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Department of Health
Position Level: 
SES Band 1
Woden - ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
11 December 2019
To event remaining 2 days


The Department of Health (the department) is seeking talented and experienced executives to join its senior leadership team to help ensure that we respond to current and emerging challenges to the health of Australians, our health and aged care system, and the government’s objectives in relation to sport. We work as a team to develop and implement coherent, connected and evidence-based responses.

As an Assistant Secretary you will support the Secretary and executive team in the leadership and direction setting of the department. Successful candidates will be highly-motivated leaders with outstanding program management and organisational change experience and strategic vision.

Several opportunities exist for SES Band 1 positions within the Information Technology Division. You will be responsible for contributing to a range of complex IT and program management issues, providing insights and strategic direction to enhance IT capabilities to promote creativity and innovation to meet the needs of the department.

You will provide strategic advice to transform the department's platforms and processes, experimenting with new and responsive solutions and acting as a trusted technology advisor. In addition, you will also develop financial sustainability of IT solutions and services to ensure the delivery is valuable and supports the whole-of-government workflows and processes and ensuring the customer is at the centre of everything we do. Influencing and developing strategic engagements with key stakeholders to create synergies across the Department, consistently delivering and adapting to emerging priorities.

Relevant Experience:
To be a strong contender for these important and challenging roles you will need to be forward thinking, self-motivated, resilient and adept at building relationships in a large, complex and fast-paced environment. You will be able to contribute to and communicate the strategic direction of the department. Your strong leadership credentials and ability to engender trust and respect will be complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on results and the ability to resolve complex issues in a public sector context, including by winning support, marshalling resources and leveraging relationships. With extensive management experience at an executive level you will be experienced in providing strategic leadership and direction, and building the capability of your team and the department more broadly.


Appropriate tertiary qualifications will be well regarded.

To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made.

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:

  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check, and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
  • Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
  • Providing evidence of qualifications (where required).
  • Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at the required level (where required).

For this role applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.

These jobs are advertised under Affirmative Measure provisions and are only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. To be eligible to apply under these provisions, applicants must confirm their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.


Applications close 11:30PM AEDT.

Applicants should quote reference number 19-ITD-AM-2019 to assist when making an enquiry.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

For more information: 
Blayne O’Hara, EQV Associates
1300 565 010
Position number: 
19-ITD-AM-2019 | Several Positions