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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10760794
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Closing date: Monday, 21 October 2019
Job Title: Head of the Office of Northern Australia
Division: Northern Australia and Major Projects
Branch: Office of Northern Australia
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Darwin - NT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 504669

Job Description


We are looking for an exceptional leader to join the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as the Head of the Office of Northern Australia.

Our department drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business entrepreneurialism.

As Head of the Office of Northern Australia you will:

• drive economic development across northern Australia by working to achieve policy outcomes detailed in the
‘Our north, Our future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia’
• be the Government’s pre-eminent adviser on the challenges, drivers and opportunities for northern development especially indigenous economic development, and
• take a leading role across the Australian Public Service and northern jurisdictions to influence policy and programs to achieve economic development outcomes for the north.

To be a contender for this role, you understand the federated model and the interactions between the Commonwealth and the jurisdictions, and how to work across the Commonwealth. You also understand the critical linkages of the work of the department to the Australian economy and the broader Australian Government agenda.

We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and experience relating to northern Australia and economic development. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and better outcomes for Australia.

If you want to influence economic outcomes across northern Australia please select the Apply Online button, to obtain the candidate information pack and to apply.

For a confidential discussion about this positon, please contact Susanne Lyall at McArthur on (02) 9277 7000 (quoting reference number 504669).

This position is classified as an ‘Identified position’ which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This position has direct engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers, or is involved in the development of programmes and policy.

The position is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous applicants and you will require a high level of cross-cultural competency, including:

• demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples; and
• demonstrated high level ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.


To be eligible for this position, you must be an Australian citizen and assessed as suitable to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.


Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

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

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 PS40-Thu - 03 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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