Director - Resilience and Recovery

$133,552 - $150,347 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 06 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Police, Military, Security, Fire, Emergency Services

Job Description

Full-time Temporary

Closes: 23 May 2022

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $133,552 - $150,347 plus superannuation
Position No: 57379
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 May 2022
Contact Officer: Dianne Gordon on or (02) 6205 3133

Details: The Security and Emergency Management Division within the Justice and Community Safety Directorate is seeking a motivated and professional Director, Resilience and Recovery.

The Security and Emergency Management Division is responsible for providing whole of government strategic advice, policy development and implementation in relation to security and emergency management matters.

The Director, Resilience and Recovery will be located within the Emergency Management Branch and interact across the Security and Governance Branches within the Division as well as with other ACT Government stakeholders.

About the position

The Director, Resilience and Recovery drives the development of policies and projects to strengthen the ACT’s whole of government capability in building resilience and recovering from disasters. The Director has direct responsibility for driving, designing, implementing and delivering specific projects and programs which support the functions of the Directorate with existing and emerging initiatives in disaster resilience and recovery. They will be required to maintain a high level understanding of contemporary recovery and emergency management concepts, government policy, stakeholder’s interests and priorities and remain across current and emerging issues.

The Director will establish and sustain positive and collaborative long-term relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders within the ACT public sector, private sector stakeholders, the ACT community and nationally. The Director is also responsible for development and delivery of briefings and strategic advice to Senior Officials and the ACT Executive on resilience and recovery matters.

Under the limited direction of the Senior Director and Executive Branch Manager, the Director manages priorities and work practices to achieve goals and output in line with the Directorates’ objectives related to building and strengthening ACT Government and ACT community disaster resilience and recovery management. This will require well developed written and verbal communication and time management skills and ability to liaise and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders. Additionally, the position requires sound decision making and project management skills as well as ability to respond effectively to business needs and meet tight time frames.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, veterans, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Proven experience in managing development and implementation of programs or projects
  • Sound knowledge of territory emergency management legislation, arrangements and practices
  • Ability to manage self and staff in high pressure environments
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours including weekends to support the emergency management arrangements of the ACT.

Compliance Requirements/Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have, or ability to obtain, a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance


  • Well-developed skills in writing government briefs and papers.
  • Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in a related field or equivalent experience in recovery and/or emergency management.

Note: This is a temporary position available from 01 July 2022 until 30 June 2023. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. A merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Current and former ADF members are encouraged to apply.

The position is required to work remotely or in hybrid arrangement (home and office). The office is an activity-based working (ABW) environment. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Applications must include:

  • A written response (a pitch) of no more than three A4 pages which:
  • demonstrates that you have the capabilities outlined in the ‘What you require’ section of the position description, and
  • outlines why you believe you are suitable for the position.
  • your curriculum vitae; and
  • contact details of two referees with a thorough knowledge of your work performance.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

23 May, 2022