First listed on: 12 January 2022

Project Officer


The Opportunity

  • Experienced in end-to-end delivery of People programs and initiatives?
  • Looking for an opportunity to take the next step in your career?
  • Join CSIRO and support Australia's premier scientific organisation!

An exciting opportunity is now available to join CSIRO's People team as a Project Officer! Reporting directly to the Executive Manager, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion you will be responsible for the successful delivery and execution of projects/initiatives across the Culture, Diversity and Inclusion portfolios. The role will also include producing reports and insights that ensure portfolios are integrated and aligned.

If you enjoy working across multiple People projects ensuring they are delivered as planned, and are looking for a role you can grow in then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Your duties will include:

  • Under general direction provide support in the delivery of programs and initiatives across the Culture, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure that our work is integrated across the portfolio
  • Coordinate the planning of deliverables in-line with requirements and accept responsibility for scheduling and completion of related work.
  • Support the delivery of reporting, communication and coordination activities across the function.
  • Support the development and review of policies, procedures, systems and make recommendations to guide management decisions about Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion. 
  • Complete project management activities including budget oversight, monitoring and evaluation to ensure the Executive Manager is aware of any issues or risks across the portfolio.

Location: Melbourne (VIC) (preferred), Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (VIC) , Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (QLD), Canberra (ACT), Hobart (TAS)
Salary: AU$87k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 81070

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant qualification in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Organisational Psychology or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience. 
  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant demonstrated experience in the supporting project execution and/or projects/initiatives across the people lifecycle.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a wide variety of stakeholders with varying levels of seniority.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the implementation of organisational change evidenced by business impact, in alignment with the strategic direction of the organisation. 
  • Demonstrated track record of contributing to an integrated program of work, encountering frequent ambiguity and constantly changing environments. 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


In order to be appointed to this position you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident currently residing in Australia.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Tuesday 25 January 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

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