EL1 Assistant Director

Location Australian Capital Territory, Canberra


A Federal Government Department are seeking numerous EL1 Assistant Directors. Located in Parkes. Client Details The Federal Department ensures the protection of matters of national environmental significance through its regulatory responsibilities under the Australian Government's central piece of environmental legislation.

Over the next 6 to 12 months, key priorities for the section include: Implementation of the recommendations and findings of a recent audit of referrals, assessments and approvals, including: preparation of new Quality Assurance Framework for the division preparation of a new quality control process for approval conditions development of new performance and efficiency measures for the division's work aligning the approach to assessments with risks to the environment Establishing a new evaluation and audit function within the division to provide assurance of consistency and legal robustness of decision making. Secretariat support to a new Deputy Secretary Steering Committee which will oversee implementation of the audit recommendations and quarterly reporting to the Secretary and Minister. Managing updates and quality control of environmental assessment templates.

Developing and managing change management processes for the division. Description We are a small, highly motivated and hardworking team who work collaboratively to share ideas and perspectives to find innovative solutions and achieve results. We place a high value on maintaining a respectful and courteous workplace where team members are supported to achieve their best.

Several positions are available at the EL1 level. Some of the duties across the positions include but are not limited to: leading a small team to implement recommendations and findings of the recent audit leading the preparation and implementation of plans and strategies relating to audit and quality assurance of procedures, policies and statutory decisions leading consultation with staff and senior executive across the division engaging with external consultants and central areas of the department driving change management processes in the division staff development, mentoring and performance evaluation project planning and delivery contributing to policy development and identifying opportunities for business process improvement. Profile Skills and capabilities The section is seeking talented leaders to manage small teams.

The successful applicant will have: demonstrated leadership and experience in leading teams to deliver outcomes, often in limited timeframes and with competing priorities the ability to identify problems and provide solutions well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills the ability to develop effective working relationships across the department and with external stakeholders. the ability to drive continuous improvement and facilitate change. the ability to lead, mentor and develop others, and build an effective, high functioning team.

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30 Oct 2020


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