Directorate Liaison Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 24 April 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 24173
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 April 2019
Contact Officer: Tracy Chester on tracy.chester@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0469

Details: Community Services Directorate is looking for an experienced senior officer to undertake the role of Directorate Liaison Officer (DLO). The position currently supports Ministers who have responsibilities for the following portfolios: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Disability; Children, Youth and Families; Community Services and Facilities and Multicultural Affairs. The DLO will facilitate and support direct communications and advice between the Directorate and the Ministers’ Office. The DLO is also the first point of contact for Directorate staff with enquiries relating to ministerial correspondence or briefing requirements. The DLO will provide specialist assistance in matters relating to the Legislative Assembly, Government business and constituent meetings and functions and must be able to liaise with community members regarding their concerns and provide guidance on these matters to Directorate Executive and Ministerial staff. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a high level of sensitivity, confidentiality and a flexible approach to tight deadlines. The DLO reports to the Senior Manager, Organisational Governance on Government business matters and the Executive Officer to the Director-General on sensitive matters, such as child protection. Community Services Directorate is an inclusive employer where all people are respected and valued for their contribution. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, People with Disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, veterans, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people.
Note: This is a temporary position available for up to twelve months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to apply: Interested candidates should submit an Application Coversheet and a two page statement which demonstrates relevant skills and experience against the Selection Criteria. Please also include a current Curriculum Vitae and contact details of at least two current referees. Applications should be sent to jobs@act.gov.au

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Community Support and Inclusion
Leaders and Senior Management