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Assistant Director, Executive Level 1, Capability, Projects & Strategy

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

About the team

As part of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission) is an independent Commission, responsible for administering Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system. Specifically, the Commission undertakes complex investigations (and related operational activities) into claims of dumping and subsidisation made by an Australian Industry applicant. The investigations include examination of the alleged dumping and subsidies, the injury suffered by the Australian industry concerned, and the causal link between the dumping or subsidy and the injury found.

These investigations and related inquiries require the Commission to work closely with a range of stakeholders, including Australian manufacturers and importers, as well as foreign exporters and governments.

The Commission’s priorities are to:

  • Promote fairer international trade through undertaking rigorous and evidence based anti-dumping and countervailing investigations and other related operational activities, in accordance with the Customs Act 1901 and the Customs Tariff Anti-Dumping Act 1975.
  • Contribute to a level playing field for Australian industry by providing an accessible, efficient and effective anti-dumping and countervailing system.
  • Maintain confidence of stakeholders as users of the system through effective domestic and international policy and practice advocacy.
  • Maintain strong international engagement through administering Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system in line with WTO obligations.

You will work as part of a small team within the Capability, Projects & Strategy Unit, responsible for the design, development and delivery of a whole-of-Commission approach to capability, projects and strategy, in support of the Commissioner and the wider ADC Senior Executive Group as a trusted advisor. Under broad direction, you will apply your experience, skills and capabilities in a range of professional disciplines including project management, delivery and implementation; business process improvement and change management; organisational planning, design and strategy; workplace culture; learning and development; training facilitation; recruitment; and business strategy.

Our ideal candidate

You will work in a collaborative, respectful and inclusive manner, demonstrating strong personal leadership and the highest standards of integrity to cultivate productive working relationships with staff of the Commission, the department and external consultants on various projects, continuous improvement and change management initiatives.

To undertake this role you will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate, liaise with, and positively influence stakeholders.
  • An ability to proactively lead various projects and work programs, highly autonomously and with a considerable degree of independence, leadership, sound decision making and judgment to deliver quality outcomes.
  • An ability to lead and manage multiple priorities, and adapt effectively to evolving demands.
  • Strong understanding of performance and culture, and the requisite enablers of high performance and a positive workplace culture.
  • Well-developed capability to think critically, laterally and strategically to devise impactful and holistic solutions; build capability and strengthen the performance and culture of the organisation and resolve complex problems, whilst working collaboratively across diverse business units and functions.
  • Display personal resilience, high level skills in leading and inspiring others, and an ability to lead and manage through ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to continuous improvement with an ability to lead and deliver effective change.
  • Highly developed influencing and relationship management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft software suite.
  • High standards of professionalism, personal leadership and integrity.
  • The ability to apply or quickly acquire knowledge and expertise of departmental policy and legislative obligations relating to procurement and recruitment.
  • The ability to apply or quickly acquire a strong working understanding of Australia’s legislative and policy framework in relation to trade policy and the anti-dumping and countervailing system, as well as knowledge of Australia’s international agreement obligations and role in the WTO to improve the overall capability function of the Commission.

What you will do

Specifically, this role requires you to:

  • Lead and manage various projects and continuous improvement/change management initiatives.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for enhancing the Commission’s internal policies, processes and practices to promote ongoing operational efficiencies.
  • Design, develop and manage capability programs.
  • Prepare training material, minute papers, correspondence, project documentation, reports, internal and external presentations and proposal papers.
  • Negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes
  • Develop and administer plans, procedures and process maps.
  • Apply a working understanding of the technical aspects of dumping, subsidy, injury and causation issues to improve existing processes and business practices.
  • Appropriately handle a range of highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Build and maintain networks with government, industry and international stakeholders in line with the APS Values and Code of Conduct and departmental policies.


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.


Tertiary qualifications or extensive experience in business, international trade, project management, human resources or management are highly desirable. 

How to apply

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

You are required to complete your application online. In no more than 750 words, provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. You should try and align your application to the job description.

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 Kim Le on (03) 8539 2488 or via email at

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 is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please 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.

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