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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10719777
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) Closing date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Job Title: Deputy CEO
Branch: Executive
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Barton - ACT; Chatswood - NSW; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Deputy CEO provides leadership to a diverse division by enabling and empowering their staff to undertake a wide range of functions.

This role provides direction across three key elements that are essential to the future of AUSTRAC:

• Collaboration: the future vision for AUSTRAC rests heavily on establishing collaborative relationships, both internally and externally to the agency. The most important relationships for this role in delivering the agenda for AUSTRAC include; the CEO, the other Deputy CEO’s; all members of the AUSTRAC senior executive; counterparts in the Home Affairs Department and AUSTRAC’s partner agencies; the Department of Finance; the Australian Public Service Commission; and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, as well key industry partners as appropriate. The role is a key representative of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is crucial in ensuring that AUSTRAC is a major stakeholder in the financial sector - nationally and internationally.

• Innovation: this role is responsible for the oversight of significant transformation agendas that will see the implementation of new and innovative ways of operating within the Division, as well as working with partners across the financial sector and other government agencies.

• Capability: whilst monitoring current operations and progress for the future, this role is responsible for ensuring that human, financial, physical, technological and information resources are the best available in the Division to achieve the agency’s business and strategic outcomes.

The key outcomes and accountabilities for this role include:
• Building and maintaining relationships with partners across the public, private and academic sectors that are essential to creating a sustainable operating and innovation model.
• Provide advice to Ministers as required on matters pertaining to the operations of AUSTRAC.
• Ensuring that appropriate governance processes are in place.
• Providing a strong strategic contribution to the evolution of the organisation through collaboration and building essential relationships with counterparts in all areas of Government.
• Overseeing AUSTRAC’s compliance with its statutory and legal information and technology requirements.
• Managing the Division in operating within its budget and ASL cap.
• Chairing and participating in the relevant AUSTRAC Committees, ensuring that progress is made against key objectives.
• Demonstrating the ability to drive agency initiatives as part of the leadership group
• Championing AUSTRAC’s vision, goals and strategic direction and inspiring others to commit to their achievement.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience as a leader with the utmost integrity. As a person, they will have a reputation as a visionary leader who is capable of defining and leading change within a complex and evolving landscape.

The occupant of this role will represent AUSTRAC and the CEO at forums both in Australia and internationally.

Important knowledge, skills and experience-
• Exceptionally strong track record in delivering innovative and transformative change within a business.
• Very strong relationship-building skills across the public, private and academic sectors.
• Highly experienced in strategic planning, particularly in relation to people, technology and budget within your Division.
• Experience in financial management and working within a budget including innovative ways to achieve results within a financially constrained environment.
Desirable experience and knowledge:
• Demonstrated experience at a senior level in the financial and/or law enforcement domains.
• Awareness of relevant legislation and government policies

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment, maintain an ongoing security clearance and satisfy AUSTRAC’s pre-engagement checks.

To be eligible for assessment, applicants must be an Australian citizen.


AUSTRAC promotes cultural and workplace diversity and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities, Indigenous Australians or from non-English speaking backgrounds

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Nicole Rose, (02) 6120 2685
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 PS06-Fri - 02 Feb 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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