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Social Services Vacancy N.N. 10577582
Department of Social Services Closing date: Monday, 30 July 2012
Job Title: Branch Manager
Branch: Various Branches
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Tuggeranong, Woden
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions

Job Description


As a Branch Manager (SES Band 1), you will play a significant role in contributing to the overall strategic direction of the Department, including delivering reform and driving policy change. You will lead and manage a Branch; determine and be accountable for objectives, priorities and task allocation; represent the Department at high-level discussions and negotiations with key stakeholders and outside organisations; as part of the Group’s senior leadership team, work closely with the Group Manager and the Department’s Executive and contribute to strategic direction setting; and promote workplace practices consistent with Departmental policy and in accordance with APS values and leadership behaviours.


Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing quoting Ref. No. 321. Further information can be obtained by contacting either Karina Duffey or Tricia Searson on (02) 6232 2200.

About Department of Social Services 

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has its national office in Canberra and employs around 2,350 staff in locations around Australia.

DSS delivers policies and programs that touch on the lives of almost every Australian, making it the Department of choice for people who want to make a difference. We also manage a significant proportion of the Federal Budget and have responsibility for major Government initiatives like the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Family Support Program.

The diversity of our staff is very important to us. We welcome and actively encourage applications from people with disability, women, and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery. We welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Selection documents are also available on our website, under the heading 'Careers in DSS'. Hearing or speech impaired applicants may obtain selection documentation via the department's TTY number 1800 260 402.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Karina Duffey, (02) 6232 2200
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS27-Thu - 05 Jul 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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