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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10751576
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Closing date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Job Title: General Manager
Division: Industry Growth
Branch: Advanced Technologies
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra City - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 503079

Job Description


The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team at the Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 level. The General Manager of the Advanced Technologies Branch will report directly to the Head of the Industry Growth Division.

The Industry Growth Division is positioned at the forefront of the technology and digital transformation occurring across Australian industry. The Division advises on policies to grow industry sectors, smooth industry transition, and to take advantage of future industry opportunities around disruptive technologies.

In the General Manager role of the Advanced Technologies Branch, you will provide senior leadership to a branch of the division and be a key member of the division’s executive team. You will contribute to the strategic direction of the department, delivering reform and driving change. The role requires a highly skilled, innovative, results orientated person with the motivation to make a difference.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated with exceptional management and leadership skills. You will work collaboratively with senior staff in the department, its Executive, the Minister, and other key stakeholders across the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, and in the private sector.

As General Manager, you will be part of the department's senior leadership team and will contribute to corporate management, and interdepartmental and external liaison and negotiations. You will be expected to model and promote the principles and activities of an inclusive workplace.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

This position requires a minimum of a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership role.


The Department will use this recruitment process to develop a merit list which it may draw upon for future Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 1 level positions.

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 Industry, Innovation and Science 

The Department consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, resources, science. Our Department is progressive, people-focused, and committed to the development, health and wellbeing of its employees. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. People with diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Position Contact: Amy Mackenzie, 02 6102 9285
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 PS23-Fri - 31 May 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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