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Defence Vacancy N.N. 10763725
Defence Housing Australia Closing date: Sunday, 24 November 2019
Job Title: General Manager - Finance
Division: Chief Financial Officer
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is a Government Business Enterprise established under the Defence Housing Australia Act 1987. Our primary purpose is to provide housing and related services to Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families. DHA delivers services for ADF members through a variety of arrangements in a commercial environment via a Services Agreement between Defence and DHA.

DHA reports to two shareholder Ministers, the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Finance, and has a Board of Directors appointed by the Government.

The Board is responsible for ensuring good corporate governance, determining and approving corporate strategy and providing guidance and oversight to senior management.

DHA has more than 650 staff in 19 locations to manage the following business operations:
• A portfolio of over 17,000 properties in all states and territories of Australia—around 13,000 of which are available to DHA through private investors on long-term lease arrangements.
• Housing allocation services for 16,500 ADF members each year.
• Rental Allowance for 14,000 ADF members.
• On-base accommodation for 11,000 ADF members.
• DHA’s revenues are generated from its rents and property activities and were in excess of $930 million in 2018-19, with profit after tax of $41 million.


The remuneration package is negotiable and includes a base salary, potential performance bonus and Commonwealth funded superannuation. Employment with DHA is conditional on successful applicants demonstrating that they are an Australian citizen, meeting the required medical standards, achieving a satisfactory character clearance and obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at the required level.

To be eligible for employment with Defence Housing Australia, you must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with Defence Housing Australia will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This will include a criminal history check.


To apply, please obtain selection documentation for Ref. No. 687 from
All applications must be submitted through the Executive Intelligence Group website.

If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200.

To Apply

Position Contact: Tricia Searson, (02) 6232 2200
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 PS46 - Fri - 08 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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