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Assistant Manager and Senior Policy Officer | Australian Space Agency |

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Assistant Manager and Senior Policy Officer | Australian Space Agency | Space Sector

$87,040 to $114,458 Australia > Sydney

The purpose of the Australian Space Agency is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires and improves the lives of Australians – underpinned by strong international and national engagement. The activities of the Agency are guided by Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028. The Strategy sets a path to triple the size of the space sector and create up to another 20,000 jobs by 2030.


The Strategy and Policy team is responsible for the development and implementation of the Agency’s national civil space strategy and policies. The team provides policy oversight of the Agency’s programs (including the Moon to Mars initiative!); develops concepts and proposals for new initiatives to support the growth of Australia’s space industries (like space tourism!), and undertakes economic analysis, engagement, consultation and coordination with other Government agencies that operate in the space domain. Check out https://www.space.gov.au for more information about all the cool things we do.


We are a geographically dispersed team (Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne) and we love to work collaboratively, support each other, generate great ideas, seize opportunities, and have a bit of space-nerd fun.


The key duties of the position include:

The Agency is a high performing, collaborative and fast-moving team. We are looking to fill roles with outstanding candidates who can inspire, work collaboratively and deliver significant outcomes.


To be considered for a role, you will have demonstrated experience and skill in:

  • Being an innovative leader (EL1) or team member (APS6) with outstanding interpersonal skills that respects and empowers the team
  • Being trusted to deliver
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including effective engagement across government agencies
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications
  • Being flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment
  • Evidence-based policy development and analysis using the application of data, including a sound understanding of government decision making processes
  • Sound knowledge of (or ability to quickly acquire knowledge of) the space, aerospace and/or defence industry, or related sectors.


Having some of the below experiences and skills would be highly regarded:

  • Project and/or program management
  • Experience in government procurement, contract management, legislative, financial and administrative frameworks
  • National or international engagement
  • Design and delivery of grants or other industry assistance programs
  • Research, analysis and information synthesis, including data management.


Successful candidates will embrace and work by the Agency values.




To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens. These positions initially require a minimum Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will then be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 (NV1) level.



The Agency is looking to create a merit list for future employment opportunities. Roles could be filled in an ongoing or non-ongoing capacity.

The Agency’s headquarters is in Adelaide, however, consideration will be given for roles to be filed in other locations.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme, you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy.

If you choose to apply under the scheme, declare you have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the job.



Adam Seedsman at 02 6276 1743 or visit the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources website.

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