Director - Digital Service Policy

$133,552 - $150,347 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 10 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Information and Communications Technology Legal Services

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 24 May 2022

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $133,552 - $150,347 plus superannuation
Position No: 52982
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 May 2022
Contact Officer: Jerome Freestone on or (02) 6207 7783

Details: Through the ACT Digital Strategy, ACT Government has articulated its intent to support a more connected Canberra, taking advantage of advances in technology and data to make life better for Canberrans and the businesses that employ them. The Strategy challenges government to innovate, make the most of opportunities arising from the evolution of technology, and further improve the quality of life for all Canberrans. It sets out a plan of action and makes a range of commitments to the ACT community based on the following timeless principles:

  • People in our community are at the centre of everything we do, from policy making to city planning and service delivery
  • The data we collect and protect is used and shared transparently, to make better decisions and enhance the wellbeing of people
  • Design and co-design is how we manage change and ensure results are achieved
  • Strategic, open relationships with a wide range of industry groups creates greater value for the community.

ACT Digital, an agency of the Digital, Data and Technology Solutions Division of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, functions at the cutting edge in applying these principles, engaging the community in co-design processes to establish convenient, user-friendly, and intuitive digital service experiences.

In breaking new (digital) ground, we are also challenging the status quo, proposing, and establishing new policies and practices to ensure services are appropriately designed and fit for purpose. Which is why we are looking for someone to join the ACT Digital Executive team and work with business areas from across government and other jurisdictions to develop and provide high-quality, evidence-based policy advice and documentation on issues of relevance to the ongoing design, evolution, and delivery of ACT Government’s digital services.

If you are experienced in development of community focused policy outcomes, understand and appreciate the ways in which technology contributes to improving wellbeing and quality of life, and can think outside the square to appropriately challenge accepted norms, then we would encourage you to submit an application for this opportunity.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Experience and/or knowledge of working within a dynamic service delivery context is highly desirable. Relevant tertiary qualifications are desirable.

Notes: This position is based in a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Suitability for this position will be assessed based on the skills, knowledge and behaviour required to successfully deliver against the duties and responsibilities of the role and will be assessed against the Selection Criteria identified in the Position Description. If you believe you have the required skills, drive, and know ‘what it takes’ to be successful in role supporting trans-formative change, please take the time to send us a copy of your curriculum vitae, including contact details of two referees, along with a ‘pitch’ of no more than two pages responding to the Selection Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.

Touching base with the contact officer to discuss the duties of the position is highly recommended.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

24 May, 2022