Risk Officer Selection Criteria

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The client was working for a large Federal Government agency and wanted to extend his experience within the same agency by applying for a higher role. To apply for the position of Risk Officer, the client was required to provide a 700-word key selection criteria response outlining their skills and experience and ability to meet the following requirements of the role;

  • has an in-depth understanding of risk management frameworks to analyse and interpret data to provide advice on complex queries
  • has strong problem-solving skills and identifies opportunities to improve the client experience
  • is a confident communicator who can engage and tailor information to a variety of audiences
  • mentors and guides team members and can review the quality of work
  • is knowledgeable in tax and superannuation laws and can interpret them to provide advice and recommendations
  • has tertiary qualifications or experience in intelligence or related finance/business discipline or has industry or government experience in a corporate advisory, commercial or risk-related role

To put together this application, I engaged the client in a discussion to ensure he had relevant examples and experience for each point.  I made certain he provided me with a clear Situation, Task, Action and Result for each example to enable me to put together the responses using the STAR model.

As he had a considerable amount of experience relevant to the role, I was faced with the challenge of capturing and presenting the information within only 700 words. I, therefore, used short and concise paragraphs including examples that addressed each selection criteria point.


I am confident that the client presents as a strong applicant for this role and look forward to hearing back from the client.