commonwealth property management framework. Policy and Analysis You would be part of a team responsible for policy, guidance and advice on whole-of-government property policy and legislation, with stakeholder engagement across governments and the private sector. This includes the Commonwealth Property Management Framework (RMG 500) and Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy, and the Lands Acquisition Act 1989 and Public Works Committee Act 1969. The Branch is also responsible for improving leasing efficiency through the Commonwealth Leasing Strategy and Strategic Property Adviser, and for Commonwealth property data and analysis, including managing the Australian Government Property Register and producing the Australian Government Office Occupancy Report. To be successful in this role you would be able to demonstrate the following capabilities, skills or experience: Ability to analyse and interpret information to support policy development Strong communication written and verbal communication skills Stakeholder engagement In some roles, data collection, analysis and reporting The ability to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of corporate and public sector governance frameworks, including the Budget process, PGPA Act and Commonwealth procurement framework, and the Commonwealth property management framework. Eligibility DETAILED VACANCY INFORMATION For detailed information about these roles, including the job specific capabilities, please refer to the downloadable job pack, which can be accessed by clicking the apply now button. Notes ELIGIBILITY ADVICE & CANDIDATE NOTES Under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, employees must be Australian citizens to be employed in the Australian Public Service (APS) unless the Agency Head has agreed otherwise, in writing. Successful applicants will be required to undergo the process to obtain and maintain, or continue to hold the required security clearance level for the role as indicated in the downloadable job pack. All Finance staff are required to have a minimum baseline security clearance prior to commencement. RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability Contact Officer Contact Phone Jacqueline D’Monte (02) 6215 1677 Agency Employment Act Website PS Act 1999 Department of Finance Position Number Vacancy Number 2021/166 VN-0695325 Getting to know the Department of Finance As a central agency of the Australian Government, the Department of Finance (Finance) plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met. Finance supports the government's ongoing priorities through the Budget process and fosters leading practice through the public sector resource management, governance and accountability frameworks. Finance plays a leading role in advising the government on many of its strategic priorities, including advancing public sector reform through the Smaller Government Agenda and providing advice to the government on optimal arrangements for the management and ownership of public assets. We do this through our professional and considered approach to providing advice, developing policy, delivering services and engaging with our clients and stakeholders. Finance's key areas of focus are: - Budget and Financial Reporting - Business Enabling Services - Commercial and Government Services - Governance and Resource Management

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Posted: 2021-10-07 Expires: 2021-11-21

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Project Officer, Property & Construction Division (Various Opportunities)

Australian Government
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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