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General Manager, Senior Executive Band 1, Industry Growth Division

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: SES Band 1

About the team

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team at the Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 level. The General Manager of the Advanced Technologies Branch will report directly to the Head of the Industry Growth Division.

The Industry Growth Division is positioned at the forefront of the technology and digital transformation occurring across Australian industry. The Division advises on policies to grow industry sectors, smooth industry transition, and to take advantage of future industry opportunities around disruptive technologies.

In the General Manager role of the Advanced Technologies Branch, you will provide senior leadership to a branch of the division and be a key member of the division’s executive team. You will contribute to the strategic direction of the department, delivering reform and driving change. The role requires a highly skilled, innovative, results orientated person with the motivation to make a difference. 

Our ideal candidate

The successful applicant will be highly motivated with exceptional management and leadership skills. You will work collaboratively with senior staff in the department, its Executive, the Minister, and other key stakeholders across the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, and in the private sector.

As General Manager, you will be part of the department's senior leadership team and will contribute to corporate management, and interdepartmental and external liaison and negotiations. You will be expected to model and promote the principles and activities of an inclusive workplace.

What you will do

As the leader of the Advanced Technologies Branch you will be responsible for policy:

  • on the application of technologies such as Industry 4.0, robotics and automation to the industrial sector in Australia
  • on Advanced Manufacturing, Mining Equipment Technology and Services, and Medical and Biotechnology, including oversight for four of the six Industry Growth Centres (AMGC, METSIgnited, NERA and MTPConnect) and
  • discharging the duties of the Australian Industry Participation Authority for both major projects under the Australian Jobs Act (2013), and in relation to Australian industry participation in Australian Government procurements, grants and loans.

Please see the Candidate Information Kit, Industry Growth.docx for more information about the role and the department.


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

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or a minimum of 5 years' experience in a senior leadership role.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


The Department will also use this recruitment process to develop a merit list which it may draw upon for future Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 level positions.  

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

Using the information provided about the role and the person outlined above, tell us, in one page or less, about the value you would bring to the role.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system, prior to the closing date. Along with your application you should also upload a CV which provides information about your work history. You will not be able to edit or submit your application once the closing time has passed and late applications will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances.

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 Amy Mackenzie on or 02 6102 9285.

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, or need this in an alternative format, 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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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