Assistant Secretaries

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

As Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Government Branch, you will provide advice and support to the Prime Minister, the Department’s Executive and to other Australian Government departments and agencies on matters relating to the operation of the Ministry (including ministerial appointments), parliamentary procedure, electoral matters and the functions of the Executive Government. You will lead the work of the Parliamentary and Government Branch, with an overall staffing number of approximately 23 staff.

Key responsibilities include:
Coordination of the whole of Government legislative programme including through the provision of administrative support to the Parliamentary Business Committee of Cabinet.
Provide assistance to the Australian National Audit Office, the Australian Public Service Commission and the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General in relation to tabling reports in Parliament, on budget matters, and having oversight of Acts administered by these agencies, including the Public Service Act 1999, the Auditor-General Act 1997 and the Governor-General Act 1974.
Have responsibility for the administration of policy relating to Australian honours and symbols and the processes and protocols underpinning these awards systems including management of correspondence relating to honours and symbols.
Support senior officers of the department to participate in national awards committees (including the Council for the Order of Australia, the Australian Bravery Decorations Council and the National Emergency Medal Committee) and manage the provision of secretariat services to the Public Service Medal Committee.
Provide advice to the Secretary of the department and the Prime Minister on public service matters including the appointment of senior office holders.
Provide secretariat services to the Secretaries Board and the Chief Operating Officers Committee.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders including: the Prime Minister’s Office, the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and his office, the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, the Chair and Chief Executives of the National Australia Day Council and the Public Service Commissioner.
Play a leadership role within the Division and the Governance and Corporate Group, including contributing to strategic and corporate planning, budget management, mentoring and developing staff and the management of information.

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