First listed on: 09 November 2018

Assistant Secretary Program Management

The Department of Defence is seeking to fill the Senior Executive Service Band 1 position of the Assistant Secretary Program Management in the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. The position is based in Canberra.

The Assistant Secretary Program Management is responsible for engagement of all project management related practitioners across Defence, particularly within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. This position leads the implementation of the Program Management Centre of Expertise and is responsible for the matrix management of over 1000 program and project management professionals.

The ultimate aim of the role is to enable the delivery of military capability to the Australian Defence Force by ensuring the provision of the right person, with the right skills, at the right time. To achieve this, the leader must deliver and implement contemporary policy and practice, lead the governance and assurance of project, product and program management and the provide professionalisation of the members within the Centre of Expertise.

In accordance with the Defence Leadership Behaviours, to be a strong contender for this position, you will be a flexible and collaborative leader who is prepared to take calculated risks. You will be resilient, have proven high level communication skills and be personally accountable for the quality of advice and the delivery of results. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives, and have the courage to challenge the status quo when it does not serve the required outcome.

The remuneration package includes superannuation, an Executive Vehicle allowance and, where applicable, relocation expenses. The salary component for this position may be negotiated with the successful candidate within the Defence Senior Executive Service Band 1 salary range.

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. To be eligible for ongoing appointment, an applicant must be, or intend to become, a permanent Australian citizen. This position is a security-designated position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment to the appropriate level.

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first reviewing the selection documentation, please telephone Traci-Ann Byrnes, First Assistant Secretary Program Performance on (02) 6266 0132.

Applicant information packs, including selection criteria and application instructions, can be obtained by visiting Applications close at 11:30pm (AEST) Sunday, 25 November 2018.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on 02 6265 1742.


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