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Finance Vacancy N.N. 10717585
Australian Electoral Commission Closing date: Friday, 5 January 2018
Job Title: Assistant Commissioner
Branch: Elections
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is an independent statutory authority established by the Australian Government to maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services, and targeted education and public awareness programs.

The AEC is seeking to appoint an Assistant Commissioner to lead the Elections Branch which includes the following functions: Election Design; Election Policy & Procedure; Election Delivery Projects; Election Planning and Readiness & Operations. The Branch is responsible for delivering robust Election capabilities that allow the agency to deliver high-integrity elections, and as such, other election related functions may become a responsibility of this Branch.

To be a strong contender for this position you must be able to operate effectively in a dynamic and quickly changing environment, have strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire confidence, and exercise astute judgement. A strong results orientation is important as is resilience and a positive approach to issues resolution.

The Assistant Commissioner, Elections is responsible for the delivery of strategic and operational advice and services in respect to key branch functions including election planning, policy and operations across the AEC. Your excellent representational and relationship management skills allows you to engage effectively with operational areas in the AEC and with important external stakeholders. You will also be able to demonstrate a successful track record of leading large teams and delivering outstanding results particularly involving complex change agendas.

The Assistant Commissioner, Elections is part of the AEC’s Senior Executive team and plays an active role in the overall leadership and management of the AEC.


Except in exceptional circumstances, AEC employees must be Australian citizens. Applicants are required to consent to undergo a character check prior to commencement.

Any person who is, and is seen to be active in political affairs, and intends to publicly carry on this activity, may compromise the strict neutrality of the AEC and cannot be considered.


Applications close 5 January 2018 at 11:59pm.

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-Wed - 13 Dec 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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