FOI Freedom of Information) Action Officer

FOI Freedom of Information) Action Officer

Chandler Macleod | canberra, ACT, AU

Posted a month ago

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Description

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Freedom of Information Officer on a contract for 12 months.

Position Overview

The APS5 FOI Action Officer (Labour Hire) will, under limited direction, assist the team in the coordination of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to the Agency and will ensure the Agency meets its legal obligations in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) [FOI Act].

The role will assist the team with Participant Information Access (PIA) requests made to the Agency and contribute to the development of the Agency's information handling requirements.

The APS5 FOI Action Officer (Labour Hire) will provide quality assurance checks, training, advice and guidance to the team on an ongoing basis and as required, as well as operational and administrative support that is informed and directed by sound knowledge in areas. They may undertake some research and analysis activities.

The role will have a considerable level of contact with internal and external stakeholders and will be required to communicate and provide advice on a range of matters to resolve moderately complex enquiries.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking procedures to assist a FOI Decision Maker to create, process and make FOI decisions, including complex and sensitive FOI decisions, and ensuring all matters and recorded and closed correctly on all databases in accordance with the FOI Act.
  • Preparing and drafting a range of material including data reports, briefing material and correspondence, internal and external correspondence and formal decision letters.
  • Providing quality assurance support, guidance and training to the FOI and/or PIA team.
  • Providing administrative and project support to develop systems, processes and practical tools including training to support FOI and PIA handling and awareness.
  • Undertaking procedures to assist a PIA Decision Maker to create, process, make and close PIAs and ensuring all matters are recorded and closed correctly on all databases where required.
  • Assisting in preparing statistical reports for senior staff where required.