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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10720297
IP Australia Closing date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Job Title: General Manager - Policy and Governance Group
Division: Policy and Corporate
Branch: Policy and Governance
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Woden - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 7034

Job Description


The Policy and Governance Group (PGG) is the agency’s lead on government engagement on matters relating to IP. PGG covers a broad range of areas, from legislation through to international policy and trade agreements, from audit and attorney registration to legal advice and economic research.

As a member of the Executive Board, this position plays a key role in ensuring organisational sustainability, delivery of core agency objectives and embedding cultural and organisational change.

Current priorities include:

• Delivering a significant legislative agenda with two Bills to implement the government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s (PC) 2016 IP inquiry and recommendations from the PC’s 2013 compulsory licensing review. The legislative agenda will also progress a number of items in the draft IP Laws Amendment (Streamlining) Bill 2017.

• Renew IP Australia’s International Search Authority Treaty.

• Deliver outreach and research on Geographical Indications to shape the agenda and provide advice to government on optimal policy settings both domestically and for Free Trade Agreements.

• Deliver on IP Australia’s international agenda through encouragement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and other key national IP offices.

• Supervise our IP Counsellor in China, including the first review of that position, and engaging with the Chinese IP offices to further Australian interests in China.

• Engage with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) to support the IP Policy Group and advance research and IP policy advice on Indigenous Knowledge and collaboration.


A negative vetting 1 (NV1) security clearance is required for this role.

Extensive experience in in legislative and policy environments would be highly desirable.

About IP Australia 

Hearing and speech impaired applicants may utilise the National Relay Service on 133677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) to speak with the contact officer for the position. Applications will be acknowledged on receipt via the online recruitment system. Applicants not shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process will also be notified via email through the online recruitment system. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase in the selection process directly. To those applicants who are not shortlisted, we extend our thanks for considering IP Australia as a potential employer. The selection process may be based solely on application and referee reports. Interviews may not be conducted.
Only direct applications from individuals will be accepted.
Applicants should note that all job documentation can now be obtained by visiting our home page
All applications should be lodged on-line through IP Australia's website:
IP Australia supports the principles and practices of workplace equity and diversity. Selection for all vacancies is made on the basis of merit.
IP Australia has a No Smoking Policy. The Policy requires that no employee will be permitted to smoke within (15) metres of any part of IP Australia premises at any time, including official meal breaks, while representing IP Australia and travelling on official duty.

To Apply

Position Contact: Deborah Anton, (02) 6283 2344
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 PS07-Fri - 09 Feb 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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