About this job
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs.
It is at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to secure the nation’s
economic future and improve living standards. On behalf of the Government, the
Department supports and promotes new jobs, productivity improvements,
economic growth and sustainability through significant social and infrastructure
investment in all areas of Australia, including to communities in regional Australia.
General Manager, Regional Programs Branch, is a key appointment in achieving
the objectives of the Australian Government in strengthening the sustainability,
capacity and diversity of regional economies. Reporting to the Executive Director,
Regional Development and Local Government, the role is responsible for the
overall shaping, co-ordinating and driving of the implementation of programs
nationally, to stimulate economic growth and productivity and to contribute to
vibrant, and viable regional communities. The role is also responsible for grant and
contract management, as well as quality and risk management in the delivery of
services on behalf of government. Positive and effective leadership and stakeholder
engagement is critical to success in this role, as is the capacity to provide high
quality advice to the Senior Executive of the Department and to the Government
to enable the achievement of strategic outcomes. The role also requires the
capacity to manage change and provide business continuity during the relocation
of the Branch to Orange, NSW during the financial year.
To be a strong contender for this challenging and important role, applicants will
have extensive experience in program and project management, including financial
management and grants. Applicants will also have excellent stakeholder and
people management skills, with the ability to establish, build and maintain
productive working relationships to achieve cross government outcomes;
exceptional communication and negotiation skills; proven ability to achieve
organisational objectives; experience in solving complex and high profile issues;
and demonstrated ability to maintain a strategic focus, recognise opportunities,
be innovative and deliver outcomes.
Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing
[email protected] quoting Ref. No. 944. Further information may
be obtained by contacting Amanda O’Rourke on 0452 199 031.
Applications close at 11.59 pm AEDT, on Sunday 19 January 2020.