Two Positions Advertised in the Australian Space Policy Unit

Two Positions Advertised in the Australian Space Policy Unit

The Australian Government engages in space-related activities to support our national strategic, economic and social objectives. These activities are administered by a range of Government agencies, with the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, via the Space Policy Unit as the central point of contact and coordination for all of Australia’s national and international civil space activities.

The Space Policy Unit is currently advertising to fill two APS6 positions. The main functions of the positions include:
• Preparation of briefings for Ministers and senior Departmental management, including Senate Estimates briefs, Question Time Briefs and replies to ministerial correspondence;
• Conducting topical research on business issues on behalf of a range of stakeholders;
• Representing the Unit in liaison with other areas of the Department, other Federal Government agencies, State and Territory agencies, industry associations and international stakeholders;
• Contract negotiation and management;
• Assisting in a range of activities, policies, programs, projects and proposals that impact on space industry.

The allocation of the following functions will be determined based on the the strengths of the successful candidates:
• Secretariat duties associated with the Space Industry Innovation Council;
• Management and negotiation of treaty level agreements; and
• Management and oversight of content on www.space.gov.au and the SpaceAustralia twitter account. 

Further information about the positions is set out in the Position Profile.  Applicants must be Australian citizens and applications close on Thursday 1 March 2012.