17 May

Assistant Director Jobs Vacancy in Department Agriculture Water Resources Sydney

Position
Assistant Director
Company
Department Agriculture Water Resources
Location
Sydney NSW
Opening
17 May, 2018 10 days ago

Department Agriculture Water Resources Sydney urgently required following position for Assistant Director. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Assistant Director Jobs Vacancy in Department Agriculture Water Resources Sydney Jobs Details:

  • Executive Level 1 (Policy & Technical) - $97,035 - $109,491
  • Sydney & Brisbane (positions will be located in the metropolitan area)
  • Contact Officer: Leisa Curtis (02) 8334 7638
The role of the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. As part of this, the Department safeguards Australia’s animal and plant health status to maintain overseas markets and protect the economy and environment from the impact of exotic pests and diseases through risk assessment, inspection and certification, and the implementation of emergency response arrangements for Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries.

The Inspection Services Group (ISG) delivers regulatory inspection services nationally across the biosecurity continuum (offshore, at the border and onshore) to verify compliance with Australia's biosecurity and export market requirements. ISG works with policy/program divisions within the department to influence and implement operational policy and deliver services in accordance with policy intent, risk-based operating models and within budget. The group has a national footprint delivering services in all capital cities and significant regional out-ports around the country and in Australia's off-shore territories.

ISG delivers services to verify compliance with Australia’s biosecurity and export market requirements. ISG works as a team to anticipate risk and acts quickly and effectively to protect our economy, environment and communities.

What we do
ISG implements and influences operational policy and responds to strategic and emerging issues in a dynamic, risk-based environment. As an Assistant Director working in the biosecurity field you will be involved in delivering regulatory services in accordance with legislation offshore, at the border and post-border.

Business lines within ISG undertake import and export inspections, surveillance and compliance assurance activities across commodities and pathways at airports, seaports, mail centres, in-office locations and third-party premises across Australia. The business manages biosecurity risks associated with import and export goods and arriving international travellers and mail.

Who we work with
Clients
Our clients include individuals and businesses who import or export goods; and international travellers. Our clients range from individuals with one off or rare dealings with the department – like tourists entering Australia or individuals receiving goods purchased over the internet – to professional couriers, freight transporters and importers/exporters who may deal with the department on a daily basis.

Government
We routinely work with several government bodies, including:

Department of Home Affairs
Department of Health
Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand
Department of Defence and overseas military forces

The Job
On a daily basis an Assistant Director will:

  • Manage the delivery of departmental services, including but not limited to:

  • leading diverse teams and influencing positive behaviours and culture
  • overseeing delivery of regulatory services within geographically dispersed locations
  • business planning and review
  • financial management
  • corporate governance
  • Work Health and Safety

  • Lead, promote and ensure effective implementation of departmental WHS and Rehab policies and procedures. They will also ensure that operational risks are assessed and controlled in consultation with workers and Health and Safety Representatives.
  • Promote and ensure adherence to APS Values, employment principles and code of conduct whilst managing diversity.
  • Represent the department in a variety of forums. They will also liaise and effectively communicate with other government agencies, industry bodies and clients.
  • Contribute to the development, promotion and implementation of innovative and contemporary business strategies to address operational and program needs within service delivery operations.
  • Undertake or participate in workforce planning strategies, operational reviews and projects designed to improve corporate governance, continuity of service delivery and the operational integrity of departmental programs.

Please note that a merit pool will be established from this recruitment process which may be used to fill similar vacancies that arise in ISG over the next 12 months.

Knowledge and experience
We require people with a proven ability to lead teams responsible for delivering regulatory services. Suitable applicants would be experienced in working under broad direction to achieve results in line with strategic intent, contributing to business improvement, inspiring a sense of purpose and promoting a collaborative and engaging culture. It is not necessary to have previous experience working in Biosecurity and/or government to be successful in these roles. It is however essential to have the capacity to readily assimilate and acquire an understanding of the relevant legislation, guidelines and operational context.

Skills and capabilities
Shapes strategic direction
The capacity to provide a clear sense of direction and use influence to maximise the efforts of others to achieve objectives and goals. In particular the ability to set priorities; manage finances and resources; instil the desire to succeed; ensure the team is informed and up-to-date; develop capability; and acknowledge performance.

Achieves Results
The capacity to persist at tasks, track progress and ensure the timely completion of intended objectives. In particular the ability to: ensure that inspections are performed systematically and consistently; use time and resources efficiently; ensure team members stay focused and on track; and overcome obstacles and barriers.

Building Productive Relationships
The capacity to forge effective and purposeful partnerships with people at all levels across business areas and organisations. Working cooperatively, showing respect and sharing information in the pursuit of better outcomes for the department. In particular the ability to: promote harmony, gain consensus and encourage commitment in a range of workplace situations – as a manager; working with internal and external stakeholders; and as a member of the leadership cohort.

Communicate with Influence
The capacity to present material and discuss issues (written and verbal) credibly and thoughtfully, ensuring that the information communicated is clear, balanced, compelling and targeted at the intended audience. In particular the ability to liaise, develop correspondence and provide advice to internal and external stakeholders; and produce timely, accurate and coherent reports.

Exemplifies Personal Drive and integrity
The capacity to act in a professional manner at all times while operating within the boundaries of organisational processes, legal and public policy constraints. In particular the ability to provide impartial and forthright advice, to deliver constructive, objective feedback in a manner that gains acceptance and the ability to operate as an effective representative of the department.

Eligibility/Other requirements
These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. To be eligible for employment with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, an applicant must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process includes a requirement for the applicant to undergo and satisfy a National Police Check, referee checks, character clearance and where relevant a pre-employment medical assessment, specified mandatory qualification(s) validation and a probation period of 6 months. Any applicant that, in the course of their work, requires unescorted access within an aviation or maritime security zone will be required to obtain and maintain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) or Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC).

The successful applicants must:

  • hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence
  • meet Department of Agriculture and Water Resources health and security requirements
  • wear appropriate protective personal equipment and clothing to comply with departmental Work Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • note that relocation assistance is subject to negotiation
  • note that flexible working arrangements may be considered and are subject to negotiation.

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