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Assistant Director, Product and Project Manager-Information Services


Job Description:

The Opportunity: 
The Information Service Branch (ISB) is responsible for the smooth delivery and support of core ICT services to The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and a range of Shared Services partners including the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). 
ISB is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to fulfil two Assistant Director, Product & Project Management (Shared Services Application Development Section) positions at the EL 1 level. 
These vacancies are ongoing and non-ongoing. We also intend to create a merit list which can be leveraged over the coming 18 months for any new ongoing or non-ongoing vacancies for similar roles within the branch. 
As an Assistant Director you would in general be required to:
  • Product/project manage Microsoft Dynamics 365 and/or ServiceNow applications in multidisciplinary software development teams using Agile methodology
  • Provide high level executive, program/project, financial, procurement and/or system support to the branch and the department
  • Manage staff and build team capability
  • Promote a customer focused culture within work areas and provide value add outcomes to the clients
  • Under broad direction coordinate and resolve complex and sensitive issues
  • Represent and explain the views/position of the agency at cross-agency meetings and other forums in the context of more complex issues 
  • Prepare correspondence and corporate documentation, reports, submissions and proposal papers.
Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for strong performers with a proven track record in achieving operational outcomes in a broad range of areas which may include but are not limited to:
  • ICT product management, and
  • project management and executive reporting.
Our ideal candidate would have desirable skills such as:
  • Be flexible and be able to balance between applying rules and achieving business outcomes
  • People skills - can motivate staff, lead a small team and also have confidence to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to identify opportunities, achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills - be able to present a logical and compelling argument and negotiate on better outcomes for the department
  • Demonstrated experience in managing priorities and delivering quality outcomes in tight timeframes
  • Be able to recommend strategic directions and consider wider agency implications when making decisions.
Our work is fast paced. High standards are expected from you and your team, therefore requiring you to be flexible, have good judgement and be able to manage competing demands in a professional manner. You will be working with motivated and dedicated people in the organisation and be supported by the senior managers. The breadth of work will give you the opportunities to broaden and diversify your skills.
What We Offer:
  • Agile, respectful, dynamic, and inclusive workplace; 
  • Attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions;
  • Exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government, contributing to improving the lives of all Australians, with career development and networking opportunities difficult to find elsewhere;
  • The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.
We embrace flexible working practices including working from home and specially designed offices to enable flexible working approaches through spaces designed to accommodate a range of working styles (whilst at all times adhering to social distancing principles and appropriate hygiene practices).PM&C staff apply flexibility and activity-based principles to work, allowing them to choose where and how they work in an open space, while using integrated technological solutions. This type of working supports increased communication and collaboration, and encourages agility and innovation.
To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen. 
The occupant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected) level security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.  
The successful candidate will be required to be assessed through our pre-employment screening checks, such as an Australian Criminal History Check
How to apply:
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you! Submit an online application through the PM&C Careers Page by 11:30pm AEDT on Wednesday 22 February 2023.


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Full time


Barton, ACT, Australia


Assistant Director, Product and Project Manager-Information Services






$113,627 - $129,502 per year