#679 First Assistant Secretary, (several positions), SES Band 2, Department of Health

#679 First Assistant Secretary, (several positions), SES Band 2, Department of Health

The Department of Health (the Department) is seeking talented and experienced executives to join its senior leadership team to help ensure that we respond to current and emerging challenges to the health of Australians, our health and aged care system, and the government’s objectives in relation to sport.  We work as a team to develop and implement coherent, connected and evidence-based responses.

As a First Assistant Secretary you will support the Secretary and executive team with the leadership and direction setting of the Department. Successful candidates will have demonstrated their ability and commitment to shape the culture and capability of the Department. This will include the provision of high level policy advice to portfolio Ministers; planning, development and implementation of major government and departmental initiatives; operational leadership and change experience and strategic vision; and the establishment of strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including state and territory governments and major non-government organisations. You will also be expected to represent the Department in a wide range of public forums.

Several opportunities exist in our policy and program divisions. Technical expertise and professional experience in key policy areas of the portfolio will be well regarded. In addition, we are also seeking to fill the positions of Chief Information Officer and the First Assistant Secretary, Financial Management Division.