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494884/AGD - Various Opportunities – First Assistant Secretary - SES Band 2

Attorney General's Department

Our Opportunities AGD is a legal, social and economic policy department at the heart of government. The department is seeking dynamic senior executives with the ability to drive Australia’s industrial relations, legal policy, justice and public sector integrity agenda, including collaboration with other portfolios. We will be creating a merit pool of suitable SES Band 2 officers to fill roles over a 12 month period.

As an SES Band 2, reporting to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, you will be responsible for the management and output of a division. Divisions across AGD are made up of multiple branches, each with their own priorities, accountabilities and staff-profile. You will take responsibility for your division in the effective delivery of key policy and program outcomes, and for ensuring the timely and strategic co-ordination of advice in supporting the Attorney-General and Assistant Minister in meeting the government’s policy agenda.

To be successful, you will need to be a strategic thinker and possess a clear-sighted understanding of Australia's interests. High functioning conceptual, analytical, negotiation and representational skills will be important attributes of the successful candidates. Who are we looking for? We are looking for people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working.

Our employees display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes. If you have demonstrated experience in the following areas, we want to hear from you: A drive to manage and deliver Australia’s law, workplace relations, justice and integrity agendas. Take responsibility for the smooth and appropriate delivery of the key policy and program outcomes of their division.

Support the Attorney-General and Assistant Minister with timely and strategic co-ordination of advice and service. Demonstrate strong conceptual, analytical, negotiation and representational skills. Work collaboratively across the department, government and the community.

Anticipate, plan, engage and respond, fostering partnerships which inform, build and deliver strong business outcomes. The SES Performance Expectations provide more detail on the department’s capability expectations. The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As an AGD employee, you will: be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment receive a generous starting salary and work conditions benefit from supportive learning and development be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network. To see further information regarding our support.


Date22 June 2021

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type Part Time

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