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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10717077
Australian Public Service Commission Closing date: Sunday, 17 December 2017
Job Title: Merit Protection Commissioner
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Parkes - ACT
Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service is seeking expressions of interest in appointment to the full time statutory position of Merit Protection Commissioner.

The statutory position of Merit Protection Commissioner is established under the Public Service Act 1999. It is an independent office located within the Australian Public Service Commission.

The Merit Protection Commissioner has an important role in assisting agencies to meet the requirements of the APS Values and Code of Conduct through the administration of the statutory review of actions scheme.

In addition to administering the statutory review of actions scheme, there are a range of other responsibilities, as set out in sections 50 and 50A of the Public Service Act 1999. This includes fee for service functions such as conducting inquiries into whether APS employees have breached the Code of Conduct and providing independent merit-based selection services.

The Merit Protection Commissioner is appointed by the Governor-General on a full-time basis for a period of up to five years. Conditions of appointment of the Merit Protection Commissioner are determined by the Minister after consultation with the Remuneration Tribunal.

The Remuneration Tribunal recently determined that the Total Remuneration Package for the Merit Protection Commissioner was $266,350. This includes salary, employer superannuation contributions and other non-monetary benefits provided at the employer’s expense such as vehicle parking.

Further information can be accessed via the Australian Public Service Commission website at or enquiries may be directed to:

Mr John Lloyd, Australian Public Service Commissioner,
phone: 02 6202 3501

Ms Clare Page, Group Manager Corporate,
phone: 02 6202 3524



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

up to 5 years

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

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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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