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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10761409
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) Closing date: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Job Title: National Manager, Innovation & Technology Solutions (Chief Information Officer)
Division: Corporate Operations
Branch: Executive
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Chatswood - NSW; Barton - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 004
Agency Website:

Job Description



The Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads the Innovation and Technology Solutions (ITS) Branch, which is part of the Corporate Operations Division.

The Chief Information Officer reports to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Corporate Operations (COO). The role is directly responsible for effectively driving AUSTRAC’s information technology strategies through maintenance of an effective and sustainable information and technical architecture, and delivering future system design and enablers. The role provides high level Information and Communications Technology (ICT) security advice to the Chief Security Officer and also support a data science based approach and research program to support financial intelligence and regulation outcomes.

The ability to obtain and maintain a positive vetting (PV) security clearance is required.


The National Manager, ITS (Chief Information Officer) is responsible for:

• providing vision, leadership, communication and governance of an ICT strategy and architecture that enables AUSTRAC’s strategic objectives and agency priorities, ensuring alignment with whole-of-Government ICT strategy, the Home Affairs portfolio vision and industry best practice;

• building and sustaining productive and collaborative CIO/ICT domestic and international professional networks within the public and private sectors;

• making a key contribution to development of AUSTRAC’s strategies and providing impartial and proactive advice, and strategic recommendations to other executives and governance bodies;

• collaboratively identifying and evaluating opportunities for business-led and risk-based innovation and design to deliver innovative capability solutions to meet the needs of both internal and external customers;

• ensuring opportunities to better integrate and deliver corporate capabilities through business transformation are identified and delivered in a timely manner, including preparation for shared/common administrative services;

• to provide an executive level interface between the ITS branch and senior executive committee /other business units, and to ensure that the ITS workforce is matched to the agency vision, available staffing resources /budget and agreed deliverables;

• effectively leading the ITS Branch, ensuring adherence to APS Values and Code of Conduct, alignment to strategic priorities, effective business planning, resource management and building a sustainable, highly professional, customer oriented, innovative and future-focussed ICT workforce capability;

• identify innovative or emerging technologies that can assist the agency and its partners in delivering effective and flexible solutions to serious financial crime, and drive resultant business transformation;

• ensuring timely delivery, achievement and accountability of ITS initiatives and agency programs/projects to line management, the Program Management Office and governance bodies, including fiscal management and legislative compliance, and the mitigation of current and emerging risks to our ICT services and architecture;

• supporting the Chief Security Officer as a Security Executive in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework compliance and providing leadership and expertise for AUSTRAC information and technology security.


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a security assessment, maintain an ongoing security clearance and satisfy AUSTRAC’s pre-engagement checks.

To be eligible for assessment, applicants must be an Australian citizen.


AUSTRAC is an inclusive employer and we actively encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, LGBTI+ people and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to creating a working environment that values and utilises the contribution and experience of our employees from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We are committed to providing flexibility in working arrangements to recognise the importance of balancing work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments of employees outside of work.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Dr John Moss, 02 9950 0088
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 PS42-Fri - 11 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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