Jobs/Recruitment Officer


Recruitment Officer



Agency / Department

Digital Transformation Agency

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$75 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) purpose is to lead digital transformation to make Australian Government services simple, quick and personalised. The DTA has wide-ranging accountabilities including whole-of-government digital strategy, policy and advice, delivery of whole-of-government platforms and technologies as well as digital skills development and sourcing.

The Digital Delivery Division is responsible for coordinating and delivering the digital capabilities, services and partnerships required to enable the transformation of government services.


The DTA has a requirement for an experienced digital capabilities Recruitment Officer. This person will be accountable under the general direction of the Budget and Resources Program Manager for performing and achieving complex recruiting, procurement and contracting work to support the rapidly growing programs of the division.

As a subject matter expert, you will have an in-depth knowledge of the government’s Labour Hire (contractors) and APS recruitment functions. You will be able to provide expert advice to your manager, coordinate and evaluate procurement and onboarding deliverables to ensure successful delivery.

The role will be responsible for coordinating and tracking the lifecycle of contractors from procurement to offboarding and all steps between, ensuring the programs contractor deliverables are in scope, in budget and on time. The role requires high attention to detail with all issues required to be reported swiftly and appropriately.

The successful candidate will work closely with stakeholders and the Programs Directors to gather, coordinate, and track their budget and resourcing activities.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience with coordination and management of recruitment through procurement and APS selection, in line with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, APSC & DTA recruitment Policies
  • Experience undertaking recruitment activity, including preparing job descriptions, screening applications, setting up panels, organising interviews, scribe activities and notifying candidates of outcomes. As well as drafting and reviewing evaluation and selection reports
  • Experience reporting on the number, spend and changing size of a workforce.
  • Experience successfully managing onboarding and offboarding of staff.

Desired Criteria


Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


One x 6 month extension option

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



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