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Job Title : Government Relations Coordinator


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Government Relations Coordinator

PSCSAA, 2019, Level 6, $102,966 - $113,590

Position No:
Pool Ref 037/2021

Work Type:
Permanent - Full Time


Closing Date:
2021-05-31 4:00 PM

Join one of WA's most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting.

About Us:

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians - now and into the future.

We lead and advise on key projects across the state. Our key focus areas are:

  • Aboriginal heritage and lands management
  • Crown land administration Historic heritage conservation services
  • Integrated land and infrastructure policy development
  • Land use planning and policy development

The vast scope of our work ranges from managing much-loved State assets such as Fremantle Prison and Whiteman Park, to overseeing the Aboriginal Lands Trust and Crown land estates, to working closely with other state government departments on strategic government projects such as METRONET.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency. Our Activity Based Work (ABW) environment reflects the diverse types of work we do and creates opportunities for us to choose how we work together. We are evolving, reducing our footprint, and strengthening our identity so that together we can continue developing innovative and efficient solutions for Western Australia's future. To view how we operate in an Activity Based Work environment, please click here.

To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer please visit the Careers at the Department page on the DPLH website. If you have any communication or access needs that require adjustment to allow you to participate in this recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team on (08) 6551 9414 or email recruitment@dplh.wa.gov.au. 

The Opportunity;

We are seeking to establish a pool of enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals, to provide high-level strategic advice and support to the Director General. The Government Relations team coordinates cross-Department and agency projects, including cross-Government engagement, Annual Report, Budget Estimates, Briefing Notes, submissions, meeting notes and agendas, while also responding to ad-hoc requests. No one day is like the other! The Coordinator will provide policy, project, tracking and operational support on matters that impact the delivery of services within the Planning, Lands, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs portfolios, including project management, high-level business planning, Ministerial liaison and correspondence.

Our ideal candidate is someone who shows strong initiative, has a knack for problem solving and knows how to ask the right questions. You'll be able to cope with multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritise and deliver outcomes to tight deadlines. Flexibility is a must, with an ability to smile under pressure. Your ability to form strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders is essential, as well as a keen eye for detail.

These are full time positions, however consideration may be given to applicants seeking part-time opportunities. This process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may arise across the WA public sector in the next 24 (twenty four) months from the initial date of appointment.

The Department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that you are the right cultural fit with a positive and can-do attitude, therefore alignment with our values should be incorporated into your application. 

Our Values: Integrity - Respect - Collaboration - Professionalism - Innovation

Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity - Relationships with others - Accountability

To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate;

  • your strong written skills
  • how you think strategically and consider the big picture
  • that you are proactive and innovative, continuallylooking for ways to improve the way we work
  • your ability to building strong and effective relationships to achieve Department and Government objectives
  • that you are organised and flexible and can reprioritise according to work demands.

Competencies outlined in the Public-Sector Capability Profile for Level 6 are applicable to this role i.e. shapes and manages strategy; achieves results; builds productive relationships; exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness; communicates and influences effectively.

Further Information; If you would like to know more, please give Amanda Carrie a call on 08) 6551 9736 or email Amanda.Carrie@dplh.wa.gov.au to discuss the role in further detail. Please do not send your application to Amanda or seek assistance from her in lodging your application.

How to apply;

Apply now by submitting the following;

  • A maximum two (2) page covering letter addressing the requirements outlined above;
  • A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your skills, experiences, and key achievements, including the details of two referees.

The Department will conduct National Police Clearances for applicants successful to this recruitment process. The Department will conduct National Police Clearance and Pre-Employment Conflict of Interest declaration for applicants successful to this recruitment process.

There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place. Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word (.docx files only) or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, as late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted.

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector it is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

Closing Date - 31 May 2021 at 4pm

If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, contact ramshelpdesk@bigredsky.com, or please call (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.

- 0. dplh values-based capability framework.pdf

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