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Health Vacancy N.N. 10745748
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Closing date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Job Title: Project Officer
Section: AURA, IPC/HAI and Emerging Issues
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $83,412 - $94,101
Location: Sydney - NSW
Classification: APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


This Project Officer position will support the AURA, Infection Prevention Control (IPC)/Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) team, focussing on the activities of the HAI and IPC.

Position responsibilities include:
1. Undertake research, analyse data and expert opinion to provide information and advice to support the stream and Commission objectives
2. Collate, edit and draft meeting papers, submissions, correspondence, discussion papers and briefing notes, and provide secretariat support for committees and expert groups, including preparation of agenda papers, meeting notes, logistics and other administrative tasks
3. Collate literature reviews, data and relevant findings to support individual project development and deliverables
4. Undertake project management activities including input into project planning and documentation; monitoring and reporting on progress of projects; and identifying problems and proposing possible solutions
5. Undertake procurement and contract management activities including financial administration and budget preparation and monitoring
6. Collaborate with the IPC/HAI team and other program teams within the Commission to support the work of the achievement of the Work Plan and other designated projects
7. Work independently and actively identify key administrative actions required for the effective operation of the team
8. Liaise with national and state authorities, professional organisations, individuals, government and non-government organisations; and collaborate with all team members and other areas of the Commission to support the work of the Commission.


• Strong oral and high level written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to produce documents for a range of audiences
• Excellent project management, procurement and contract management skills and sound financial administration skills to manage budgets
• Experience in providing secretariat support and writing for technical audiences
• Ability to work effectively across teams and proactively manage issues that meet timeframes.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

A merit list will be created from this recruitment for future vacancies. These may be ongoing or non-ongoing roles.
Non-ongoing roles will be offered for a specified term of up to 12 months with the possibility of extension.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Alex Sonsie, 02 9126 3623
Position Contact: Kathy Meleady, 02 9126 3640
Apply Address: The Application Kit is available on the ACSQHC website at Applications should be emailed to
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 PS10-Fri - 01 Mar 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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