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Risk Officer



Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$85 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Risk Officer provides support to the Project and the Project Officer to ensure projects identify and fulfils their obligations in accordance with the DESE risk management framework. The role will provide support across a number of DESE Projects. The Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience in a risk officer position within the Government ICT space, preferably for programs. Due to the nature of the role only Australian Citizens with a current security clearance can be considered for this position.



Job Description 

  • Provide active guidance to projects in the development, maintenance and coordination of risk management plans and registers
  • Assist the Project Office to deliver risk management training, instilling a culture of continuous improvement
  • Building strong relationships with the various program management office staff and actively participate in group activities.
  • Use systems to monitor compliance, report variances and assist projects in developing risk strategies

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated 3 - 5 years risk management experience and or experience in a Risk officer role
  • Able to work in a fluid environment and with changing priorities
  • Strong facilitation, collaboration and communication skills
  • High attention to detail, and ability to investigate thoroughly


Desired Criteria

  • Extensive experience working in government
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Security Clearance

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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