RCD Consulting


Ongoing PM Vacancy – DSS Level 2

This duty statement is an example of the skills and responsibilities expected at DSS Level 2 – Project Management. If you believe you have the requisite skills, please apply for this role and we’ll get in touch with you.


  • Policy:
    • Provide professional and policy advice in line with legislation, contract management policies, processes, and procedures.
    • Offer policy advice related to complex work.
    • Engage in Program/Project management and policy development.
  • Project Support Officer Specific:
    • Collaborate with Commonwealth project team members and support clearance through the Defence capability gate reviews in line with the One Defence Capability System.
    • Facilitate, create, and manage the delivery of acquisition and sustainment contracts.
    • Handle and maintain the Project Management Schedule.
    • Analyse, develop, and implement product management options.
    • Draft and aid in the development of documents, under PM guidance, including but not limited to:
      • Gate Submission documentation:
        • Joint Capability Needs Statement
        • Business Case
        • Sponsors paper/Dot Point/Blue Brief
        • Project Execution Strategy
        • Integrated Project Management Plan
        • Material Acquisition Agreement
      • Other Project management documentation:
        • CDRL responses (common and standalone)
        • Contract Change Proposals (CCPs)
        • Contract progress reports
        • Commercial sensitive reports
        • Project correspondence
    • Manage all risks and issues linked with the project and report these to the PM as required.
    • Handle risk and issues, organize workshops, maintain associated registers, and handle forward planning tasks.
    • Other/General tasks depending on the project may include:
      • Configuration management
      • Change management
      • Procurement activities
      • Hardware and licensing requirements
      • Contract management
      • Asset management
    • Organize Fundamental inputs to Capability.
    • Contribute to strategic planning.
    • Support Project or Program schedule development and management.
    • Coordinate information flows, manage group email inboxes, and demonstrate proficiency with Objective.
    • Familiarity with Defence software including but not limited to:
      • Capability One
      • Predict
      • MSOffice
      • MRM
      • PPRIP
      • Roman
      • Boris
      • SharePoint (listed twice in original, assuming once is sufficient)
      • MSTeams
    • Record meetings and their minutes.
    • Organize returns and set up agenda, presentations, rooms, and attendees for forums including IPMT, and Capability Management Boards.
    • Support audits and Program governance activities.
    • Handle task tracking and reporting.
    • Undertake regular project reporting and management of dashboards, i.e., PPRIP, Roman.
    • Engage in reviews, i.e., IARs.


  • Knowledge of the One Defence Capability System.
  • Proven experience of team collaboration in a multifaceted environment.
  • Exceptional communication and customer interaction skills.
  • Proficiency in negotiating and building relationships with stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with CASG processes.
  • Ability for strategic thinking and pinpointing risks.
  • Demonstrate initiative in making well-informed risk-based decisions and problem-solving.
  • Effective communication skills to inform and influence the decision-making of Project Managers and other senior personnel.


  • Relevant project management qualifications such as PMP, PRINCE2, AgilePM, or Scrum.
  • CLC – Defence Capability Lifecycle Management Course (Outdated).
  • Defence writing.

Job Requirements


Project Management Services and Support

Skill Level:

DSS Level 2

Clearance Level Required:

Baseline, NV1, NV2, PV, Unspecified



ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Unspecified

Remote Work?


Evaluation criteria response required for submission?