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Veterans' Affairs Vacancy N.N. 10752559
Department of Veterans' Affairs Closing date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Job Title: **WITHDRAWN** Assistant Secretary, People Services Branch
Division: Business Support Services
Branch: People Services
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra City - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: EIG - 655
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) exists to meet the Nation’s commitment to care for our veteran and defence service community – the men and women who have served Australia in times of war and conflict as well as peacetime. This commitment extends to the families of these individuals. We do this through programs of care, compensation, commemoration and Defence support services. DVA is both a policy and service delivery agency.

In response to changed veteran needs and expectations, DVA is embarking on the largest transformation program it has undertaken for decades and will change business processes, systems, services, organisation and culture to put veterans and their families first.

As Assistant Secretary, People Services Branch, you will have overall responsibility for human resource management and strategy within the Department. The People Services Branch is responsible for delivering and implementing the full range of HR services across the Department nationally. You will need to effectively drive change within the agency and ensure that managers have access to quality professional human resource support.

To be a strong contender for this role you will be a strong leader, with strategic vision, and an ability to work in an ambiguous environment. You will have a focus on results with a flair for anticipating and providing solutions and should be able to demonstrate exceptional analytical, communication and relationship management skills. You will have experience in managing and planning a workforce strategy in a period of transformation and or significant change, and be experienced in managing key relationships, including with partners under the whole of government shared services arrangements and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).



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

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



A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

DVA supports the principles and practices of workplace equity and diversity.

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

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey, (02) 6232 2200
Apply Address: To apply, please obtain selection documentation for Ref. No. 655 from All applications must be submitted through the Executive Intelligence Group website.
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 PS24-Tue - 11 Jun 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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