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Defence Vacancy N.N. 10579192
Department of Defence Closing date: Sunday, 5 August 2012
Job Title: Chief Information Officer
Division: Chief Information Officer Group
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Canberra
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 3
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: CIOG/04176/12
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Department of Defence CIO is one of the largest and arguably the most complex ICT role in Australia and the region. The CIO has responsibility for the architecture, integrity and evolution of all ICT systems within Defence (other than those forming an integral part of specialist military equipment).

The CIO will lead the whole of Defence ICT Strategic Reform Program now underway. This seeks to radically reform ICT delivery to the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) as Defence moves to a Single Information Environment through a series of major innovations.

To be considered for this role, applicants must have a track record of leading a significant and complex business or government technology related organisation through innovative change and reform. Strong leadership and influencing skills will be evident from how they have delivered reform outcomes and managed risk.

High calibre candidates will have substantial leadership and management experience at senior executive level gained in a large and complex operating environment. They will have demonstrable achievements in motivating people to deliver excellent results in a demanding and fast-paced environment. They will have the resilience and capability to handle uncertainty, change and ambiguity in the formulation, integration, and implementation of ICT strategies.

This is a demanding role which will offer immense satisfaction to those with the required track record, capabilities, executive demeanour and collaborative behaviour and values.


To be eligible for employment with Defence, applicants must be an Australian citizen.

The preferred applicant will be required to successfully undergo the security clearance vetting process at a specified clearance level. The preferred applicant MUST be willing to disclose all relevant and required information.


To apply please email Applications should address the selection criteria and include a current resume. A concurrent executive search is being conducted.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

May be negotiated for a period of up to five years

To Apply

Position Contact: Dr Marianne Broadbent, (03) 8626 0600
Apply Address:
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 PS29-Thu - 19 Jul 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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