Procurement Officer

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) provides quality housing services to Defence members and their families. In doing this, we support the operational, recruitment and retention goals of the Department of Defence.

The Chief Financial Officer's Group is responsible for the delivery of fiscal management services across the organisation. The Procurement team, manage the delivery of a range of services to support procurement and contract management in DHA. As a Procurement Officer, you will be working within the Procurement Team, Corporate Strategy and Enabling Services Branch.

In this role, you will be responsible for the provision of accurate advice and recommendations on procurement matters to DHA staff and business areas and external stakeholders such as builders, consultants and tenants. You will assist in the successful delivery of procurement related projects, strategy and business improvements and work to build the contract management capability across the DHA business lines.

You will be able to interpret and apply policies and processes and take a flexible approach to provide practical solutions to the business and be a team player who actively shares ideas and supports others for the success of the team. You will also have excellent interpersonal and communications skills along with experience dealing with complex procurement work.

To be successful you will have experience in procurement within public and/or private sector and a detailed understanding of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (or a similar State/Territory government framework). You will be required to coordinate a range of activities within a team environment.

Our ideal candidate will have:

• A demonstrated ability to work autonomously under limited direction to deliver quality outcomes to procurement and contract activity in support of DHA’s strategic direction.
• Project management skills including project planning, setting priorities, managing time, resources, monitoring, reporting and delivery of project work.
• Experience in developing effective stakeholder relationships, and collaborating effectively with team members, business areas and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
• Experience in analysing complex information, and providing concise and accurate advice and support on procurement and contract management.
• The ability to deal with complex and contentious matters as well as sound negotiation, written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to problem solve, analyse and interpret information to present well considered advice/information to inform decision making. Relevant qualifications and / or industry certification are desirable but not mandatory i.e. Diploma of Government and/or Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting) or equivalent.

Some of the benefits of working at DHA include:

• Generous employee benefits with a competitive salary packing, including performance bonus and 15.4% employer superannuation contribution
• Flexible work arrangements, including family friendly provisions
• Benefits of working for the APS, while in an outcome focused Government Business Enterprise.

Eligibility: The remuneration package is negotiable and includes a base salary, potential performance bonus and Commonwealth funded superannuation. Employment with DHA is conditional on successful applicants demonstrating that they are an Australian citizen, meeting the required medical standards, achieving a satisfactory character clearance and obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at the required level. 
Applicants are short listed based on the merit principles contained in the Public Service Act 1999.

Please note this role may be filled on a non-ongoing or ongoing basis based on business requirements.

Where a non-ongoing role is offered, it will be for a specified term of up to 12 months. Any extension beyond the initial term will depend on operational requirements. Any Order of Merit established from this selection process will remain active for up to 12 months from the date of this gazette and may be used to fill future ongoing or non-ongoing roles.

To apply, please submit an online application including a statement of claims against the selection criteria (with a maximum of 500 words in total) detailing your skills and experience relevant to the duty statement along with a current resume.


Applications for this position close Sunday, 2 August 2020, 11:30pm AEST

Please note late applications will not be accepted.

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