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Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Vacancy N.N. 10564923
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Closing date: Thursday, 8 March 2012
Job Title: Policy Officer
Division: Land Division
Branch: National Inventory Systems and International Reporting Branch
Section: Forestry Inventory Unit
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $67,574 - $72,402
Location: Canberra
Classification: APS Level 5
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: VRN 29/12

Job Description


We are looking for an energetic and motivated person to join the Land Division. To be successful in this role you must have strong problem solving capabilities and be able to work as a team member in a complex environment.

As a senior policy officer or policy officer in the Land Division you will:

1. Contribute to the production of the land aspects of the Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts and maintenance and development of the FullCAM model.
2. Contribute to the provision of technical and policy advice on measurement issues related to land sector projects under the Carbon Farming Initiative.
3. Under supervision, manage projects including consultancies to deliver agreed outcomes in a timely manner.
4. Provide effective communication of relevant issues, including through written material and representation with stakeholders.
5. Contribute to the achievement of agreed team business goals, as required.
6. Contribute to team development, with a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and self-development, and the principles and practices of Workplace Participation, Workplace Diversity and Work Health and Safety in decision-making processes.

To be successful in these roles candidates will need to be flexible and resilient, have a capacity to build and maintain relationships and be comfortable working in a fast paced environment with shifting priorities.



This position is a security assessed position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment to obtain a Baseline Security Clearance.


Relevant Tertiary Qualifications and/or experience is highly desirable. Experience in areas such as forestry, climate change, agriculture or science is an advantage.

About Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 

Climate change is one of the most complex policy challenges facing governments today. The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency is a new and dynamic organisation at the forefront of developing and delivering the Australian Government’s response to this critical global issue.

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency respects and values the diversity of its workforce. The Department actively supports the careers and cultural needs of all employees and particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and those employees with disability.

To Apply

Position Contact: Matt Searson, 02 6159 7449
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS08 - 23 Feb 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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