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Parliamentary Service Vacancy N.N. 10715195
Department of Parliamentary Services Closing date: Sunday, 26 November 2017
Job Title: Assistant Secretary, People and Governance Branch
Division: Chief Operating Officer
Branch: People and Governance
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Capital Hill - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Position No: JR21441
Agency Website: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=DPS

Job Description

Duties


The Department of Parliamentary Services is recruiting for an SES Band 1 - Assistant Secretary, People and Governance Branch.

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) supports the work of the Australian Parliament and Australian Parliament House (APH) and is responsible for a wide range of services and facilities. DPS has a staff of approximately 950, and a diverse range of responsibilities, including custodianship of APH and security; reporting and broadcasting; library services; catering, visitor and art services; and ICT services (at APH and Electorate Offices nation-wide).

With a vision to provide high quality, customer focused, responsive, integrated and accountable services to the Department and the Parliament, we are recruiting for the role of Assistant Secretary People and Governance Branch.

The role reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for strategically shaping, driving and delivering effective people, governance, legal and communication strategic advice service outcomes for the Department. This role is crucial in providing people and organisational leadership to a Branch of some 50 staff and as a member of the DPS SES Team, contributing to the overall strategic, planning, operational capacity and accountability of DPS.

Sections that report to the Assistant Secretary People and Governance Branch include the HR Services & Strategy; Risk, Audit, Planning and Performance Reporting; Legal Services and Communications sections; and the Central Rosters Unit.

Interested applicants will need to demonstrate a proven experience in leading a large, complex and diverse operation and driving change within a client-centred service environment. Experience managing complex and diverse issues, a strong focus of accountability and the ability to deal with ambiguity and change are critical to this role.

Role overview:
The People and Governance Branch provides people, governance and strategic advice services. This ensures that DPS complies with its responsibilities under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and a range of other legislative obligations. The branch provides legal services, and communication/marketing services; risk management and audit, business continuity, and planning and performance reporting; HR services; and manages the Central Rosters Unit.

The Assistant Secretary People and Governance is responsible for strategically shaping, driving and delivering high quality and effective people and governance services and is Head of Internal Audit. The Assistant Secretary People and Governance:

- manages delivery of responsive and professional people, governance, legal and communication strategic advice services for the Department,
- oversees the Central Rosters Unit
- fosters in People and Governance Branch, and through its services across

DPS, a culture that strives for professional customer focused service, increased capability, forward planning, effective delivery, legislative compliance and accountability.

Reporting to the COO, the Assistant Secretary People and Governance Branch is a member of the DPS SES Team and appears with the Secretary at Senate Estimates hearings.
 

Eligibility


- Experience in managing complex and diverse issues and leading the delivery of broad ranging and effective corporate and related services.

- Applicants must have a strong focus on accountability, a good understanding of Commonwealth governance, legislative, and HR frameworks and a sound knowledge of the role and operations of Parliament and APH.

- Qualifications should be stated

- The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 2 (Top Secret) security clearance.
 

Notes


DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: dps.coo@aph.gov.au
Position Contact: Myra Croke, 02 6277 5501
Agency Recruitment Site: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=DPS
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
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 PS44-Tue - 31 Oct 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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