Bulk recruitment - Multiple Positions

General details

Title

Multiple Positions

Classification

EL1, APS6 & APS5

Organisation

Climate Change Authority

Location

Canberra (open to discussing flexible working arrangements)

Security classification

Baseline

About the Authority

The Climate Change Authority is an independent statutory body established to provide expert, evidence-based advice to the Australian Government on climate change policy. The Authority has an exciting and growing work program ahead, including:

  • advising on Australia’s climate change targets and progress towards those targets;
  • conducting reviews of the Emissions Reduction Fund, National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme and the Safeguard Mechanism, as well as other requested reviews; and
  • undertaking climate change policy research.

The Authority’s Strategy and Analysis branches offer:

  • fulfilling work that contributes to Australia’s transition to net zero.
  • interesting and challenging opportunities for highly motivated and skilled individuals, including research, analysis and engaging with industry, academia and communities.
  • a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces innovative and strategic thinking.
  • the opportunity to work in a small team environment with motivated and experienced leaders who encourage and support your development and career goals.

You can find the next step in your career at the Authority, working on issues ranging from sectoral climate change policy, strategic policy and international developments, carbon markets, quantitative analysis, and climate science and adaptation.

About the team

WANTED: Policy advisors, analysts, project managers and communicators ready for the challenge of decarbonising Australia.

The Climate Change Authority is the Australian Government’s climate policy think tank, charged with advising the Government on the next emissions reduction targets and policies to transform Australia to a resilient, prosperous, net zero nation.

Providing the right advice for the next targets will require deep policy thinking, quantitative and modelling skills, communication skills and project management smarts.

Are you ready for the challenge?

The new Analysis (aka The A Team) and Strategy Branches (aka The Strategists) are recruiting staff at APS5, APS6 and EL1 levels.

The new branch structures include the following teams:

Strategy Branch

  • Strategy, Policy and Projects Team
  • Outreach and Engagement Team
  • International and Markets Team
  • Science and Adaptation Team
  • Business Support Unit

Analysis Branch

  • Modelling, Data Analysis, and Presentation Team
  • Transport and Power Team
  • Industry and Resources Team
  • Agriculture, Land, and Waste Team

About the roles

The Authority is recruiting for multiple positions at the EL1, APS6 and APS5 levels.

Assistant Managers (EL1) in the Climate Change Authority lead and manage a small team with responsibility for a range of functions related to Australia’s emissions reduction targets, climate change policies and progress towards becoming a resilient, prosperous, net zero nation.

In this role you will also:

  • lead research and analysis (generally quantitative for the Analysis Branch and qualitative for the Strategy Branch), including collecting, interpreting and evaluating evidence to provide accurate and relevant policy advice
  • produce high-quality written and/or graphical materials for a range of audiences, including the Authority’s advice to the Government, Authority meeting papers, technical documentation, briefing, correspondence, consultation papers and web content
  • plan and undertake consultation with industry, government and community stakeholders
  • contribute high-level expertise to support strategic direction and planning relevant to your Section, Branch, and the Authority
  • contribute to management activities relevant to the team, including stakeholder management, quality assurance, scheduling, monitoring, evaluation, risk, issues management, project management, and reporting
  • undertake staff development, mentoring and performance evaluation
  • contribute to policy development and identifying opportunities for business process improvement.

Priority tasks differ between teams. For example, the Outreach and Engagement Team undertakes more consultation-related tasks and the Modelling Unit focuses more on analytical tasks.


Senior Advisors (APS6) in the Climate Change Authority have responsibility for and contribute to a range of functions related to Australia’s emissions reduction targets, climate change policies and progress towards becoming a resilient, prosperous, net zero nation.

