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Finance Vacancy N.N. 10718116
Australian Electoral Commission Closing date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Job Title: Director – People Security and Integrity
Branch: Corporate Services Branch
Section: People Integrity and Security
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $117,320 - $137,753
Location: Canberra City - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 10163 | NP

Job Description


The Director, People, Security and Integrity will lead and manage a multidisciplinary section responsible for the provision of high quality advice and assistance on Security (People and Place) and People Performance and Integrity functions to all areas of the agency. This includes the development and maintenance of agency wide people and security (people and place) strategies and plans.

The role is responsible for undertaking work with a high level of complexity and sensitivity, utilising specialist, professional and/or technical knowledge and significant judgement to provide strategic and operational advice and guidance on security, people performance and integrity matters.

The Director People Security and Integrity will perform the following duties:

1. Manage and lead a service orientated multidisciplinary team responsible for a range of functions including, the conduct of investigations and reviews in relation to employee complaints, misconduct and performance and manage the Agency Security Advisor (ASA) functions ensuring high quality, timely and client focused outputs, while ensuring that the section maintains a high level of expertise.

2. Ensure obligations imposed on the agency through the Enterprise Agreement and applicable legislation, including but not limited to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Public Service Act 1999 (Cth), Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) and Work, Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) are satisfied and compliant governance arrangements, policies and frameworks are in place.

3. Develop evaluate and maintain strategic policy for the agency in relation to People Security and Integrity functions ensuring they are implemented effectively and in line with best practice.

4. Prepare complex correspondence, papers, briefings and reports on functional responsibilities, including investigations, identified workforce issues, and innovative solutions to reducing people management costs.

5. Oversee and or/manage investigations regarding employee performance and integrity, including the selection and contract management of external providers.

6. Provide high level analysis of issues and make significant contribution to the management, preparation and coordination of complex inputs to policy formulation and/or project management.

7. Develop and manage key strategic internal and external relationships, this may include promoting, representing and negotiating on behalf of the AEC in various forums.

8. Provide high quality and timely advice, guidance and reporting to Branch leadership and the Senior Executive cohort including, Executive Leadership Team and the Electoral Commissioner in relation to section/Branch functional responsibilities.

9. Make and communicate decisions using professional judgement, factoring in risks and being sensitive to the context.

10. Contribute to doctrine, election preparation and delivery activities in accordance with the election readiness framework, according to individual accountabilities and responsibilities.

11. Perform additional duties or assume responsibility of functions as directed from time to time.

Additional responsibilities during an Electoral Event

12. The volume of requests for advice and matters, along with the urgency to resolve matters, will increase significantly prior to and during both electoral and referendum events.

13. Support Programme and project areas where required.



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

About Australian Electoral Commission 

The Australian Electoral Commission is at the heart of Australian democracy. The AEC is responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums, maintaining the Commonwealth electoral roll and making sure the Australian public is informed about all electoral matters. Our goal is to see that all eligible Australians have a voice in our democracy.

Diversity makes our democracy strong and we believe it makes our organisation strong. We are committed to workplace diversity and actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, women and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The AEC is committed to political neutrality, so that all Australians have confidence in the fairness and integrity of our electoral system. A person who is, and is seen to be, active in political affairs, and intends to publicly carry on this activity, is therefore not eligible for employment with the AEC.

To Apply

Position Contact: Jonathan Nicholl, 02 6271 4680
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 PS51-Thu - 21 Dec 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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