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Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum Audit and Investigations Officer

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Job Ref:  60180095
Employer:  Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (NT)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Palmerston City NT 0830, Australia (Show on map)



Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Work Unit

Infrastructure, Investment and Contracts Division

Job Title

Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum Audit and  Investigations Officer


Administrative Officer 7

Job Type

Full Time


Fixed for 12 Months


$104,237 - $112,138



Position Number







Jessica Frape on 08 8946 5260 or

Agency Information  

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

Not applicable to this vacancy.

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Primary Objective:  Review claims for payment and provide high level reports and recommendations in a timely manner to verify the Contractor’s conformance with applicable Northern Territory Government (NTG) contractual obligations for construction projects and legislative requirements.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Undertake detailed compliance and performance focused reviews and analysis of claims for payment and contractual performance against NTG legislative requirements and contractual obligations for construction projects, particularly those involving the Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum (IEPS).

2.     Provide advice and investigative support in relation to alleged fraud, bribery and/or corruption occurrences generally and/or in relation to the application of the IEPS and prepare technical findings reports for the Director and/or drafting of Expert Accounting Reports as evidence for Court.

3.     Provide high level advice to the Inter-Agency Taskforce and other Government bodies.

4.     Develop financial models and calculations to verify contractor conformance and compliance with the requirements of the IEPS and manage collected digital evidence, documentation and chain-of-custody; maintaining highly detailed project-related notes and documentation.

5.     Undertake regional visits to conduct reviews and deliver information sessions to internal staff and industry groups.


Selection Criteria:


1.     High level organisation skills and proven ability to manage priorities and deliver quality outcomes in a constantly changing environment with tight deadlines.

2.     Demonstrated personal attributes including an astute and sensitive approach to working in a complex and challenging business environment, demonstrated drive and enthusiasm, commitment, self-motivation, ability to work independently, willingness to take responsibility and strong ethical values.

3.     Well-developed oral and written communication skills and the ability to develop policies, guidelines, procedures and reports which convey complex concepts and provide clear and succinct recommendations and opinions, and a high level experience in financial modelling (Excel).

4.     Solid knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying accounting standards and extensive experience in contracts, procurement, and financial management (including an understanding of GST implications).

5.     Demonstrated ability to deal with a range of stakeholders in a politically sensitive environment and interact with people from diverse cultures.

6.     High level of personal integrity, ability to manage confidential information and demonstrated sensitivity to political and cross-cultural organisational issues as they relate to the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL).



1.     A Bachelor degree qualification in finance, business, accounting or related discipline relevant to the role.

2.     A sound knowledge of the structure and business, including contract management, of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.


Further Information: The recommended applicant may be required to undergo a criminal history check (a criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history).

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