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Job Title : Senior Regional Agreements Officer/ Senior Agreements Officer Pool


Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

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Senior Regional Agreements Officer/ Senior Agreements Officer

Level 6 | Pool Ref AV7294

  • The Project Agreements branch currently manages over $250 million in State Government grant funding provided to Local Governments and Non-Government Organisations
  • It is primarily responsible for the management and design of a wide variety of funding agreements in DPIRD, in particular all agreements associated with the Royalties for Regions program in alignment with the Royalties for Regions Act 2009.
  • The branch also retains responsibility for the activation of State Government election commitments and the overall management and coordination of specific grant funding programs including the Regional New Industries Fund and Regional Economic Development Grants.

The Opportunity.

In this exciting opportunity you will develop and implement program and agreement management to deliver investment and regional development outcomes for the Department. You will also proactively build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and deliver regional and strategic programs and or projects to establish the socio-economic foundations for development that drive growth and investment.

This pool will include various locations across Western Australia. Appointment into these various locations will be subject to suitability of preferred applicants and availability of appropriate office locations. 

For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.

The Ideal Candidate.

We are seeking individuals who demonstrate the experience in negotiating and undertaking program and agreement management with a wide range of clients. You will also have knowledge and understanding of regional and strategic programs, as well as have the ability to communicate and build relationships with external stakeholders. The successful candidate will have the ability to problem solve complex programs and agreements to meet organisational needs.

Experience with SmartyGrants (or other similar grants management systems) would be advantageous.

For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. We are committed to developing our people and this presents a unique opportunity to be part of a project that will shape the future of DPIRD working with executive and leadership teams.

Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:

  • A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length; stating your preferred location, and demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements:

Working related requirement 1 – Role specific Demonstrated experience in negotiating and undertaking program and agreement management

Work related requirement 2 – Role Specific Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of regional and strategic programs and/or projects

Work related requirement 5 - Think strategically: Demonstrated research, conceptual and analytical skills, with proven experience working on complex issues providing a range of solutions

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Our Commitment to Diversity.

DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Application Information.

For any specific enquiries please contact:

Brett Bylsma, Manager Project Agreements on 08 6552 2014 (during business hours).

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract and this is required as part of your application.

Subject to appointment, successful applicants will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy before commencing employment;
  • obtain and provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment;
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
  • a current and valid western Australian c (Car) class driver’s licence or equivalent is required (if not currently held must be acquired prior to commencement at the applicants expense).

The pool will be valid for a period of twelve (12) months following finalisation of the process and may be used to fill permanent and fixed term, full time and part time opportunities that may arise in this period. Please note, being appointed to the pool does not guarantee you placement to a position. 

Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF/s. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.

The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)

CLOSING DATE: 2 March 2021at 4:00 PM WST