Executive Officer to the Director-General

$153,041 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Executive and Management

Job Description

Full-time Temporary

Closes: 30 November 2021

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $153,041 - $153,041 plus superannuation
Position No: 46479
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 November 2021
Contact Officer: Michael Mahar on michael.mahar@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0494

Details: The Education Directorate is seeking a highly talented individual for the role of Executive Officer to the Director-General. The Executive Officer works under limited direction to establish and maintain positive relationships across the Education Directorate and ACT Public Service and with education stakeholders to quickly develop an understanding of complex policy and operational matters to provide high-level advice to the Director-General. The position will suit a flexible operator who can work quickly and exercise strong judgement in relation to operational, policy and governance matters.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

  1. Provide high level strategic advice to the Director-General, Executive and the Minister about administrative and operational matters including issues management.
  2. Prepare and quality assure briefings, correspondence, reports, presentations and speaking points to a high standard.
  3. Plan and manage cross directorate projects and projects identified by the Director-General.
  4. Support the Director-General at executive meetings, governance committees and other high level forums, including the provision of advice and/or representing the Director General at meetings as required.
  5. Ensure continuous improvement of the administrative policy and practice of the Office of the Director-General, promoting effective and efficient operations, budget oversight, and coordination across the executive team.
  6. Oversee the Director-General’s stakeholder engagement.
  7. Manage a small team and work closely with other executive offices across the Directorate to ensure seamless and consistent support is provided to the Directorates senior executive team.

Notes: This is a temporary opportunity available for four months commencing in January 2022. This position is available to ACT Government officers and employees only.

In accordance with the Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021, all ACT Education Directorate employees working in the following education settings will be required to provide evidence of their ability to comply with the public health direction, including having received a current course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or holding an approved exemption (where applicable):

  • Schools that cater for children under 12 (preschool to year six schools).
  • Specialist schools.
  • Flexible learning programs.
  • Early childhood education and care services (including out of school hours care).
  • Preschool to year ten schools where they share a campus with those younger years.

High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.

How to Apply: Submit a two-page statement responding to the Professional and Technical Skills, and Knowledge and Behavioural Capabilities listed in the Position Description along with a curriculum vitae containing details of two referees (one of whom is a current supervisor).

Applications should be sent to the Contact Officer.

Job Closing Date

30 Nov, 2021