This position contributes to the efficient and effective development and management of programs managed by the department.
The role of the POA is to:
- Review evidence and administrative documentation, included in submissions, for accuracy and completeness, utilising funding guidelines and assessment policies and procedures.
- Apply knowledge of the funding arrangements throughout the submission life cycle.
- Analyse submissions and provide clear, concise recommendations in line with the applicable funding guidelines, and make decisions where diverse interests need to be considered.
- Liaise with applicants to clarify data and obtain additional information for submissions where evidence and administrative documentation is missing, inconsistent or inaccurate.
- Support the delivery of the disaster recovery programs across the state, including the various functions of progress reporting, scheduling and inspections.
- Ensure that payment recommendations on projects are in accordance with eligibility criteria for the relevant funding program.
- Provide support and advice to internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the reporting and monitoring of scope delivery, expenditure and time performance of each applicant’s program of works, in the context of delivering value for money.
- Conduct supplementary research to support the delivery of robust assessment activities, both in response to requests by the Senior Program Officer or Team Leader, and proactively in response to identified issues.
- Undertake and support operational duties during natural disasters as necessary.
- Undertake related project and other duties of equivalent complexity as required.
- Work under limited supervision, using a high level of initiative to resolve issues.
- Develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with external and internal stakeholders, particularly state and local government applicants and delivery agencies.
- Adhere to all relevant WHS and HR policies, procedures, guidelines, directives and relevant legislation.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience in the following key areas:
- Experience in interpreting, applying legislation and guidelines, and providing advice on complex funding agreements and related policies.
- Manage workload and allocation of tasks; and provide ongoing informal and formal feedback.
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, communicating in a clear and concise manner.
- Proven ability to substantiate assessments by rigorously undertaking research, providing evidence that is credible and reliable.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with sound judgement, forming recommendations where diverse interests need to be considered and outcomes challenged.
- Experience in interpreting guidelines and legislation.
- Work on an exiting project
- A05 $52.25 per hour + Super
- Immediate Start
- Contract through until 26 June 2020