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Departmental Officer

Departmental Officer
Division Responsibilities
The division supports timely access to products that will help achieve better health and wellbeing, whilst checking that these products do not themselves put Australians’ health and safety at risk. This includes the assessment of application for medicinal cannabis licences and making decisions to grant such licences. 
Contract Length
Until June 2022
Possibility of extension    
Security Clearance Level

  • A Baseline security Clearance is required for this position 

Duties of position
Specific duties include:

  • Assess applications for medicinal cannabis licences and permits
  • Produce written reports to support the Director and other delegates in decision making
  • Assist in development of policy documents and/or instructional material
  • Work collaboratively within a team environment  

Mandatory requirements        
Selection Criteria
Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to quickly develop an understanding of the legislative framework and apply this knowledge on a daily basis
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong writing skills – the ability to adapt for audience
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to change  


  • Experience using government record keeping systems such as TRIM or Objective

If interested, please apply directly through the links provided. Alternately, contact Kalpana Palaniyappa for more information.
Kalpana Palaniyappa
0403 200 666  

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