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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10583107
Department of Communications and the Arts Closing date: Thursday, 20 September 2012
Job Title: Assistant Secretary
Division: Corporate and Business Division
Branch: Communication Branch
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Forrest
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 46102

Job Description


The Department is working to develop a vibrant, sustainable and internationally competitive broadband and communications sector which promotes the digital economy for the benefit of all Australians.

The successful applicant will lead a team who are working on communication and media strategies to support the work of the Department and its Minister. The Communication team has responsibility for campaigns, publications, advertising, media monitoring and management, speech writing, internal communication, graphic design and event management. The team is currently working on major initiatives associated with the following:

> Transition to Digital Television
> The National Broadband Network
> Digital economy initiatives and promotion
> Cyber-safety and security
> Broadcasting and communication policy
> Regional, rural and remote issues


To be eligible for engagement to the Australian Public Service (APS), applicants must be Australian citizens. There are also restrictions on the employment of people who have accepted a redundancy benefit from an APS agency or from the Australian Parliamentary Service previously. The successful candidate will be required to satisfy health, character and security checks.

About Department of Communications and the Arts 

We are the lead agency to Government on communications and the arts. Our aim is to create an environment in which all Australians have access to high quality communications services and diverse artistic and cultural experiences. We are an inclusive and supportive workplace that values, respects and promotes diversity. If you’re interested in joining our team, we invite you to submit your application.

To Apply

Apply Address: Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing quoting Ref. No. 334 . Further information can be obtained by contacting either Karina Duffey or Tricia Searson on (02) 6232 2200. Applications close at 9am on 20 September 2012.
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 PS35-Thu - 30 Aug 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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