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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10758744
Australian Taxation Office Closing date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Job Title: Assistant Commissioner - Public Affairs
Division: ATO Corporate
Branch: Public Affairs and Media
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


At the ATO, you’ll do work that makes a real difference to the lives of Australians and that contributes to their economic and social wellbeing.

As the Assistant Commissioner, Public Affairs, you’ll lead and deliver complex, technical or sensitive work programs that have strategic and/or operational significance to the ATO. You’ll be responsible for maintaining the ATO’s reputation in the community through the management of proactive and reactive, traditional and social media strategies. You’ll use your strong government relations skills to lead the parliamentary services team in providing guidance and advice to senior staff across the organisation, Treasury portfolio Ministers and their advisers on behalf of the ATO.

You will lead corporate internal communication to deliver high quality and engaging enterprise-wide communication. Working closely with the ATO Executive, you will provide direct support to the Commissioner on external speeches, communication to all staff, media events, parliamentary hearings and the community impact of the wider ATO program work.

Our ideal candidate
> Is a confident leader who provides high-level guidance and well-articulated advice to senior executives and represents the ATO at an authoritative level on sensitive and high-profile parliamentary and media issues.
> Has a demonstrated proactive approach to managing public affairs in large, complex and high profile organisations.
> Demonstrates excellent stakeholder relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively and under pressure to provide an exceptional client experience and deliver contemporary, professional and efficient outcomes.
> Is an exceptional leader in the field of communication with experience in leading and delivering media, public relations, or marketing communications strategies, and writing services for executives.

The role will be offered as an ongoing or non-ongoing opportunity in Canberra. The successful candidate will be appointed for a period of three to five years and will be subject to a probation period of nine months.

We offer a competitive total remuneration package (including allowances and superannuation) in the range of $230,246 to $266,374 per annum, depending on experience.

We offer rewarding careers for professionals with access to learning and development and a collaborative and supportive culture. The ATO is committed to creating a fair, accessible, flexible and inclusive work environment that accommodates the needs of employees and encourages them to contribute to their maximum potential.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This process may be used to fill the position on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis. Non-ongoing opportunities may be filled for a period of up to five years.

To Apply

Position Contact: Grace Tan, (03) 9631 0330
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 PS36-Thu - 05 Sep 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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