Deputy Secretary, Regulation

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JEP036A
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $312,274 - $457,081
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: JEP036 Position Description.docx (Word, 759KB)

Contact: Dallas Beasley - 0417 981 338

Position Details

About us

The Regulation group at the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) brings together the consumer protection, regulation, dispute resolution and assurance functions of DJCS to:

  • regulate gambling and liquor industries and consumer affairs
  • provide policy advice on residential tenancies and the liquor and gambling industries
  • drive continuous improvement in the justice and emergency management sectors
  • support the oversight of the state's post sentence scheme
  • deliver the state's working with children scheme
  • provide dispute resolution services to the community

About the role

The Deputy Secretary, Regulation is responsible for the strategic leadership of the group as well as for ensuring agreed government priorities and outcomes are delivered. You will ensure the provision of strong expert advice to government on policy and program issues and the development of strategic approaches to ensure the delivery of the portfolio.

As the Deputy Secretary, Regulation you will lead, motivate and support a team of senior leaders and their staff across the Regulation group to effectively and efficiently deliver operational services and to set the parameters in which these leaders operate.

You will also provide visible and values-based leadership that drives a collaborative, respectful and a performance-based culture along with providing high quality, authoritative and strategic advice to relevant ministers and the Secretary on current and emerging issues.

About you

  • A significant record of achievement in leadership including strategic planning and management, establishing program priorities and directions, quality management, corporate governance, implementation of culture changes and compliance with statutory requirements 
  • Extensive experience as a senior executive in the development, implementation and ongoing management of reform agendas, for example in the delivery of policy reform, legislative change or service outcomes.
  • Strategic understanding of and ability to keep abreast of emerging issues and risks that may impact the department's programs and service delivery
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to influence and provide advice at ministerial and senior executive levels
  • Demonstrated high order conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applications close: Midnight 27th of January, 2020

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