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Managers (various positions), Executive Level 2, Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA)

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Executive Level 2

About the team

The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) is a newly established Commonwealth Agency located in Adelaide, South Australia. Officers joining ARWA have a unique opportunity to lead and shape the future of Australia’s expertise in radioactive waste.

If you are a strong leader with experience working across corporate functions who would like a unique and rare opportunity to play a key role in establishing a new agency, we want to hear from you!

The opportunities

We have two senior roles to fill which will be instrumental in ensuring ARWA has the appropriate corporate functions in place when it transitions to a stand-alone non-corporate Commonwealth entity in July 2022.

We are looking for individuals with extensive expertise across the following corporate functions:

  • human resources
  • finance/procurement
  • property
  • information technology and information management
  • risk and compliance


We are seeking adaptive and self-driven leaders to work collaboratively across all functions of ARWA. You will model and promote a culture of safety and security, and demonstrate high-level negotiation, liaison, and stakeholder engagement skills. As a new agency, all managers are expected be future focussed and to have the ability to develop capability within ARWA to ensure continued growth.

Manager, Corporate Services Download File Manager Corporate Services.docx

The Manager, Corporate Services in partnership with the CEO and senior executives will manage the agency’s core operational functions including people, finance and procurement and provide cross-functional support to risk, compliance, corporate governance and parliamentary activities. You will work collaboratively with the Manager, Property and Information Management and Technology and the Manager, Occupational Safety and Security to deliver the full suite of corporate functions.

As the leader of ARWA’s corporate functions you will be responsible for overseeing service level agreements and shared services arrangements to ensure they meet the agency’s requirements. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the legislative requirements that apply to financial and human resource activities to ensure ARWA meets its corporate obligations.

Manager, Property, Information Management and Technology Download File Manager Property Information Management and Technology.docx

The Manager, Property, Information Management and Technology in partnership with the CEO and senior executives will manage the agency’s core operational functions including property, information management and technology. You will be appointed as the Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for providing cyber security leadership in accordance with cyber security policies and guidelines.

You will also lead and manage the development, establishment and implementation of a protected network using cloud solutions to deliver long term robust and innovative ICT solutions. As a key deliverable for this role, you will have experience implementing a protected network and demonstrate a high level understanding of associated dependencies, risks and criticalities.


To be eligible for employment in the Australian Public Service and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, of which the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency is part, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or be granted Australian Citizenship before commencement. You may be asked to provide evidence of this.
  • Undertake a pre-employment security assessment and subsequent security clearance.
  • Successful candidates may be required to undergo an agency suitability assessment.

Security Clearance

These roles require staff to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting level 1 security clearance.  If you are offered a role and do not have a current security clearance, we will work with you to arrange for this to be undertaken. 


These roles are based in Adelaide.

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. 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. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align 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 Gail Treverrow, Assistant Manager, Workforce via or 02 6102 9934.

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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