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Job Reference number: DMO/01203/11

Job title: Contract Manager

APS Level 6 in accordance with the Defence

APS level:
Enterprise Collective Agreement (DECA) 2009

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Remuneration: $69,642 - $79,555 + up to 15.4% Superannuation

Group: Defence Materiel Organisation

Division: Land Systems

Integrated Soldier Systems / Clothing Systems

Branch / Directorate:
Program Office

Employment arrangements: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Type of employment opportunity: Ongoing

Security classification of position: BASELINE VETTING

Contact officer: Mark Newman (03) 9282 7265

Closing date: Thursday, 5 May 2011

Introducing the Defence Materiel Organisation

The Defence Materiel Organisation’s (DMO) purpose is to equip and sustain the Australian
Defence Force (ADF) and our first priority is to provide equipment for ADF units deploying
on operations. We manage over 200 major capital equipment projects and over 120 minor
projects, and we also sustain and upgrade over a hundred existing fleets.

For more information about the DMO visit

The Position
Clothing Systems Program Office (CLOSPO) is part of Integrated Soldier Systems Branch
within Land Systems Division of the Defence Materiel Organisation. CLOSPO is
responsible for approximately 4,000 distinct products all of which are available in
numerous sizes and variations. Overall, CLOSPO manages more than 20,000 lines of

The Contract Manager is part of a team responsible for planning and managing the
acquisition and introduction into service of an assigned equipment in support of Australian
Defence Force (ADF) Capability. The successful candidate will be responsible for the
planning and management of the activities that are required to manage the solicitation
(including requesting and evaluating tenders) and assisting with the management of

Position Duties

1. Manage the more complex procurement functions in accordance with current

Commonwealth and Departmental policies and procedures

2. Provide procurement advice to the Program and Fleet Managers, and ensure
policies are met in relation to logistic management.

3. Liaise with stakeholders on a range of procurement issues, including the

introduction into Service, fleet maintenance and configuration of items managed by
Clothing Systems Program Office (SPO).

4. Supervise, manage and mentor SPO procurement staff, including the establishment
and management of priorities and performance targets.

5. Preparation of written briefs and provide reports and submissions.

6. Exercise authorised delegations in accordance with applicable instructions.

Selection Criteria

1. A demonstrated high knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply the
policies, practices and procedures relating to all aspects of the procurement processes.

2. Well developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to
negotiate effectively with all levels of staff and external organisations.

3. Demonstrated ability to supervise, manage and develop a small team to meet

objectives through planning priorities, organising workloads, and setting deadlines and

4. Demonstrated ability to research, analyse, think strategically and develop sound



The DMO is seeking to recruit individuals with a commitment to ongoing professional

development and our employees are encouraged to achieve and maintain professional
status in a professional field.

The DMO's Professionalisation Initiative is a central strategy in DMO's commitment to

meet the challenges of the future. This initiative for professionalisation and up skilling
processes will be implemented to cover the entire DMO workforce. The DMO is seeking
candidates who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own, and their staff’s,
professional development, this may be through vocational education, post-graduate
education and/or the achievement of chartered status or an equivalent form of professional
recognition. A key objective for the DMO is the delivery of programs that enable our
workforce to register competence through assessment against the highest standards

Application Instructions
DMO requires lodgement of applications using the online eRecruitment system, which is
accessible from our internet site at If you do not have internet
access or are experiencing any difficulties, please contact our recruitment team on 1800
366 562.

Please note: there is a word limit set for each criterion as detailed in the Application Form.

For additional information on addressing selection criteria refer to the “Cracking the Code”
publication located on the Australian Public Service Commission website.
Employment Agreement
Terms of the Engagement
The successful candidate for the Contract Manager position will be engaged as an
Ongoing employee under the Public Service Act 1999.

Remuneration Package
In accordance with (DeCA) the successful candidate can expect to receive an attractive
remuneration package with a salary within the range of $69,642 - $79,555 and
superannuation paid in accordance with legislative requirements.

Order of Merit
An Order of Merit or a Merit Pool may be created from the list of suitable applicants which
may be used to fill similar position/s in the event a position/s becomes vacant within the 12
months from gazettal date of this position.

Citizenship Requirements
To be eligible for employment with the Department of Defence, applicants must be
Australian citizens. Only in exceptional circumstances can this requirement be waived.

Security Clearance Requirements

Please be aware if you are considering employment within the DMO, the following security
issues need to be considered:

• applicants are advised that all DMO jobs require some level of security clearance;
• for Baseline level clearances, applicants must have a checkable background for the
previous five years, and
• for Negative Vet 1, Negative Vet 2 and TOP SECRET levels of clearance, applicants
must have a checkable background for the past ten years.

Potential applicants must be aware that any lengthy overseas stay during these periods
can make checking difficult.

Please note that this position requires a BASELINE VETTING level clearance.

Thank you for your interest in

Defence Materiel Organisation