Managers - Technology and Digital Division

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Any location in Australia
Categories: Policy, Executive Level 2

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the team

The Technology and Digital Division helps Australia and Australians get the best out of technology to support the national interest.

We lead whole of government policy on critical technologies, economy-wide digital policy and develop and implement policies on emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and quantum.

We engage closely with Government, industry and other stakeholders in our work, and we also support Australia’s international engagement on digital economy and technology issues.

We are looking to fill a number of Executive Level 2 positions in the Division. We are active in our use of flexible work arrangements and we are open to a job sharing option for the position. 

The Division is currently based in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Canberra, although candidates in other locations may be considered.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidates will:

  • Lead a high performing team to deliver innovative technology policy and projects that support Australia’s national interest
  • Be agile and able to thrive in a complex and dynamic working environment
  • Be an outstanding collaborator with demonstrated experience working across government and with stakeholders
  • Have strong conceptual, analytical and communication skills

We are seeking applications from all backgrounds so you do not need to have specialist digital and technology skills. Experience in developing government policy, Cabinet process and/or international engagement would be an advantage, but is not essential.

What you will do

As a Manager within the Technology and Digital Division you will:

  • Provide leadership for a team
  • Demonstrate your exemplary collaboration and communication skills in developing technology or digital policy or leading international engagement, especially your ability to communicate with influence
  • Apply your high-level strategic abilities to synthesise material from a diverse range of sources into a strategic view of critical technologies or digital policy.
  • Lead policy development in critical or digital technologies, including cabinet and budget process
  • Represent the department as we work with stakeholders, including those from industry, researchers and government
  • Contribute to the Division as a great place to work and a great place to work with


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

These positions require at least a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. Please note your security clearance in your application.


A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

The department does currently offer flexible work opportunities for many roles. Please reach out to the contact officer to discuss this further.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch in no more than 750 words.

Candidates will be assessed against the following capabilities:

Adaptive Leadership - Leaders who can support teams and individuals to navigate the uncertainty inherent in ambiguous or complex situations and to achieve high performance, create the environments to enable continuous adaptation and create safe spaces for producing innovation and engaging productively with risk.

Engagement and Partnering - The ability to communicate with influence, engage and foster relationships, convene and facilitate constructive interactions between diverse stakeholders, persuade and move others towards a shared goal.

Complex Problem Solving - The capacity to garner insights, shape and define complex problems, use critical thinking, think laterally or ‘out of the box’, invent, innovate, link different data and information sources to drive insight, perform strategic analysis and be mentally agile.

Attitudes and Perceptions - Is comfortable with and can utilise the flexible mental modes and behaviours required to thrive in environments characterised by volatility and complexity; including resilience, growth mindset and curiosity.

Digital Dexterity - Skills that complement digital technologies and data to drive effective Government policy and workplace outcomes.

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

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact Information

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Louise Talbot via email at or on 0439 460 833.

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