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Head of the Task Force on the Northern Australia Agenda, SES Band 1

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Employment type: Temporary
Location: Darwin
Categories: SES Band 1

Expressions of interest are being sought for an exceptional leader to join the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to lead the Task Force developing the Government’s Northern Australia Agenda. This is a non‑ongoing opportunity available for an initial period of 12 months.

Our department drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business entrepreneurialism.

As Head of the Task Force you will:

  • lead a high-performing team to develop a refreshed agenda for Northern Australia, encompassing industry, infrastructure, skills, indigenous development and investment
  • work with stakeholders to ensure the refreshed agenda meets expectations and needs of communities across the north
  • engage effectively across the Commonwealth Government, and with the governments of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland, in the development of concrete actions under the refreshed agenda
  • drive economic development across northern Australia through the refreshed agenda and associated activities.

To be a contender for this role, you understand the challenges faced in northern Australia and the development needs of the north.  You will have strong skills in bringing stakeholders together – all levels of governments, non-government organisations and the private sector – to achieve a shared vision and implement policies to further the development of northern Australia.

We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and experience relating to northern Australia and economic development. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and better outcomes for Australia.

For a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Sam Reinhardt on (02) 6102 8859.

Applications close (11.55pm AEDT) Sunday, 2 February 2020.

Eligibility

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

Security Clearance

This position requires a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

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.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application including the contact details of two referees. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Sam Reinhardt on (02) 6102 8859 or via Sam.Reinhardt@industry.gov.au

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 recruitment@industry.gov.au or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

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.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.

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

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Applications close: AUS Central Standard Time

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