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Project Officer Education And Engagement

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Classification: APS4 $66,461 - $73,283pa

Closing Date: 14/06/21

Location: Townsville, Qld

Expression of Interest

Non-ongoing contract 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 with the possibility of extension

The Position

We are seeking a Project Officer to provide project, administrative and technical skills to support a range of educational and engagement projects. This position will work with the Authority’s Reef Education and Engagement section, alongside a range of Project Managers and other team members, in the coordination, delivery and reporting of education and engagement projects and activities in order to achieve project success.

The Person

The suitable candidate will be agile and adaptive in the way they work, open to change and willing to explore innovative ways of working. When you work for us, you understand that leadership exists at all levels and you display this at all times. You work collaboratively to deliver results and display the personal drive and integrity expected of an Australian Public Service (APS) employee.

  • You are an analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills,
  • You are able to multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace work environment,
  • You are a team player with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals,
  • You thrive under pressure, have an eye for detail and don’t get flustered when faced with competing priorities,
  • You can prioritise and align operational activities to organisational objectives in order to complete tasks on time and to a high standard,
  • You will be experienced in building and maintaining relationships,
  • You have a sense of humour and enjoy being part of a cohesive team.


  • Provide high level project support as required, including procurement processes and contracts, financial and milestone reporting, document production and quality assurance and records management.
  • Provide expertise, technical and project knowledge, support and forthright advice in specialist area across a range of programs or activities for the agency.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement to the Authority’s reef education and engagement projects, and strengthen the Authority’s reef education and engagement program delivery.
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders to achieve work area and agency goals by developing and maintaining effective internal and external relationships to support the delivery of project objectives, communicating and liaising appropriately with stakeholders as required.

As an APS employee you may be reassigned to a different set of duties at the same classification level at the discretion of the agency head (CEO), taking account of operational requirements in the agency.

Eligibility requirements & qualifications

Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen at time of applying for position,
  • be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance, failure to do so will result in termination of employment.
  • hold or be able to obtain a Working with Children Check (QLD Blue Card), failure to obtain/maintain QLD Blue card will result in termination of employment,

Desirable qualifications or equivalent experience

  • Qualification in project management, or demonstrated, equivalent professional experience.

Preparing your application

You will be required to prepare a response document (“pitch”) in MSWord or PDF format using standard margins and size 11 Arial font.
Please prepare a ‘pitch’, which does not exceed two pages, in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to perform the duties and meet the technical and behavioural capabilities of the role,
  • any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role,
  • how you meet the eligibility requirements and qualifications for the position.

Your application must include;

  • a completed Applicant Details Form,
  • your ‘pitch’ (as described above),
  • proof of Australian citizenship,
  • a current curriculum vitae (resume) that includes
    • an outline of your career history
    • qualifications and/or formal/informal training relevant to the position
    • contact details for at least two recent referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor.

Contact Officer - Jonathan Kuttainen - (07) 4750 0850


11.59pm AEST, Monday 14 June 2021.

Sending your application

Applications should be emailed to applications@gbrmpa.gov.au, with the subject line of ‘PN950T Project Officer Education and Engagement’.

South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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