Skip to main content
mobile accessible share in facebook in a new window

You are currently looking at Home > Senior Executives > View Searched Notice

Now viewing Notice 1 of 1
Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10765766
Australian Public Service Commission Closing date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Job Title: Secretary, Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal
Division: Executive Remuneration and Statutory Offices
Branch: Executive Remuneration and Statutory Offices
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Parkes - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 19_85
Agency Website:

Job Description


Are you interested in leading a Group supporting the functions and activities of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal, and also the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal? Do you want to be part of an Executive team focussed on positioning the Australian Public Service for the future?

We are looking for a senior executive who can lead a semi-autonomous function while contributing more broadly to the strategic priorities of the Australian Public Service Commission.

The Australian Public Service Commission & the Remuneration Tribunal

The Australian Public Service Commission is a statutory agency within the portfolio of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Our purpose is to position the Australian Public Service (APS) for the future to ensure it meets the demands and expectations of the Australian Government and people. Our approach is to work collaboratively and openly as a valued, credible and trusted partner to the APS.

The Commission is also home to the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal that includes the secretariat function for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal. The Secretariat’s in-depth analysis and advice assists these bodies to perform their statutory functions efficiently and effectively. The work is highly confidential, involving policy and operational issues concerning elected and appointed officials at the highest levels in the Commonwealth Judiciary, the Australian Government and the Australian Public Service.

About you

We are looking for an influential and credible senior leader who has astute judgement; significant stakeholder engagement experience at executive levels; a detailed knowledge of Government and public sector administration; and an in depth understanding of contemporary concepts of work value, classification structures and executive remuneration.
Your strengths will be your professionalism and objectivity; ability to operate as a leader in a semi-autonomous environment; high order judgement, communication and analytical skills; and the ability quickly to establish respectful relationships with key stakeholders.

About the role

The role leads a small group of people whose primary focus is to support and enable the Remuneration Tribunal to discharge its statutory responsibilities by researching, analysing and advising the Tribunal on the various issues that it is required to consider.

The Remuneration Tribunal is an independent statutory authority established under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973. It is responsible primarily for inquiring into and determining the remuneration and allowances to be paid to holders of public offices (including parliamentary offices and the Commonwealth Judiciary).

The Group also supports the statutory responsibilities of the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal, an independent statutory authority established under the Defence Act 1903. The Tribunal holds regular hearings to inquire into and determine the salaries and relevant allowances to be paid to members of the Australian Defence Force.

The Group plays a significant role in assisting both Tribunals in defining and delivering their work programmes and implementing their decisions. The Tribunals meet regularly throughout the year. The Group manages the records of the Tribunals and provides the administrative support to facilitate their regular meetings and hearings.

The role is responsible also for providing advice and supporting the APS Commissioner in administering the Executive Remuneration Policy and the Merit and Transparency Policy.
As a Group Manager you will be a member of the senior leadership team, contributing to the broader strategic leadership of the agency. You will contribute to discussion and debate on the delivery of the Commission’s strategic priorities, be a leader and change agent in building organisational and individual capability and engage across the Commission in promoting a collaborative and productive culture consistent with the APS Values.


The Commission is a professional organisation of people with strong technical and specialist skills. We support and encourage our staff to be strategically focused, engage with risk and seek opportunities to work in partnership with colleagues across the APS.

Our inclusive environment supports diversity of staff who bring their various backgrounds and experience to the table; promoting effective problem solving, knowledge sharing and creativity of ideas. We are supportive of dynamic ways of working that contribute effectively to the delivery of our strategic priorities.

We promote cohesion between integrity, performance, capability and effectiveness by modeling a high standard of the APS values and ethical behaviour. Transparency and accountability are pivotal to the professional performance of the Commission and its staff.

How to apply

To apply, you will need to complete an online application through the Commission’s e-recruit system. This includes submitting:
• a one page pitch;
• current CV, with a maximum of three pages; and
• your personal details including the details of at least two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent manager.

RecruitAbility: The RecruitAbility scheme applies to all Commission vacancies.

How do I opt into the RecruitAbility scheme?

You will be asked to indicate if you wish to opt into the RecruitAbility scheme in the Diversity section of the application form. You must tick the ‘opt in’ box in order to participate in the scheme.

Details about the RecruitAbility scheme can be found on the Australian Public Service Commission’s website.


Information supplied for this selection process will be used for selection purposes only and can be used for a period of 12 months from advertising. Files will be stored through the online recruitment system and accessed by the human resource team, hiring managers and selection panel members. For reporting purposes application information may be kept for a period of longer than 12 months after the completion of the selection process.


If you are having difficulty in using the online application process, or need to discuss reasonable adjustments required in order to participate in an interview or other forms of assessment, please advise prior to the closing date.



• Citizenship: to be eligible for employment with the Commission, you must be an Australian Citizen or, in limited circumstances, in the process of obtaining it.
• Security Clearance: all roles at the Commission require a minimum of a baseline security clearance and successful applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain this level of clearance.
• Police check: successful applicants are required to undergo a mandatory Australian Federal Police check.



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

Position Contact: Patrick Palmer, 02 6202 3824
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 PS48-Thu - 28 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
Now viewing Notice 1 of 1