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Assistant Manager - Automation, Executive Level 1, Corporate

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the Branch

The Ministerial and Shared Services Branch within the Corporate Division of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS), is the central point of Ministerial and Parliamentary liaison, coordination and support, and is also responsible for the department’s implementation of the whole of government Shared Services Program.

The Shared Services Program is a key part of the Government’s vision for a smaller, smarter and more productive and sustainable public sector and aims to ensure the Australian Public Service (APS) is better positioned to respond to future challenges by transforming traditional operating models. DIIS Shared Services is committed to being a service provider of choice and currently offers Payroll, Finance and related contact centre services. The branch is fast-paced and agile and works as a cohesive unit to deliver high quality, efficient and cost effective corporate services.

The department and the branch offers rewarding careers for customer-focused, excellence-orientated professionals, including ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. The department has a strong focus on inclusion and wellbeing.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will have:

  • excellent leadership skills and experience, including the ability to identify, and collaboratively implement, change
  • proven experience of successfully delivering quality solutions in high pressure, structured environments using standard project management techniques and disciplines
  • experience in liaising with a broad range of stakeholders to communicate project progress, issues, risks and solutions
  • ability to hold meetings and ensure attendees remain focussed on achieving objectives
  • adaptability and flexibility to evolve methodologies and procedures for continuous improvement.

A background in software delivery and experience using Blue Prism is desirable

What you will do

The Assistant Manager, Automation leads a small team responsible for the development and implementation of robotic process automation.  This is an exciting new role in our Shared Services landscape which will evolve over time.

Initially, duties will include:

  • leading a small and dynamic team of process automators
  • establishing and monitoring process automation frameworks and controls
  • engaging with business areas to identify, prioritise and deliver automated business processes
  • building automation capability within the team
  • working with ICT to identify and address automation issues
  • working in collaboration with our software partners to ensure excellent automation outcomes
  • understanding system and business change cycles to ensure automated processes are proactively amended to reflect changes
  • identifying and manage risks and dependencies and effectively manage these across internal departments and the automation software as necessary.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Keryn Valeri, Manager shared Services Payroll and Development at  or 02 6102 9565.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.  If you require some assistance with your application please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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