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HR Services, Business Services, Level 1, 11 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Phone: 03 834 44397
Web Site: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers

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Job Description:

Job no: 0040336

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer

Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

Salary: $105,684 - $114,389 (UOM 8)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and enterprise mission working closely with our academics, professional colleagues, industry partners, funding agencies and government agencies.  We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact.  RIC operates University-wide across all ten Faculties and Chancellery. 

About the role

As Export Controls Officer, you will be reporting to the Associate Director, Research Governance and Quality. In the senior position you will be responsible for proactively developing, refining and implementing University–wide frameworks to support awareness of, and compliance with, the Defence Trade Controls Act, Autonomous Sanctions Act and other cognate schemes.

Significant synergies with Foreign Interference assessments and emerging imperatives under the University Foreign Interference Taskforce Guidelines mean that the scope and reach of this role is dynamic and evolving. 

Your day to day role will be diverse and encompass transactional-based advice work; regulatory compliance (including liaison with Commonwealth regulators for permits); input into law reform proposals; articulation of risk; education and training responsibilities and significant partner liaison and profile-raising activity.

About you

Your ability to engage proactively, be agile and demonstrate initiative will allow you to be successful in this role.

You will have: 

  1. Law degree, or post-graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience;
  2. Track-record of delivering a high-volume of complex, transaction-based advice;
  3. Experience in working collaboratively as part of a team, influencing stakeholders and profile-building of a shared service across business units;
  4. Capacity to understand and interpret technical and complex legislation, and provide relevant, plain English advice to a range of stakeholders, including at senior levels;
  5. Knowledge of the research context, in fields relevant to controlled dual use technologies (ie STEMM disciplines);
  6. Proven capability to provide successful service-orientated senior research administration and support, organisation and planning skills, attention to detail and a commitment to continuous improvement;
  7. Proven capability in the development and delivery of education and training materials to diverse academic and researcher audiences.


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits  


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

To view the Position Description and to apply: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/903221/export-controls-officer

Advertised: 10 Sep 2020 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 24 Sep 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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The University of Melbourne,, Vic, Australia








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