Department of Finance
The Department is seeking a talented leader for the position of Assistant Secretary (SES Band 1), Defence Branch, Governance and Resource Management Group.
In this role you will lead Defence Branch in delivering high level policy and financial analysis, to support the Minister for Finance and Finance Executive on the Defence budget and funding, strategic defence policy, the Integrated Investment Program and capability investment proposals, Defence Operations, and Defence industry and innovation policy.
To be a strong contender for this important and challenging role you will need to be forward thinking, self-motivated, resilient and adept at building relationships in a complex and fast paced environment.
You will also contribute to and communicate the strategic direction of the Department.
Your strong leadership credentials and ability to engender trust and respect will be complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on results, and the ability to solve complex issues.
You will actively promote the ongoing transformation of the Department, and drive and implement reform in a rapidly changing public sector environment.
In addition to this, you will:
Determine and be accountable for objectives, priorities, resources and task allocation;
Strengthen organisational capability, including through the management and leadership of people;
Provide leadership and commitment to significant internal change programs and work alongside colleagues to build and maintain a whole-of-department strategic capability to provide advice on emerging priority issues;
Formulate proposals and advice for Ministers / Secretary on policy and management issues which are the responsibility of the branch;
Represent the Department in high-level discussions and negotiations with key stakeholders / outside organisations, and work closely with the Department’s Executive;
Drive a positive workplace culture by designing and delivering approaches to embed desired behaviours across the organisation.
To apply for this job please visit www.apsjobs.gov.au.