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Senior Communications Officer
Department for Energy and Mining
Job reference: 502378
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Department for Energy and Mining is committed to building a diverse and flexible culture. We encourage and welcome all applications from women, diverse community groups and ages, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity:

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and motivated Communications professional for a rare and exciting opportunity to join the Communication and Marketing Team at the Department for Energy and Mining. 

As a Senior Communications Officer, you will provide high level and expert advice and services to various business units across the department. You will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing high quality communications and engagement activities that support implementation of the DEM communications and marketing strategy and the objectives of the department. In particular, contributing to the implementation of communications and engagement activities that align with the Hydrogen sector, and more broadly - Upper Spencer Gulf projects Hydrogen projects.

The nature of the working environment is high profile, complex, scrutinised and of high priority to the state and federal government.

About us:
The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) leads the global transformation economy, overseeing the responsible mining and production of the minerals, metals and fuels of the future, to safely and sustainably generate the energy and low carbon products of the future.

Our low-cost power, leading regulation system and culture of innovation is leading to the decarbonisation of industry, new modern manufacturing opportunities, increased employment and greater prosperity and security for the people of South Australia.

Key selection criteria:
Please only address the dot points listed below in your application

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies, including identifying risk mitigation strategies, setting and monitoring KPIs, and summarising data and information into succinct reports.
  • Creative thinker who is a self-starter and effective problem-solver, with strong organisational skills to manage multiple, concurrent matters within deadlines.
  • Experience in strategic engagement and communications. Ability to convey information in a manner accessible to a range of stakeholders via a range of channels, including but not limited to, social media, website content, publications, newsletters etc.


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area including journalism, marketing, communications with relevant experience is highly desirable. 
  • Iap2 Australasia Certificate in Engagement is desirable (but not necessary). 

ASO6 $95,588 - $101,109 per annum
Full time role, working 37.5 hours per week

Special conditions:

  • Term vacancy for up to 3 years. 

Maria Kosti
Head of Communications and Marketing
0404 806 250

Application Instructions:
Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a written application of no more than two pages, demonstrating their suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above. Applicants are to include the name, address and contact number of three current referees, one being your current line manager.

All applicants are required to complete and submit the Employment Declaration.

Applications close: 16/10/2022 11:00 PM

- Role Description - Senior Communications Officer.pdf
- Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.