First listed on: 22 October 2021

Policy and Remuneration Specialist


The Opportunity

  • Are you experienced in government remuneration and terms of employment?
  • Can you draft, interpret and apply policy and procedures?
  • Apply today to join CSIRO - Australia's National Science Agency

The Policy and Remuneration Specialist is an essential position in the CSIRO Workplace Relations team and reports to the Policy and Remuneration Manager. The role is responsible for providing expert subject advice to support CSIRO’s compliance to the Enterprise Agreement and legislative requirements. The successful applicant will drive this by partnering with CSIRO leadership and the broader People function to collaborate and input into high-level initiatives and mechanisms, and ensure policies and procedures are clearly articulated across the organisation.  

In this role you will be responsible for conducting consistent research and revision of procedural guidelines to develop and maintain contemporary Human Resources policy that supports the terms and conditions of employment and to benchmark remuneration data across critical market sectors and roles. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of a CSIRO Remuneration Strategy and remuneration practices which allow CSIRO to have agility and flexibility to attract and retain talent.

Your duties will include:

  • Conducting consistent research and revision to support policy reform to develop simplified, appropriate, and contemporary procedural guidelines that support the Terms and Conditions of employment and promotes best practice and safety to allow the CSIRO workforce to thrive. 
  • Ensuring CSIRO’s compliance to the Enterprise Agreement and legislative requirements by ensuring CSIRO policies and procedures are clearly articulated across the organisation.
  • Providing expert advice and input into a wide range of projects and initiatives across the People function, as well as endorsing and representing the Policy team on various committees across the organisation and collaborate with key internal networks
  • Liaising and developing strong working relations across the People function, including People Central, People Partnering and Industrial Relations in particular.
  • Actively engaging across the organisation to contemporise new initiatives and projects with relevant stakeholders in response to emerging issues in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Supporting and contributing to the development and implementation of a CSIRO Remuneration Strategy.

Location: Adelaide, SA; Brisbane, QLD; Canberra, ACT; Darwin, NT; Hobart, TAS; Melbourne, VIC; Sydney, NSW
Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 79001

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and/or postgraduate qualification in Human Resource Management, Business Management, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, or another relevant discipline. 
  • Relevant experience specialising in policy, remuneration, and/or employee relations as well as its practical application within the government context.
  • Specialised expertise in interpreting, drafting and applying policy and procedures, including an understanding of legislative and regulatory requirements and processes within the government context. Comprehensive knowledge and strong understanding of governance frameworks relevant to the application and implementation of changes to terms and conditions of employment and policy within a Commonwealth entity.
  • A thorough understanding of and experience in the development of remuneration arrangements in a government and global context including knowledge and application of remuneration benchmarking principles, employment and classification frameworks and Remuneration Tribunal and Australian Public Service Policy. 
  • Superior communication skills including influencing and negotiation skills to interact with a diverse range of key stakeholders across CSIRO, as well as writing and presentation skills.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


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.

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

Sunday 7 November 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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