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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10718764
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Closing date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Job Title: General Manager
Division: Various
Branch: Various
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 498114 | Several Positions

Job Description


We are seeking to fill a number of General Manager (Senior Executive Service Band 1) vacancies across the department and establish a merit pool that may be used to fill future vacancies that arise in the next twelve months.

General Managers hold key leadership roles within divisions and the department more broadly. General Managers report to Division Heads who are charged with delivery of initiatives aligned with the agendas of the Australian Government and the associated Ministers and Assistant Ministers.

If successful your key responsibilities will include:

• Leading the work of a branch.
• Providing quality advice to senior staff and the executive.
• Leading engagement with key stakeholders and managing relationships with other government agencies and key groups.
• Working within complex legislative frameworks, identifying and considering emerging trends, and developing innovative solutions to associated issues.
• Overseeing projects of high importance and priority.

To be successful in these roles you will have extensive management experience in a senior role and be an influential source of advice. You will be an experienced leader who has a strong customer service focus and an understanding of the factors that impact the work of the department. You will have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, be confident and adaptable to change.

An understanding of the critical linkages of the work of the department to the Australian government’s agenda is also required.

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


Tertiary qualifications relevant to the responsibilities of our divisions and/or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership role.


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.

To Apply

Position Contact: Gail Treverrow, (02) 6102 9934
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 PS03-Mon - 15 Jan 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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