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Jobs and Small Business Vacancy N.N. 10746119
Department of Jobs and Small Business Closing date: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Job Title: State Manager, Victoria
Division: Delivery and Engagement
Branch: Victoria State Office
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 19/0212

Job Description


The Delivery and Engagement Group (DEG) is responsible for managing frontline service delivery of the Department of Jobs and Small Business’ policies and programs to assist job seekers into work, meet employer needs and increase Australia's workforce participation. The Victoria State Office has two offices located in Melbourne and Bendigo.

As a State Manager (SES Band 1), you will be part of the Department's senior leadership team and will contribute to corporate management, planning and reporting, and interdepartmental liaison and negotiations. You will be responsible for undertaking high level direction of labour market strategies and program delivery performance, and high level representation with external stakeholders including employers, State Government agencies, local councils, non-government organisations and contracted providers, to collaboratively advance the Department's business interests.

Your role will include effective delivery of policies and programs to improve job prospects for young job seekers, mature age job seekers and Indigenous job seekers, as well as facilitate opportunities for greater female participation including in non-traditional roles.

The position of State Manager is responsible for:

• Leading and managing the functions of the Victoria State Office in achieving its business objectives, including through staff supervision, development and recruitment as required.
• Demonstrate a high level of representation with external stakeholders including State Government agencies, non-government organisations and contracted providers to collaboratively advance the department’s business

To be successful you will have the following skills, experience and attributes:

• Highly motivated with significant management experience
• Ability to represent and negotiate on behalf of the Department
• High level ability to develop and manage key strategic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, promoting the Department's business objectives
• Experience in managing stakeholders, including strong negotiation and influencing skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills to set strategic direction, develop long term plans and implement operational strategies
• Ability to work collaboratively across the department and stakeholders to respond to emerging issues.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or knowledge and experience will be favourably regarded.

The position will be filled on a temporary basis for a period of three years with an option to extend that term for an additional year subject to the agreement of the employee and the Department.
• Candidates external to the Australian Public Service will be issued with a non-ongoing contract for the period of the term transfer arrangement.
• Ongoing APS employees will be transferred temporarily into the position for the duration of the term.


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.

The ability to obtain and/or maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 Security Clearance is required.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Specified term may be offered up to three 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: Melissa Ryan, (02) 6121 5575
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-Thu - 07 Mar 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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