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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10762814
National Indigenous Australians Agency Closing date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Job Title: Deputy Registrar
Division: Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC)
Branch: Registrar Executive Branch
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Darwin - NT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NIAA/SES/2019 - 005
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Opportunity

The Deputy Registrar works as a trusted advisor to the Registrar providing strategic advice on matters relating to highly complex and sensitive issues, relevant to the operations of the office and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations.

The position of the Deputy Registrar is required to support the work of the Registrar in administering the CATSI Act. The Deputy Registrar also plays a key role in leadership and organisational culture within ORIC by contributing to strategic direction, upholding best practice governance standards and continuous improvement.

You will work directly with the Registrar. Duties will include (but are not limited to):

• Ensuring delegated authority is exercised appropriately in regulatory support and enforcement powers, and managing human and financial resources, in line with governance frameworks, policies and procedures.
• Staying abreast of and advising the Registrar of emerging issues or trends within the sector and developing strategic options to address risk.
• Providing advice to the Registrar and Minister for Indigenous Australians including developing briefings and preparing correspondence.
• Overseeing accuracy and quality control in the preparation and content of briefings, reports and papers for regulatory decisions, parliamentary enquiries and strategic planning.
• Supporting the Registrar by representing the regulator’s interests on committees, working groups and in other partnerships as required.
• Coordinating organisational operations and initiatives to achieve strategic objectives.
• Leading the management of ORIC’s regulatory engagement and support teams to regulate and support corporations such as:
o registration and deregistration processing
o assisting corporations understand and comply with legal requirements
o providing information and advice on the CATSI Act
o building capacity to govern corporations effectively
o assisting with complaints and disputes
o addressing breaches of the CATSI Act.

Our Ideal Candidate

ORIC is seeking an established and inspiring senior leader with well-developed skills in policy, operations, administration and program delivery from the public, private and/or community sectors to join the leadership team. Our ideal candidate will be confident, adaptable to change, possess excellent stakeholder and people management skills, and be able to consider multiple options to resolve complex issues to ensure government objectives are achieved.

You have a proven record of working collaboratively with your peers (internal and external) as well as managing stakeholders across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You will be innovative, consultative, resilient and personally accountable for the quality of advice and the delivery of results.

You are effective in identifying and managing operational risk. You show initiative, sound judgment and personal drive. You work effectively under pressure in a challenging environment to deliver high-quality advice and outcomes. You are a strong and effective leader of people who manages and motivate staff, and can develop and sustain a cohesive and high performing team.

The Deputy Registrar is considered an Officer under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and is required to exercise due diligence in complying with their obligations under this Act.


Identified Position

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
• demonstrated high level ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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:

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Selwyn Button, (02) 6150 6253
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 PS44 - Tues - 29 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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