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Project Officer / Business Analyst



Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$95 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


This role supports major projects within DESE. To successfully undertake the duties of this role requires an experienced Project Officer with Business Analytics experience. The role will provide support across a number of DESE Projects, including; establishment and maintenance of Project contract registers; capturing and refining Project increment requirements; facilitating refinement workshops; collating information for reports; acting as the first point of contact for assigned activity and functions; and ensuring documentation configuration control are applied.

The Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience in a project officer / business analysis position within the Government ICT space. Due to the nature of the role only Australian Citizens with a current security clearance, or the ability to obtain one can be considered for this position.



  • Creation and proactive management of contract registers including the reporting of variances to senior stakeholders
  • Ensure document management processes including templates, review procedures, and registers are maintained
  • Participate and at times facilitate project increment refinement workshops and serve as liaison between business and project delivery teams
  • Maintain the Project toolsets to identify, track and otherwise manage action items and deliverables arising from meetings and discussions
  • Provide general support to the Project Office in the delivery of milestones, and assist with the maintenance of project artefacts and reports under guidance from the Project Office
  • Undertake procurement activities with direction from the Project Office
  • Assist risks and issues management in support of the Project Office risk managers.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise, be adaptive to change and work at a fast pace.
  • Ability to demonstrate a pro-active approach with the ability develop strong relationships.
  • Strategic thinker with a proven ability to deliver results
  • High attention to detail, and ability to investigate thoroughly.

Desired Criteria

  • Extensive experience working in government
  • Portfolio and or Program experience
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


One x 12 month extension option

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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