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Executive Level Assistant Director, International Engagement

Australian Government Department Of Infrastructure And Regional Development

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Title: AssistantDirectors,InternationalEngagement Classification(s): Executive Level 1 Employment Type: Ongoing/Non-ongoing, Full Time Salary: $108,264- $114,229plus superannuation *The department has an Individual Flexibility Arrangement (IFA) Framework for rewarding and retaining high performing ongoing Executive Level (EL) employees. EL employees may get the opportunity to access up to an additional 15% on top of the department's maximum standard pay point under this Framework. Business Division: Communications Services and Consumer Division/Communications Infrastructure Division Branch / Section: Post, International Telecommunications and ACMA Branch / International Engagement - ITU and APT Section Spectrum Branch / International Radiocommunications Section Location: Canberra Security Clearance: Negative Vetting 1 Job Reference No: 37465 Contact Officer: Josh Cockerillon 02 6274 8117, 0456 693 723 Joshua.Cockerill@infrastructure.gov.au Closing Date: 11.59pm AEDT Sunday, 5 December 2021 Our Department values Our values set the direction for what it means to work in our department. They inform the standard and expectations of behaviours, skills and capabilities and the attributes we currently have, will continually work to achieve and develop, and that we use to acknowledge and attract, retain and recruit into our department. We invest in, trust and care about our people. We create a fulfilling, flexible and supportive workplace that helps our people achieve their goals. We invest in the tools, systems and training our people need to do their jobs. The department supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with cultural and linguistic diversity, and LGBTIQ people. The department is committed to achieving gender equality and, in particular, supporting women's progression into senior leadership. A little bit about us The Communications and Media Group currently has several Assistant Director roles available across two divisions. This process may also be used to fill future vacancies that arise. The Communications Services and Consumer Division focuses on policy, regulation and programs to supplement the commercial provision of communications infrastructure to provide positive consumer outcomes. This includes safeguards to provide access to post, telephone, payphone and broadband services nationally, protect vulnerable members of the community, such as users of the National Relay Service and Priority Assistance, deliver timely connection and repair times, and expand mobile coverage and other communications solutions in regional, rural and remote Australia. The Division also oversights Australia Post and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), and leads Australia's engagement in multilateral communications agencies including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Universal Postal Union and Asia Pacific Postal Union. The Communications Infrastructure Division provides policy, implementation and program delivery advice to the Government on Australia's fixed line and mobile communications infrastructure. It also involves helping the Government maximise productivity benefits from the Government's investment in the National Broadband Network (NBN), and promoting an innovative and competitive communications sector through policy development and advice so that all Australians can realise the full benefits of communications and other technologies that rely on the radiofrequency spectrum. About the Sections: The International Engagement - ITU and APT Team leads Australia's engagement on telecommunications issues through its work with the ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, the APT, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group (APEC TEL). The next 12 months will be a busy time as the team prepares for and attends three major ITU assemblies and conferences; the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly, the World Telecommunications Development Conference, and the Plenipotentiary Conference. A key activity is to run Australia's campaign for reelection to the ITU Council at the next Plenipotentiary Conference. As an elected member of the ITU Council since 1959, Australia has played a pivotal role in the ITU's support for communications in our region, especially in aiding capacity-building efforts. Australia promotes an efficient, effective and inclusive ITU where Member States, Sector Members, associates and academia can share ideas and work collaboratively. Australia's work helps the ITU strengthen its governance arrangements and enhance its accountability and transparency, which is particularly relevant as states grapple with how to deal with new technologies in these international fora. The International Radiocommunications Team leads Australia's involvement in international forums working to harmonise spectrum and satellite orbit usage globally. Spectrum makes modern life possible - we use it for everything from mobile phones to microwave ovens, watching TV to air traffic control, weather radars to opening garage doors remotely. Use of spectrum and satellite orbits is governed by an international treaty called the Radio Regulations, managed by the ITU. Every 3 or 4 years the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) is held to revise the Radio Regulations. The next WRC will occur in 2023, and there are a number of regional and global preparatory meetings held in the lead up to the Conference. Notable items on the agenda for WRC-23 include the identification of additional spectrum for 5G mobile services, tracking and command of certain satellites, intelligent transportation systems, and rules for new multi-satellite constellations. The opportunities we have available We are seeking people who are passionate about working at the forefront of global telecommunications policy in a complex geostrategic environment. You will be a part of a highperforming team to support the Australian Government's engagement in international multilateral fora, where you will advance Australia's interests through sensitive negotiations in a complex environment. Positions are based in Canberra, but will involve domestic and/or international travel once it is safe and practical to do so. This includes representing Australia at ITU and APT meetings on a range of international radiocommunications and telecommunications issues, and supporting the Head of the Australian Delegation. Remote participation in virtual meetings held outside of normal Australian working hours is required. A merit pool may be established for a period of 12 months from the date of this advertisement as a result of the selection process. What will you do? In the International Engagement - ITU and APT Team, you will primarily manage Australia's engagement in the ITU - Development sector, so that the ITU's development activities are aligned with Australia's interests, which includes ICT-related development and delivery of projects to address policy and regulatory issues, and capacity building and information sharing in the Asia-Pacific region. In the International Radiocommunications Team, you will research, prepare and gain approval for Australian policy positions for WRC, working closely with representatives of other countries, the communications industry, the ACMA and other Australian Government agencies, and then pursue Australia's interests at the WRC-23. Who are we looking for? We are looking for innovative thinkers with excellent analytical skills and a desire to work collaboratively to solve problems. You must have strong oral and written communication skills, and experience writing for a variety of audiences. You should have sound judgement and strong organisational and coordination skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities. You should have good attention to detail and accuracy, be able to deliver responsive and timely results, and demonstrate that you can develop productive working relationships across the APS and with external stakeholders. The successful candidates will demonstrate skills to support/coordinate preparations for complex negotiations, which could include experience working on multi-stakeholder domestic policy, and/or experience representing Australia in bilateral, regional or multilateral negotiations. Experience or a strong interest in telecommunications policy, or knowledge of the operations of the ITU and the APT, would be advantageous. Eligibility requirements Employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999 including: Citizenship: To be eligible for employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, applicants must be an Australian citizen. Only in exceptional circumstances will the department consider waiving this requirement. Health Assessment: The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the department's preferred medical provider. Security Clearance: The successful candidate must be able to obtain and/or maintain a security clearance at Baseline Vetting Level. You must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information. You must have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding five years for Baseline Vetting clearances. More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website. How to apply Applications for this opportunity close at 11.59pm AEDT Sunday, 5 December 2021. In applying for this position, you are not required to address individual selection criteria. Rather, you should provide a statement of no more than two pages outlining your background, capabilities and experiences, and how these align with the advertised role. You should also provide a CV, to a maximum of three pages. The capabilities and behaviours required to be successful for this role are identified in the Who are we looking for' section. Your application should be received through the department's online recruitment system. Applications via Indeed will not be accepted. If you experience any issues with the system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6271 1283 or via email to recruitment@infrastructure.gov.au to discuss an alternative way to submit your application.

Job details
Date posted
28 Nov 2021
Expiring date
27 Jan 2022
Category
Admin & Office Support
Occupation
Administration Manager
Estimated
$100k ~ $100k
Contract type
Permanent
Work type
Full Time
Job mode
Standard hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident

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