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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10754306
Director of Public Prosecutions Closing date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Division: Corporate Services Group
Branch: Financial Services Branch
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Forrest - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 50003803
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) was established under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 (the DPP Act) as an independent national prosecuting service. The CDPP is headed by the Director, Ms Sarah McNaughton SC.

The CDPP contributes to public confidence in the criminal justice system by ensuring that prosecutions are conducted fairly, consistently and efficiently in accordance with the Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth.

The successful applicant will:

- provide strategic financial and budgetary advice and support to CDPP’s Executive and ensure compliance with Commonwealth financial requirements including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act);
- be outcomes focused and have the ability to plan strategically, and initiate, implement, steer and evaluate complex programs, projects and initiatives aimed at delivering CDPP core business and objectives;
- be responsible for developing budgets and leading the agency’s accounting functions, strategic procurement, property management and security related advice and ensuring compliance with the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework;
- provide high level expert advice on financial systems and processes while maintaining and developing key strategic relationships across the CDPP and externally;
- have high level leadership capability and superior management skills that demonstrate an ability to achieve organisational objectives;
- evaluate team and individual performance, develop staff, promote a healthy and safe workplace environment, and model ethical behaviour in accordance with the APS Code of Conduct and APS Values; and
- ensure clear communication of organisational direction to all levels and engender a sense of purpose and contribution to CDPP objectives.



To be eligible for employment with the CDPP, applicants must be Australian citizens. In accordance with the CDPP Security Policy, the successful applicant will be required to successfully complete a security check prior to commencement. It is a CDPP policy that the occupants of all SES positions must obtain and maintain at minimum a Negative Vetting Level 2 security clearance, but on commencement may be cleared to Baseline Vetting. The upgraded clearance must be obtained within a reasonable period.


Applicants are required to apply online at Additional information about the position can be found in the Position Description on our website

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: Don Blackwell, 02 6206 5614,
Position Contact: Simon Ash through Tenille Noja (Executive Assist), 02 6206 5679
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 PS27-Thu - 04 Jul 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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