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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10717364
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Closing date: Sunday, 7 January 2018
Job Title: General Managers
Division: National Measurement Institute
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Sydney - NSW
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 497996

Job Description


The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science facilitates the growth and productivity of globally competitive industries. It also supports the building of a strong scientific capability, business innovation, and the commercialisation of new ideas as critical requirements for productivity and economic growth.

The National Measurement Institute (NMI), a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement. The NMI is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading national metrology institutes. Our staff deliver cutting edge measurement services and research from unique facilities across Australia.

The NMI is seeking fill two key leadership roles:

• 12 month non-ongoing General Manager within the Analytical Services Branch.
• Ongoing General Manager within the Physical Metrology Branch.

As a Senior Executive Service Band 1 General Manager, you will play a significant role in contributing to the strategic direction and leadership of the NMI, delivering reform and driving change in both policy and operations. The roles require strategic, innovative and self-motivated people with exceptional influencing and relationship management skills and the drive and initiative to make a difference.

The successful applicants will have a proven track record in the following areas:

• Proven ability to build and maintain productive working relationships to achieve cross-government outcomes.
• Proven ability to work as part of a senior multidisciplinary team to achieve organisational objectives in a policy and service delivery environment.
• Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
• Highly developed leadership and people management skills.

Jane Coram via or on 02 8467 3790.

Bruce Warrington via or on 02 8467 3640.

Please refer to the department's Careers pages for further information about these roles.


The successful candidate will hold a degree in a scientific or engineering discipline ideally with experience in an analytical laboratory environment. Post-graduate qualifications and/or equivalent experience in business management is highly desirable, as is proven capacity for strategic business analysis and development.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline. Experience in metrology, research, international engagement, business development and contract management are highly desirable.

To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill one current ongoing and one current non-ongoing SES Band 1 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing SES Band 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

Some travel may be involved for the Analytical Services position.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (maximum 3 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:

About Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 

The Department consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, resources, science. Our Department is progressive, people-focused, and committed to the development, health and wellbeing of its employees. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. People with diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability are encouraged 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 PS50-Fri - 08 Dec 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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