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Jobs and Small Business Vacancy N.N. 10742637
Department of Jobs and Small Business Closing date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Division: Comcare
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 19/0018

Job Description


Applications are being sought for a suitably qualified person for appointment as the Comcare Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for Comcare’s day to day operations and overall management of the organisation including governance and reporting requirements.

Comcare is a statutory authority of the Australian Government established under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act). Comcare manages the Comcare scheme, which covers premium paying employers and self-insured licensees, and has regulatory functions in relation to workplace rehabilitation. Comcare is also the claims and liability manager for a number of government departments and agencies.

Comcare is primarily responsible for regulating the Commonwealth’s work health and safety jurisdiction under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and managing the Commonwealth’s asbestos-related claims liabilities under the Asbestos related Claims (Management of Commonwealth Liabilities) Act 2005.

To be a strong contender for the role you must have a high level of judgement, leadership, professional and personal integrity, a strong client and service delivery focus and experience or capacity to manage large and/or complex operations. High-level leadership experience in a regulatory environment will also be highly regarded.

The Chief Executive Officer and staff of Comcare are a statutory agency under the Public Service Act 1999.

This position is a full-time statutory appointment for up to five years and will be based in Canberra or Melbourne. The appointment will be made by the Governor-General following a merit-based selection process.

The remuneration package is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

The role was advertised as an anticipated vacancy in November 2018. All previous applications will be considered.

For further information about this position visit:

How to apply:

• Before applying, please obtain selection documentation from the Executive Intelligence Group vacancies page Ref. No. 643.

• If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200.

• Applications close at 11.30 pm AEDT on Sunday 17 February 2019.



Under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, employees must be Australian citizens to be employed in the APS unless the Agency delegate has agreed, in writing.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Statutory Appointment - Non-ongoing up to 5 years

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 Jobs and Small Business 

The Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces. Our vision is More Jobs. Great Workplaces. We encourage and welcome applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.

We collaborate with our stakeholders including employers, unions, employees, employment services providers, job seekers, the Australian public and other Commonwealth agencies. As policy advisers, we take into account broader economic, social and technological changes that will transform the way Australians work.

To Apply

Position Contact: Tricia Searson and Karina Duffey, 02 6232 2200
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 PS04-Thu - 24 Jan 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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