Acting Assistant Director, Private Sector Industrial Relations

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/019777AB
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: until 12 March 2019
Attachments: PD_Assistant Director_VPS Grade 6_019777_August 2018.docx (Word, 124KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lissa Zass
(03) 9651 9761

Position Details


  • $116, 863 - $156, 387 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term (until 12 March 2019)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Acting Assistant Director, Private Sector Industrial Relations forms a part of the Private Sector Industrial Relations Division within Industrial Relations Victoria Group.

The Private Sector Industrial Relations team provides expert advice and assistance on private sector industrial relations matters, supports government participation in the development and maintenance of the national industrial relations system and leads responses and submissions to major industrial relations reviews and inquiries. It also provides secretariat support to industry councils in the building, transport and forestry sectors. The Private Sector Industrial Relations team monitors industrial disputes and provides advice to the Minister as to the level of the Government's involvement in those disputes; for example, should the Government offer to assist the parties in resolving their issues, or should the Government seek to intervene at the Fair Work Commission, where matters are of public importance.

The Acting Assistant Director, Private Sector provides high-level expert and strategic advice to the Director, senior management and Ministers on private sector industrial relations matters in Victoria. The Acting Assistant Director plays a key role in identifying emerging industrial relations issues and risks and advising on workplace relations reforms and has the capacity to lead and motivate staff and assist in team leadership and management.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience and expertise in the provision of strategic advice on industrial relations matters combined with a comprehensive knowledge of workplace relations matters;
  • High level analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Demonstrated capability in stakeholder engagement, preferably involving unions and/or industry groups;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, in order to contribute to government participation in high level reviews and inquiries.

Demonstrated experience in government, employment law, or economic analysis will be highly regarded.

For a confidential discussion, please call Lissa Zass, Director, Private Sector and Compliance on (03) 9651 9761.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 19 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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