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Home Affairs Vacancy N.N. 10597222
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Closing date: Sunday, 24 February 2013
Job Title: Chief Technology Officer
Division: Information Technology
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canbera
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NP
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service manages the security and integrity of Australia's borders. It works closely with other government and international agencies to detect and deter unlawful movement of goods and people across the border.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is a newly formed role and peer reports to the National Director Support. The CTO will have a strong delivery focus and will partner with the business, portfolio agencies, vendors and external stakeholders to ensure the IT vision is strategically aligned to that of the business. Their mandate will be the timely, efficient and effective delivery of enterprise systems and service and performance objectives. They will be accountable for ensuring the information and data integrity of the agency’s enterprise systems and for all associated functions including computer systems, supporting infrastructure, communications networks (voice and data) and the IT service desk. The CTO will work in close co-operation with the National Director Intelligence who is responsible for information management.

Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing quoting Ref. No #353.


To be a strong contender for this important and challenging role you will have demonstrated leadership skills, understand the link between strategy and operations and be innovative and flexible. You will have an impressive ability to quickly grasp complex issues and be able to present solutions that are practical and responsive. Your outstanding stakeholder relationship skills, collegial personal style and ability to engender trust and respect will be complemented by sound judgement, intellectual rigour, tenacity and resilience.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 2 level.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Tricia Searson/Karina Duffey, (02) 6232 2200,
Position Contact: Tricia Searson/Karina Duffey, (02) 6232 2200
Apply Address: Executive Intelligence Group Reference Number 353 PO Box 5125 Braddon ACT 2612
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 PS05-Fri - 01 Feb 2013 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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