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Important Message

On 31 October 2013, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, announced interim recruiting arrangements for the Australian Public Service.

As a result of these arrangements only current ongoing APS employees are eligible to apply for the following vacancies.

Further information regarding the interim arrangements is available on the APSC website.

Current Vacancies

Supporting Documents

Applications for advertised vacancies should be sent to:

Email: (preferred)

Recruitment Officer
Australian Research Council
GPO Box 2702
Canberra ACT 2601


**Please Note that this opportunity is only available to current ongoing Australian Public Service employees**

Position: Assistant Director
Classification: Executive Level 1
Employment Status: Ongoing
Position Contact: Mr Justin Withers
Apply Address:   
Applications Close: Friday, 24 April 2015

About the Opportunity:

The position is part of the Policy and Integrity Section within the Strategy Branch of the ARC. The Strategy Branch is responsible for policy development and advice; coordinating consultations with the research sector; coordinating the agency’s strategic and operational planning and performance reporting; NCGP data analysis; providing Secretariat support to the ARC Advisory Council, Australian Research Integrity Committee and ARC Audit Committee; risk management; and coordinating an internal audit program.

Duties of the position may include:

The occupant of the position will contribute at a high level to the activities of the Strategy Branch. Major responsibilities include:

  • Planning and leading research and analysis, and preparing policy advice, reviews, reports, briefings and correspondence;
  • providing senior assistance for consultations with the higher education sector;
  • liaising with representatives of the public and private sectors, notably higher education institutions, relevant Government departments, organisations and individuals (national and international) engaged in research and research support;
  • providing senior leadership at the section level, including deputising for the Director where required;
  • managing members of small teams on discreet projects and tasks; and
  • undertaking other tasks consistent with the ARC mission related to enhancing research and research management as necessary

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