Job title: Director
Company: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
- EL 2 – $129,562 – $150,532 per annum plus superannuation
- Parks Australia Division
- Canberra, ACT,Hobart, TAS
Who we are
Australia’s natural and cultural heritage is unique. Our land and seascapes are distinctive, home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, and to some of the oldest living cultures on earth. These environments and cultures are an essential part of our national identity, and visitors travel from across the country and the world to experience them. The Director of National Parks (the Director) is responsible for six national parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, 58 Australian Marine Parks and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Parks Australia is the federal park agency that supports the Director, and they are a division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department). We work to showcase these natural and cultural wonders to the world, demonstrating to all why these places are so special, and inspiring communities to become more invested in their care and future.
The branches include the Marine and Island Parks Branch, Booderee and Business Services Branch, Northern Territory Parks (Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park) Branch, Australian National Botanic Gardens and Partnerships Branch, and Asset Infrastructure Branch. There is also the newly-formed cross-department Ocean Coordination Unit.
Most positions within Parks Australia are Identified as we are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, stakeholders and partners. We expect Directors to have an understanding of the issues that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and have demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are looking for people with demonstrated skills that can support Parks Australia on its continued journey to deliver effective management of our most precious places. We want people that can show they are adaptable to change and willing to lead.
We are looking to fill Director roles in the Oceans Coordination Unit; Assurance and Governance; Strategic Priorities; and Science and Management Effectiveness (Marine and Island Parks) immediately.
The duties include, but are not limited to:
- being responsible for leading programs and polices support the effective management of terrestrial and marine parks and gardens
- applying your technical expertise to support robust decision making, policy development or project management
- developing strategies that identify and manage a range of corporate and operational policies and risks
- leading and inspiring your staff, guiding them through change and ensuring financial and human resources are appropriately managed
- leading a section with responsibility for distinct pieces of work, as well as engaging across your Branch, the Division, and the Department to shape the future direction of Parks Australia.
This selection process will initially be used to fill an ongoing vacancy in Canberra and Hobart however a merit pool will be established from this recruitment process which may be used to fill future ongoing (both regional and metropolitan) vacancies in a range of locations. These locations include Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, and Tasmania subject to negotiation.
Please note the merit pool established through this selection process is valid for a period of 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Public Service Gazette.
What we are looking for
Knowledge and experience
The following knowledge and experience are relevant for the current and future vacancies within the division:
- Demonstrated experience in building and leading high performing teams, including staff development, coaching and performance management.
- Experience in developing and implementing policies and programs including consultation with stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience in managing relationships with cultural heritage, scientific and research organisations, including working in partnership with these organisations to deliver tangible outcomes.
- Experience in managing resources and deliverables in accordance with agreed budgets and plans in an operational environment.
- Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to achieve outcomes.
For additional information, please read the Job Description below.
Expected salary: $129562 – 150532 per year
Location: Canberra, ACT – Hobart, TAS
Job date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 04:25:52 GMT