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El 1 - Policy, Analyst And Program Managers

Department of Defence - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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  • $103,994 - $117,305 (plus super)
  • Canberra - ACT
The Role
Strategy, Policy, and Industry Group are looking for Policy, Analyst, Program Managers to contribute to the Department of Defence’s key policy and national security functions to protect and further Australia’s national interests. Our role is to strengthen Australia’s national security and economic resilience by devising long-term strategy and policies to guide and align Defence; direct Defence’s international engagement; enhances ADF capability and decisions; regulates military and dual-use exports in the national interest and helps build a sovereign industrial base.

We are a fully integrated civilian-military workforce and draw on high-quality and motivated people from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines who embody Defence and Australian Public Service values. We offer flexible working arrangements and a range of formal and informal professional development opportunities. While we are primarily located in Canberra, we have deployed to support Australian Defence Force operations across the globe, posted to Australian High Commissions and Embassies, and on secondments with international partner agencies.

About our Team
On a daily basis:
  • Strategic Policy Division leads Defence to advise on defence and national security implications of the emerging strategic environment and to propose policy and strategy responses. We deliver the Strategy Policy Framework and underpinning strategic policy documents, including the Defence Planning Guidance and annual Strategic Risk Assessment process. We shape and support future strategic capabilities; and national and defence resilience in critical infrastructure, sensitive technologies, foreign investment and critical capabilities We lead relationships with international partners on key strategic issues, including space, and cyber missile defence, and counter- proliferation.
  • International Policy Division shapes, devises and implements the Government’s international engagement strategy within Defence. This includes formal defence cooperation programs with key partner countries, supporting Australian Defence Force operations with policy direction, managing Defence’s international network, and providing policy advice to the Australian Government on international defence relations and Australian Defence Force operations.
  • Defence Industry Policy Division guides Defence’s engagement with industry, drives and implements the Government's policies to grow our sovereign defence industrial base and exports, delivers a strategy-led program of industry support and innovation, and undertakes analysis, decision making and regulation of military and dual-use exports.
  • Contestability Division is a unique, independent analysis function focused on enhancing the quality of capability outcomes for the nation’s most complex Defence investments. The division achieves this by providing coherent and intellectually honest advice to senior leaders and Government to support informed investment decisions across the Capability Life Cycle.
Our Ideal Candidate
Working within Strategy, Policy, and Industry Group is more than just a job; it offers opportunities over the course of a career to work across diverse national security and policy matters of national significance and deal with stakeholders across government and industry. We actively support mobility within the Group but also value our people developing their expertise in specific areas.

We are seeking motivated Policy, Analyst and Program Managers to join our Group, and contribute to our strategic goals. To succeed in Strategy, Policy and Industry Group, applicants require:
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • An ability to lead and manage a team
  • Creativity and an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities
  • An ability to work autonomously, and as part of a team
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

Department of Defence

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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