Chief of Staff - Deputy Chief Minister's Office

Closes: 20 June 2019

Classification: Senior Adviser Level 2
Salary: $138,723 - $145,746
Position No: 44866
Directorate: ACT Executive
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 June 2019
Contact Officer: Yersheena ODonoghue on yersheena.odonoghue@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 4655

Details: Ms Yvette Berry, Deputy Chief Minister, and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Housing and Suburban Development, Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Sport and Recreation and Women, is seeking to appoint a Chief of Staff with the leadership and management acumen coupled with the skills and experience to provide high level policy and strategic political advice across a challenging and diverse set of portfolios. Key responsibilities of the role include: Develop, maintain and oversee implementation of the strategic direction of the Deputy Chief Minister’s portfolio and political responsibilities. Coordinate and supervise the activities of the Deputy Chief Minister’s staff to ensure portfolio, political and constituency responsibilities are met. Undertake high-level liaison on the Deputy Chief Minister’s behalf with other Ministers, other Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), Senior Government Executives, non-government and Party representatives. Provide timely advice to the Deputy Chief Minister on high level, sensitive and complex issues. Develop briefings and other papers on relevant political and policy matters as required. Manage budget and resource allocations in the Deputy Chief Minister’s office. Provide overall coordination of the office, policy development and communications processes.
Note: The successful candidate will be engaged under a Legislative Assembly Members’ Staff contract, and other terms and conditions of employment are governed by the ACT Legislative Assembly Members’ Staff Enterprise Agreement 2018 – 2021. It is not an ACT Public Service position. The role is for the term of the Government and is a Senior Adviser Level 2 position with a salary of $138,723 – $145,746 plus 7% allowance and superannuation. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Contact Officer.
How to Apply: Applications addressing the position requirements, including a Curriculum Vitae and contact details of two referees should be sent to the Contact Officer by COB 20 June 2019.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Community Support and Inclusion
Executive and Statutory Offices