In this role you will also:

  • lead research and analysis (generally quantitative for the Analysis Branch and qualitative for the Strategy Branch), including collecting, interpreting and evaluating evidence to provide accurate and relevant policy advice
  • contribute high-quality written and/or graphical materials for a range of audiences, including the Authority’s advice to the Government, Authority meeting papers, technical documentation, briefing, correspondence, consultation papers and web content
  • contribute to planning and undertake consultation with industry, government and community stakeholders
  • provide supervision and leadership to other team members and contribute to management activities relevant to the team, including stakeholder management, quality assurance, scheduling, monitoring, evaluation, risk, issues management, project management, and reporting
  • undertake staff development, mentoring and performance evaluation
  • contribute to policy development and identifying opportunities for business process improvement.

Priority tasks differ between teams. For example, the Outreach and Engagement team undertakes more consultation-related tasks and the Modelling team focuses more on analytical tasks.


Advisors (APS5) in the Climate Change Authority contribute to a range of functions related to Australia’s emissions reduction targets, climate change policies and progress towards becoming a resilient, prosperous, net zero nation.

In this role you will also:

  • undertake research and analysis (generally quantitative for the Analysis Branch and qualitative for the Strategy Branch), including collecting, interpreting and evaluating evidence to provide accurate and relevant policy advice
  • contribute to high-quality written and/or graphical materials for a range of audiences, including the Authority’s advice to the Government, Authority meeting papers, technical documentation, briefing, correspondence, consultation papers and web content
  • contribute to planning and undertaking consultation with industry, government and community stakeholders
  • provide supervision and leadership to other team members and contribute to management activities relevant to the team, including stakeholder management, quality assurance, scheduling, monitoring, evaluation, risk, issues management, project management, and reporting
  • contribute to policy development and identifying opportunities for business process improvement.

Priority tasks differ between teams. For example, the Outreach and Engagement team undertakes more consultation-related tasks and the Modelling team focuses more on analytical tasks.

Eligibility and security clearance

To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens. These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

Notes

These are ongoing roles. This advertisement is to fill current vacancies and create a merit pool for future ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies arising over the next 18 months.

The successful applicants will be assessed against the Australian Public Service (APS) work level standards. Information on the APS Level and Executive Level classifications can be found at the Australian Public Service Commission website: https://www.apsc.gov.au/working-aps/aps-employees-and-managers/work-level-standards-aps-level-and-executive-level-classifications

The Authority is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people.

Work environment: The Authority is based in Canberra. The Authority’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life and to ensure provisions of the Authority’s 2011-2014 EA do not disadvantage new employees.

Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include full time/part time working arrangements, working remotely, or other arrangements, as agreed by all parties. The Authority offers Individual Flexibility Arrangements where appropriate to ensure competitive salaries compared with similar roles elsewhere in the APS.

To find out more visit our website at http://www.climatechangeauthority.gov.au. To seek further information please speak with the contact officer prior to submitting your application.

How to apply

You are required to submit a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to the role(s) you are interested in applying for and why you are the best candidate for the position(s).

Your pitch can contain of no more than 500 words and should align to the role description. We recommend considering the APSC Work Level Standards when preparing your application.

All applicants will be considered for roles in the Strategy Branch and the Analysis Branch. If you wish to apply for positions at multiple levels (e.g. EL1 level and APS6 level), please submit separate email applications for roles at those levels, indicating in the email subject line which position level the application is.

You are also required to provide your current CV, including the names and contact details for two referees, with your application (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format). Referee contact details can be provided at the interview stage.

Applications close Sunday, 18 December 2022, 11.00pm AEDST and should submitted to: HR@climatechangeauthority.gov.au

Contact information

To obtain more information about the positions please contact:

Strategy Branch

EL1 positions - Eliza Murray

E: Eliza.Murray@climatechangeauthority.gov.au | P: 02 6243 7229

APS6 & APS5 positions - Zoe Sinclair

E: Zoe.Sinclair@climatechangeauthority.gov.au | P: 02 6243 7461

Analysis Branch

EL1 positions - Matt Searson

E: Matt.Searson@climatechangeauthority.gov.au | P: 02 6243 7395

APS6 & APS5 positions - Katie Filippello

E: Katie.Filippello@climatechangeauthority.gov.au | P: 02 6243 7382