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Defence Vacancy N.N. 10721261
Department of Defence Closing date: Sunday, 18 March 2018
Job Title: Senior Executive Band 1 – Several
Division: Various
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions
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Job Description


The Department of Defence’s primary role is to defend Australia and its national interests. In delivering Defence capability to the Australian Government, Defence seeking to fill a number of vacancies in its Senior Leadership Group and establish a merit list of highly suitable candidates for vacancies that may occur in the near term.

Positions for which this merit list may be used include role in: Strategic Policy and Intelligence; the corporate and enabling functions (People, Finance, Information Technology and Communications, Estate and Infrastructure management and legal) and in capability acquisition and sustainment of equipment for the Australian Defence Force.

To be successful in joining the Department’s Senior Leadership Group you will need to be someone who can play a key role in promoting and influencing the work of the organisation and its people. The core competencies require someone who has a strong track record in practicing inclusive leadership, who respects diversity of both people and ideas and who leads by example. You must demonstrate that you have judgment of the highest order and an ability to effectively challenge the status quo when you consider this is required. When applying for these roles you must demonstrate a genuine commitment to building an organisation that values and rewards strong performance and exemplary corporate behaviour. Highly competitive candidates will need to be self-aware and be someone who is able to demonstrate leadership traits that align with the One Defence Leadership Behaviours and the organisation’s cultural intent.



Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis. To be eligible, an applicant must be, or intend to become, an Australian citizen. These are security-designated positions. Successful applicants will be required to undergo security assessments and for some roles, to the highest level. These positions are located in Canberra, unless otherwise negotiated.


To discuss the requirements of this position, after first reviewing the selection documentation and for administrative enquiries, please contact the Amanda O’Rourke on 0452 199 031 or, using reference no. 829.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. Non-ongoing opportunities will be negotiated as required.

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:

To Apply

Position Contact: Directorate of Senior Officer Management, 02 6265 2024
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 PS10-Fri - 02 Mar 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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