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Human Services Vacancy N.N. 10715356
Department of Human Services Closing date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Job Title: Deputy Secretary
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 3
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


* Large scale business led transformation
* Whole of government collaboration
* Canberra based leadership roles

The Department of Human Services touches the lives of almost every Australian through the delivery of health and welfare payments and services. The Department has several opportunities for experienced leaders to join its senior executive team in roles that enable organisation-wide change and enhance customer experience.

As a Deputy Secretary and a key member of the Department’s Executive you will provide high level advice to the Secretary and Minister, as well as contribute to the leadership and the strategic management of the Department. You will make a substantial contribution to the delivery of key government agendas and engage with a broad range of stakeholders to deliver systems and outcomes that enhance customer experience.

To be a strong contender for these roles, you will have outstanding leadership skills, a substantial record of achievement, excellent interpersonal skills and sound judgement. You will be committed to innovation in service delivery and to creating workplace cultures that are collaborative and supportive. You will be comfortable in working in a fast-paced environment and ideally have experience in a large and complex organisation.

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field are highly desirable.

A merit pool may be established to fill other roles as they become available within the following 12 month period.



To be eligible for employment with us you need to be an Australian citizen.
You will need to pass our pre-employment screening process which includes a police history check, and where relevant, a working with children and vulnerable people check.

An Australian Government security clearance, to the appropriate level for the position is required. This will be arranged for you, if successful.



Before applying, please obtain selection documentation from the Executive Intelligence Group vacancies page Ref. No. 597. If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200. Applications close 11.30pm AEDT Sunday 19 November 2017.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Position Contact: Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey, 02 6232 2200
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 PS44-Thu - 02 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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