First listed on: 03 November 2023
Contract Manager 

Canberra - ACT
$88,175 - $100,724 (APS 6) plus Super and 10% BDCP

The Role
Are you a highly motivated leader who wishes to make genuine impact for Defence outcomes?

Are you seeking an exciting and rewarding role that will challenge and develop your capabilities?

If yes, join the Directorate of Centralised Processing & Applications Sustainment (DCPAS) within the Information, Communication and Technology Commercial and Business Services Branch (ICTCBSB).DCPAS seeks talented and motivated candidates to join our team to support the achievement of Defence’s strategic outcomes.

As a member of the DCPAS team, the successful applicants will enable the branch and CIOG to meet the current and future demands of Defence. DCPAS is responsible for the management and strategic alignment of a number of Defence’s tier 1 ICT vendors through the means of vendor management, commercial engagement, procurement and governance.

We are seeking a high performing APS 6 to work across a range of commercial and services-based roles. These include procurement and contracting, contract management, vendor management of large ICT providers, and commercial governance roles.

The additional payment is a Building Defence Capability Payment (BDCP) which enables Defence to provide a premium, in addition to the rate of salary otherwise payable under the Enterprise Agreement (EA) to some or all of the jobs within a critical occupation(s) or discipline within a workplace. Applicants engaged into a BDCP position must consider the following. BDCPs provide remuneration in addition to the Defence Enterprise Agreement (EA).

This arrangement is subject to meeting eligibility criteria and is subject to annual review. Should your performance fall beyond requirements or the eligibility criteria not be met, your eligibility for the BDCP may be reviewed and ceased. It may also be ceased should you change positions or the requirement for the BDCP is no longer necessary, as determined by Defence. Should the BDCP be ceased you will be advised and your BDCP additional payment will cease.

About our Team
ICTCBS is responsible for a wide range of commercial activities across an ICT portfolio of over $1billion. Working in ICTCBS will allow you to contribute your commercial expertise to some of the most technically demanding and complex ICT transformation projects being undertaken in Australia.

Our branch strives to be a trusted commercial partner and enables optimum supplier relationships through sustainable partnership with industry to support and protect the delivery of CIOG services. We are an industry leader in achieving value for money by implementing contemporary, flexible and pragmatic relationships with our vendors in the delivery of large-scale complex services. We aim to continually improve and strive for a culture that seeks to innovate and learn from the best in the industry.

Our branch prides itself on our positive work and learning culture. Our people are important to us and fundamental to everything we do. We offer tailored professional development opportunities and progression pathways to our staff. We provide the flexibility to juggle life and work through flexible arrangements and hybrid working models. We celebrate our successes, recognise and reward high performance, and support each other.

Our Ideal Candidate
DCPAS is interested in attracting skilled and dedicated commercial contract, vendor and procurement professionals with the drive to achieve value for money and who have a passion for doing so. Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in vendor, procurement, contract management or in related fields, such as project management
  • Dedicated to achieving outcomes to meet business needs
  • Able to draft and review contracting correspondence including complex, commercially sensitive reports, change proposals and other documents
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues, supervisors, stakeholders and subject matter experts to resolve complex contracting problems
  • Experienced in coordination and management of specialist advice including financial, governance and legislative frameworks.

The successful candidate will gain in-depth skills and experience in a commercial ICT environment that is highly sought after in both the public and private sector. You will be provided with learning opportunities to further enhance your skills in a flexible and adaptable workplace.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 12 November 2023

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CIOG/10168/23 on


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