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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10717639
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Closing date: Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Job Title: CSIRO Representative
Division: CSIRO Global
Branch: CSIRO Washington
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $131,785 - $145,809
Location: International
Agency Classification: CSOF7 $131,785 - $145,809
Agency Employment Act: Science and Industry Research Act 1949
Position No: 40281
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Position
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, CSIRO USA this role is based in the Australian Embassy located in Washington DC, United States, responsible for representing CSIRO, building relationships with the US Government to advance the goals of CSIRO as well as building the CSIRO US business footprint in Washington DC and adjacent areas.

The successful applicant will provide strategic support for specific CSIRO priorities, raising awareness of CSIRO and leading to a pipeline of qualified opportunities for CSIRO, shaping opportunities and forming early stage relationships, facilitating and supporting the direct engagement of CSIRO leaders, arranging delegations of US companies to visit CSIRO Australia.

Your responsibilities will include:
- Working with Embassy agencies, particularly Department of Industry Innovation and Science, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade, Department of Agriculture and Water, to develop a collaborative approach which will support an engagement program to showcase CSIRO and generate new opportunities for impact, and collaboration.
- On behalf of CSIRO, build relationships with the US Government and other quasi government and development agencies to enhance the credibility of CSIRO; fulfil objectives that further CSIRO’s interests in the US.
- Establish and deepen strategic relationships with the intention of attracting multilateral agency, development banks and US Government grants to provide scientific and/or business opportunities for CSIRO.
- In alignment with the business strategy for the US and as a member of the CSIRO US Team, networking and forming early stage relationships across the region, building and shaping opportunities for CSIRO, and facilitating and supporting the engagement of CSIRO researchers.
- Within the remit of Embassy requirements and expectations, facilitate the commercialisation of CSIRO technologies through networks arranging contacts for Australian-based companies to grow into the US market.


To be successful you will need:
- A tertiary qualification in either Science and/or Business or equivalent, relevant experience
- A minimum of 10 years of work experience in a relevant field
- Australian citizen who holds, or has the ability to obtain, an Australian Government security clearance, NV2.
- Extensive experience in, and deep knowledge of, Australian Government including CSIRO, with a history of building and sensitively developing and managing relationships on behalf of the Australian Government.
- Experience in navigating through, and with, large, complex organisations and bureaucracies, overcoming barriers and roadblocks to build awareness and strategic engagement. Leveraging these relationships to identify potential opportunities.
- The ability to establish and develop strong stakeholder relationships, utilising influencing skills to gain support for new initiatives both within and outside an organisation.
- Expertise and experience in defining and executing successful market entries and building productive long term customer and partner relationships in the US market.


International living allowances also apply

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Specified Term of 3 years

To Apply

Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS50-Thu - 14 Dec 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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