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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10581934
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Closing date: Monday, 3 September 2012
Job Title: Assistant Secretary
Division: Office of Work and Family
Branch: Social Inclusion Unity and Office of the Not-For-Profit-Sector
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Barton
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 2012/072 | NP

Job Description


Office of Work and Family is seeking Applications from suitably skilled and experienced staff for the Assistant Secretary, Social Inclusion Unit and Office of the Not-For-Profit-Sector role.

The Job

This role is responsible for the overall coordination of the social inclusion and not-for-profit reform agendas and ensures that high quality and timely advice, briefing and support is provided to the Prime Minister, Minister for Social Inclusion, Australian Social Inclusion Board and Not-For-Profit Reform Council.

To be successful in this position you will need to have an understanding of the social inclusion policy framework, experience working with highly disadvantaged groups and a stronger understating of welfare delivery issues is highly desirable. You will have a strong understanding of and appreciation for the not-for-profit-sector, ideally with direct experience working in the sector.

In addition, you will; have well developed strategic and communication skills, the ability to negotiation with and lead senor stakeholders on behalf of the Division and Department; a proven ability to work across government to achieve results; a demonstrated ability to lead and mentor staff; outstanding communication skills and sophisticated analytical and conceptual skills.

Specific Tasks
· Provide strong leadership in planning and directing the activities of your staff, and in coordinating senior stakeholders.
· Ensure the Not-For-Profit Reform Council and Australian Social Inclusion Board are provided with high quality support.
· Coordinate advice to the Prime Minister on service delivery issues.
· Manage the Secretaries Committee on Social Policy and Secretaries Group on Indigenous Affairs secretariat.
· Represent the Division and Department with stakeholders in government and the not-for-profit sector.


Applicants must be Australian Citizens and willing to undergo and maintain an Australian Government Security Clearance.

About Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 

Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of our country? The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet advises the Prime Minister on policies across the full range of government activities and the machinery of government, and ensures implementation of cabinet decisions. We work across many different government portfolios to ensure coherent strategies with mutually supportive policies and decisions based on a whole-of-government approach. We cover matters of particular importance to the Prime Minister, current government priorities, social and economic policies, Indigenous affairs and national security. Special offices currently work on counter-terrorism, Commonwealth-State reforms, deregulation, women’s policy, ‘ice’ and cyber security.

We are a motivated and professional team with a wide variety of qualifications and backgrounds. We welcome people with private-sector experience. We value people with ideas, the ability to present them persuasively, and the drive and skill to see them adopted. We take pride in our reputation for acting with integrity and discretion.

All applicants must be Australian citizens, and be prepared to undertake and pass a security clearance. Applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged apply. The Department aims to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and that they have equal access to job opportunities. Hearing or speech impaired applicants are invited to use the National Relay Service by contacting 133 677, and requesting to be connected with our HR Help team on 02 6271 6000 in order to obtain selection documentation.

To Apply

Position Contact: Michael Perusco, 02 6271 5266
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 PS33-Thu - 16 Aug 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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