Senior Director / Executive Officer

$155,107 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Science and Technology Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 25 May 2022

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $155,107 plus superannuation
Position No: 33922
Directorate: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 May 2022
Contact Officer: Ben Ponton on or (02) 6205 4341


The Directorate
The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) has responsibility within the ACT for policy development relating to climate change, heritage, land, planning, energy and water, land information and place names, together with regulatory responsibilities for development and building applications, surveying, nature conservation and environment protection. EPSDD serves the government to provide the highest possible quality of services to the people of Canberra, with the objective of securing a sustainable future for the ACT and its community.

Brief description of the Branch
The Director-General is looking for an experienced person to join his office in the position of Senior Director/Executive Officer. The Office of the Director-General provides strategic support to the Director-General and Deputy Directors-General undertaking high level coordination, liaison, research and reporting and providing advice on specific issues relating to EPSDD, portfolio Ministers and the ACT community. The position will work closely with the Government Services team to manage briefings, Cabinet and Assembly items for the Director-General.

Brief description of the role and its requirements
The position is fast paced and a key leadership role where you can apply your policy knowledge, engage in problem solving and manage sensitive and complex issues every day. The position manages the support team within the Office of the Director-General and Deputy Directors-General. The successful applicant will also be required to provide high quality liaison on behalf of the Director-General with the Head of Service’s Office, other Directorates, Minister’s Offices, stakeholders and community as required.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to broaden their skillset and gain an understanding of the wider EPSDD portfolio. The position provides great exposure to a range of issues and topics both within our EPSDD portfolio and throughout Government.
This position also manages Secretariat functions for the Executive Management Board, the Planning and Infrastructure Sub-Committee of Strategic Board and various Director-General led meetings.

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, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Notes: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Please provide a current curriculum vitae and a two page pitch demonstrating how your skills, experience and knowledge align to the Selection Criteria, while outlining why you want this role.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

25 May, 2022