EL1 Assistant Director, Governance and Coordination - Canberra Based

Lead a small team, Minimum Baseline Clearance Required, Canberra based.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent body under the Home Affairs Portfolio.  The ABF is responsible for operational activity that supports the Australian Governments border protection, investigations, compliance, detention and enforcement functions. 

Within the ABF, Air and Marine Capability Branch (AMCB) is responsible for the capability management of a fleet of air and marine surveillance, patrol and response assets.  Our capabilities include ocean going patrol boats, shallow water and coastal response vessels and contracted aircraft.  AMCB operates in a complex, challenging and changing environment that is characterised by a continual high tempo of operations.


About the roles:

Based in Canberra this diverse role supports the Branch executive by leading a range of governance, risk and assurance, recruitment and secretariat functions. The Assistant Director, Governance and Coordination leads the coordination of briefs, papers and other correspondence for a range of governance matters and administers recruitment activities for the Branch.


Our ideal candidates:

Able to work autonomously and to be self-directed our ideal candidate will lead a small team to deliver governance, secretariat, risk and assurance and recruitment business services.  With high level negotiation, written and oral communication skills you will be able to work with internal and external stakeholders to proactively deliver high quality outputs within specified timeframes.


Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Lead a small team.
  • Coordinate and develop business reports, briefs and papers.
  • Take a lead role in the operation of a key Governance Committee, including provision of secretariat services and the preparation and delivery of papers and reports.
  • Lead branch recruitment activities.


Role requirements/qualifications:

  • A background in one or more of the following; administration, governance and/or report writing.
  • Proactively and consistently meet deadlines.
  • High level written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess or able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.

If you think this role sounds like you and youd like to work in a friendly, high quality team then the Australian Border Force welcomes your application.


To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Departments minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.


A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within the next 12 months for both ongoing and non-ongoing roles.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports employee's to reach their full potential.

Opportunity type:

Ongoing-Full time


Applications close:

11.59pm AEST on Thursday, 18 June 2020.



09/06/2020 $0 ACT 1 Administration & Office Support
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