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Assistant Secretary, Environment, Resilience and Resources Branch


The Opportunity We are looking for an experienced candidate to lead the Environment, Resilience and Resources Branch within the Industry, Infrastructure and Environment Division. The successful candidate, whether an established Assistant Secretary or a high-performing and experienced EL2 seeking an opportunity, will lead a branch with responsibility for providing advice to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on policy issues spanning the environment, water, resilience, resources and Northern Australia policy domains. Working hand-in-glove with colleagues across PM&C, other central agencies and the portfolio agencies we shadow, you will bring whole-of-government and whole-of-economy perspectives to the responsibilities of the role, driving a coordinated and coherent approach supported by robust, evidence-based and nuanced advice.

As an Assistant Secretary, you will also form an integral part of the senior leadership team for the Division, with shared responsibility for supporting an inclusive and staff-centric approach to wellbeing, and cultivating the cohesive and productive culture that sits at the core of II&E's identity. This advertisement may also be used to fill other Assistant Secretary roles within the Division. The key duties of the position include Our Ideal Candidate To be successful you need to be able to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment - responding to key policy priorities, meeting tight timeframes and building organisational effectiveness.

You will be an experienced leader with excellent influencing and negotiation skills, who is adept at building relationships across the public service, industry, academia, and Minister's offices. You will be able to lead and manage a team of professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, motivating them to bring their best to their role. You will display an inclusive, collegiate approach to leadership.

You will thrive under pressure and have experience delivering fast, frank and forensically accurate advice, and delivering outcomes in a complex, multi-layered and dynamic environment. You will need excellent judgement and risk management skills, and possess high-level capacity for conceptual and analytical work balanced with an ability to distil core issues from complex scenarios. You will also have the confidence and capability to participate as a member of the Department's broader executive leadership team.

If you're motivated by the prospect of being part of a dynamic agenda, working closely with various stakeholders and to drive change, and have a deep understanding of PM&C's role in setting and delivering policy directions, we want to hear from you. The occupant of these positions are considered an Officer under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and is required to exercise due diligence in complying with their obligations under this Act. Occupants would be required to exercise the appropriate powers, authority, delegations and discretions under the relevant legislation including the.


Date13 September 2021

Location -

type Full Time

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