Manager, Office of the Deputy Secretary, West Division

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/0378733
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: WD378733 VPS 6 Manager Office of the Deputy Secretary.doc (Word, 977KB)
Job Specification

WD378733 VPS 6 Manager Office of the Deputy Secretary.pdf (PDF, 171KB)
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Contact: Andrea Wickham
(03) 9275 7435

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location:

Position Summary:

The Manager, Office of the Deputy Secretary is responsible for actively supporting the Deputy Secretary and divisional executive on issues and relationship management in order to protect and enhance the department's reputation. Managing the day to day operation of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, the Manager is responsible for overseeing a small team to ensure the delivery of timely, high quality responses to ministerial and other information requests, provision of advice and support to the Deputy Secretary, management of divisional governance and planning activities and successful roll out of divisional communications and events.

Are you:

  • able to lead a small team to achieve results in a fast paced and high-risk environment?
  • able to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships?
  • focused on quality, detail and ensuring that deadlines are met?

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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