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Snr Project Officer & Snr Investigator – Multiple (Identified)

The ACCC have multiple Senior Project Officer, Senior Investigator, Assistant Director Projects and Assistant Director Investigator roles open to First Nations candidates. (EA2024/91)

IPA are proud to partner with the ACCC on this recruit.
  • Do you want to assist in leading a team working on priority issues that have an impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities?
  • Do you want to work at an agency where each day reveals new opportunities to work on some of the biggest issues facing consumers and businesses and have opportunities to pursue new and exciting pathways?
  • Do you want to work at a place where smart and dedicated people from all walks of life collaborate to work on meaningful matters?
Then this is the place for you!

At the ACCC, we’re proud of the impact we can make together. We understand the responsibilities and challenges that come with a fast moving and ever-changing environment. Our high performing culture is built on a foundation of care, support and inclusion. It’s why we’re driven by connection and collaboration, sharing our skills, knowledge and support with each other freely and frequently. It’s why we prioritise the wellbeing of our people and empower them to work autonomously, flexibly and courageously. At the ACCC, we believe the best version of you is the one that’s true to who you are – and that’s the you we want working alongside us.

We value flexibility, and all roles can be performed from any capital city in a state or territory or Townsville and are available on a full-time, part-time or job-share basis.

These vacancies are open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The filling of these vacancies are intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 26 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016.

This recruitment process will be used to fill several vacancies as well as anticipated vacancies in the future.

What you will do as a Senior Project Officer or Senior Investigator (APS6)

Depending on the business area you work in, you will work under limited guidance on reasonably complex issues and with some accountability. Your duties may include:
  • building and maintaining constructive working relationships with market participants, government, consumer groups and other stakeholders, and professionally representing the ACCC/AER in these discussions.
  • drafting project plans and monitoring and reporting on deliverables in a range of areas.
  • undertaking compliance and market monitoring and reporting.
  • assessing and responding to complaints and reports regarding alleged breaches of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
What you will do as Assistant Director Projects or Assistant Director Investigations (EL1)

Working under broad direction and guidance, Assistant Directors provide day-to-day management of work under the strategic oversight of a Director on complex issues and with a high level of accountability. Your duties may include:

  • leading, mentoring and developing team members, providing regular and appropriate feedback and direction, identifying development needs and opportunities and creating a supportive and engaging environment.
  • delegating and reviewing work prepared by team members and acting as a key point of engagement with other teams.
  • leading and managing projects in a timely and effective way, determining priorities and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • liaising and communicating with relevant internal and external stakeholders including senior managers, Commissioners, traders, industry and external agencies.

About you
In order to succeed in these roles, you will have a mix of the following:

  • a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to internal and external audiences.
  • experience contributing to projects in any of the following fields (but not limited to): policy, risk assessment, fraud or scams prevention, advocacy, research, market studies, education, communications, compliance, investigations, surveillance, auditing and stakeholder management.
  • a demonstrated ability to research and analyse issues, develop solutions, and make recommendations.
  • tertiary qualifications in law, economics, public policy or similar fields, as well as familiarity with markets or policy development are highly desirable but not essential.
In addition to the requirements listed above, to be successful in the role, you will have a demonstrated ability to:
  • provide leadership, coaching and direction to less experienced employees and assist in building their capability.
  • undertake objective, systematic analysis to draw accurate conclusions and support evidence-based decision making.
  • communicate persuasively, tailoring communication style and message to suit the audience; an ability to communicate complex material simply.
  • take ownership, exercise sound judgement and work under limited direction to make reasonable decisions on complex issues.
  • an in-depth understanding of, or ability to quickly acquire an in-depth understanding of, the technical knowledge required to perform the role.
  • tertiary level qualifications in law, economics, criminology, finance, commerce, accounting or another relevant discipline and/or experience undertaking analysis in relevant regulated fields/industries is highly desirable but not essential.

To find out more about us and these roles, please read the Candidate Kit.

How to apply

You will be asked to answer a behavioural question (refer to the Candidate Kit) and submit your resume with key outcomes or what you are most proud of in each role you have held (2 pages maximum).

  • APS6 $95,917 – $107,505
  • EL1 $119,173 – $131,888

Contact Officer: Darci Morunga – 0477 989 884 or

First Nations Contact Officer: Cassie Roberts – 02 9102 4035 or

Applications Close: 11:00pm, Monday 1 April 2024 (AEDT)

Candidate Kit – Project and Investigator Roles – EA2024-91.docx
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