Procurement Officer (ASO6/SOGC equivalent) (#1124-1)

Procurement Officer (ASO6/SOGC equivalent) (#1124-1)

Job Title: Procurement Officer (ASO6/SOGC equivalent) (#1124-1)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City
Salary: $51.34 - $83.82 per hour, Benefits: Market Rate
Start Date: 2021-06-20 00:00:00
Reference: V-39294
Contact Name: Connie TONG
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 21, 2021 15:17

Job Description

Our Government Client is currently seeking a Senior Procurement Officer in Canberra for an initial period of 6 months. Please contact Connie ASAP if you are interested.

About the Role:

The Sourcing, Advice and Supply (SAS) team actively works with Directorate clients to manage procurements in relation to a wide range of goods and services. The SAS team is principally involved in delivering procurements outside of Whole-of-Government arrangements.

The SAS team provides high quality analysis, support and advice on procurement strategy and process to the Directorates across the ACT Government. The SAS team manages complex procurement projects and supports the tendering and evaluation process as well as providing support and guidance to Directorate business areas on procurement and contract issues. The SAS team does not actively undertake contract management.

The Senior Officer Grade C (SOGC – Assistant Director) or Procurement Officer (ASO6) reports to the Senior Officer Grade B (Director) in a small team environment led by a Senior Officer Grade A (SOG A - Senior Director).  

In addition to procurement skills, we are looking to develop Branch skills across a range of general areas, such as strategic and analytical thinking, leadership and staff development, project management, communication, negotiation, written and representation skills. We are continually updating and improving our systems, knowledge and processes, and want staff who can adapt and lead others in a dynamic environment.

You will be self-motivated, responsive and show initiative, and have sound judgement, professional resilience and personal drive. You can think on your feet and work effectively under pressure and within time deadlines to deliver high-quality advice and outcomes that align with strategic goals.

The SAS team carries a significant business-as-usual workload and team members must be able to effectively manage multiple procurements (or procurement activities) concurrently.  Consequently, it is important that you can identify / prioritise issues and implement practical solutions, including knowing when to escalate issues.

We are looking for people with strong influencing, negotiation and engagement skills, as well as experience in building and using relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders.


  1. Utilise effective leadership skills to influence and deliver high quality, strategic, accurate, responsive advice and support for the procurement and supply of goods and services on behalf of the ACT Government.
  2. Contribute positively to the workplace with a culture of collaboration and customer service orientation.
  3. Liaise with internal and external clients and stakeholders (e.g. ACT Government Directorates/Agencies, ACT Government Solicitor, industry bodies etc.) to build strong working relationships to achieve successful business and procurement outcomes.
  4. Effectively apply procurement, contract and project management principles, legal considerations, legislative rules, relevant policy and governance to identify and formulate workable, defensible solutions for strategic and operational procurement projects.
  5. Produce high quality documentation across the procurement lifecycle and reporting information as required, such as briefing material, communication artefacts, status updates etc.
  6. When directed, provide effective supervision and coaching in procurement skills development to assigned procurement officer/s (ranging from Administrative Services Officer (ASO) 4 to ASO 6) to produce high quality advice and documentation outcomes.
  7. Apply appropriate project management / solution delivery approach to enable multiple concurrent projects and/or changing requirements to be effectively managed and delivered within tight deadlines.
  8. Promote the Branch’s objectives and values through direct and indirect activities, such as appropriate representation and communication when liaising with stakeholders, developing and delivering presentations, guidelines and training material on a range of procurement and contract management topics.
  9. Support the Territory’s strategic objectives such as achieving strong value for money outcomes, and supporting procurements which promote the Territory’s social, sustainable, digital, indigenous and local economic participation policies / legislation / principles.
  10. Other duties as required.
About You:


  1. Team Contribution Extent to which the applicant demonstrates ability to manage staff and make a positive contribution as a team member. An ability to work effectively with team members to support their operational needs and the broader objectives of the organisation.
  2. Communication – Extent to which the applicant demonstrates highly developed communication skills (including written and oral communication skills, liaison, presentation, influencing, negotiation and representational skills). This includes the applicant’s ability to communicate with influence, effect change and to build / maintain positive professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and adjust their style to suit different stakeholders and team members.
  3. Delivery Extent to which the applicant demonstrates a sound ability to understand and analyse differing requirements (be they corporate, client and staff needs), identify
    risks / issues, and develop appropriate solutions to procurement issues in a timely fashion. This includes being adaptable, agile and responsive to changing requirements (eg subject matter, industry / client, or corporate changes), work independently and able to actively manage several complex projects concurrently. 
  4. Technical – Extent to which the applicant demonstrates an ability to acquire and effectively apply procurement skills and knowledge (e.g. ability to interpret and apply public sector procurement principles, legislation, policies, and procedures) to develop procurement approval and approach to market documentation for achieving value for money outcomes. Sound contract preparation and negotiation skills are also highly desirable.
  5. Corporate – Extent to which the applicant demonstrates strong self-awareness, initiative, drive, professionalism and a solid understanding of public service values covering ethical standards including, a proven commitment to Respect, Equity and Diversity in the workplace. A good knowledge of the ACT Government’s Work Health and Safety policies, procedures and responsibilities is also an important consideration.
Estimated start date: ASAP (Pending on national police check and reference check)

Contract term: 6 month contract

Eligibility/Other Requirements: To be eligible for temporary employment within the ACT Public Service you must be in Australia on a visa with work rights or be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. A current CMTEDD/AGSVA security clearance is required for this role.

Application closing date: 25/06/2021

How to Apply:

Please submit your application include your resume, contact details of two referees, DDMM of your DOB, rate expectation inclusive Super, notice period, payroll option (PAYG or ABN), and a short summary(optional) telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience, and qualifications make you the best person for the job. We will be in touch shortly for suitably skilled candidates.

We may review, short-list for this role prior to the closing date. We encourage the submission of early applications.

Call Connie Tong on 0480 002 460 or email for any further information.


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