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Agriculture and Water Resources Vacancy N.N. 10716965
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Closing date: Thursday, 21 December 2017
Job Title: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Location: Armidale - NSW
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: PN0024
Agency Website:

Amendments to Notice since Publication

14/12/2017 - Please note that the details in relation to the term of engagement have been updated.

Job Description


The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) works in close partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, providing leadership across the APVMA and ensuring that internal governance, planning, policies and systems enhance our capability and capacity.

The DCEO role provides a unique opportunity to influence and shape the operations of the APVMA during our transition to Armidale, and following the closure of the Canberra office in 2019.

We are seeking a strong and agile leader, able to provide direction to a range of programs and functions across the APVMA including oversight of all corporate activities. In the future, the role will increasingly guide and support APVMA business operations including registration and scientific performance and strategies.



Tertiary qualifications in agricultural sciences, business management, finance or related disciplines and/or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership role.


This position is a security assessed position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment to obtain a Negative Vetting 1 clearance, and to maintain that level of clearance while in this role.

Regular travel to the APVMA’s Canberra Office is a requirement of this role.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Position will be offered on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis. Non ongoing opportunity will be for a period of up to five years.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Blayne O’Hara - EQV Associates, 02 6195 0890,
Position Contact: Blayne O’Hara - EQV Associates, 02 6195 0890
Apply Address: Applications should be emailed to:
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 PS49-Fri - 01 Dec 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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