Taskforce – APS5 to Executive Level 2 positions – Australian research council

The ARC is seeking high performing officers to join a small taskforce, consistent with a new letter of expectation issued by the Minister.

We are seeking APS5-EL2 officers with:

  • The proven ability to think strategically and understand complex policy development and program delivery environments
  • Experience in the development and/or administration of grants schemes
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Sound knowledge of Australia’s higher education and research sector and/or research commercialisation
  • Demonstrated resilience in operating in fluid environments
  • Baseline clearance or above


Duties may include (appropriate to level):

  • Developing written materials, including strategic documents, discussion papers and guidance material
  • Representing the agency in external consultations
  • Project management and coordination across the agency and government
  • Analysing and responding to research, data and feedback
  • Providing logistical and secretariat support
  • Leading and managing staff


Please see the attached Selection Documentation for further information.

To apply, please send your resume and a pitch of no more than 800 words to the ARC HR Team. The pitch should outline your skills and experience relating to the roles.

For more information, please contact the ARC HR Team via email or phone 02 6287 6632.

Applications close 12pm Wednesday, 2 February 2022.

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