One APS career… Thousands of opportunities JOB INFORMATION PACK Job Title: EL1 Manager Details: Executive Level 1 Human Resources Corporate Services Branch Ongoing vacancy Full-time Immediate Supervisor: EL2, Director Human Resources Position Number: Several Positions Remuneration EL1: $88,416 to $94,000 plus 15.4% superannuation and access to performance pay Other Conditions: The successful applicants for these positions may be required to undertake interstate travel. Location: Canberra Contact Officer: Shona Moloney, Director Human Resources, 1300 366 979 PS Gazette 50: 18 December 2008 Applications close: 2 January 2009 Structure: The Corporate Services Branch is led by the General Manager, who is a member of Comcare‟s Executive. The branch is made up of five sections Financial Services Human Resources Property & Services Information Systems IT Business Engagement & Solutions Corporate Services Branch Corporate Services Branch provides a broad range of advice, services and support. It takes a lead role in ensuring that Comcare meets its corporate responsibilities as well as working with other branches to enable the achievement of core business objectives. Human Resources Section provides operational and strategic services to Comcare to support organisational delivery of business outcomes. The Section comprises of the following teams: * Strategic Recruitment * Industrial Relations and Personnel * Workplace Health and Safety * Organisational Learning and Development * Workforce Planning and HR Strategy * HR Projects HR strives to further improve elements of workforce design through innovative planning and strategy development. This requires individuals who excel at building productive relationships with the Comcare Executive and engaging stakeholders to consider workforce needs as part of their ongoing business. The HR Section has been awarded the ACT HR Impact Award for 2008 – this award is awarded to organisations (both public and private) by the Australian Human Resource Institute for “recognising the performance and impact of a HR Department as measured by company KPIs related to the output of a HR function and standard people management metrics benchmarked against Australian norms.” Who is Comcare looking for? Comcare is seeking highly motivated people with broad HR experience to occupy positions within Human Resource Services. These positions have leadership and management roles in Comcare and you will be working closely with managers to assist the organisation to move forward. You will personally deliver and supervise the delivery of high quality, timely and cost-effective HR services to managers in a range of areas. To be successful in these roles, you will need to have excellent strategic and analytical skills, a record of achieving results, personal drive and integrity, the ability to cultivate productive working relationships and high level communication skills. You will also have the capacity, flexibility and willingness to perform in and move between jobs in any functional area of Comcare. Applicants interested in applying for these positions will require experience in the areas of payroll, employment relations and strategic and operational recruitment in addition to managing a small team. Skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and HRIMS (Aurion) are highly desirable. Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in HR or related field and relevant experience would be highly regarded. Other conditions: The successful applicants may be required to undertake interstate travel. Comcare offers a range of flexible working conditions to balance each individual‟s circumstances with the needs of the organisation. Comcare prides itself on the many opportunities it offers for further staff learning and development. These positions are open to Australian citizens. In some circumstances, applicants who have Permanent Resident status may be offered employment pending the granting of citizenship. To be eligible for engagement applicants must meet conditions, such as probation, security and character clearances and health clearances. EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION 1 ABOUT COMCARE Comcare is the Commonwealth‟s occupational health and safety regulator and workers‟ compensation manager. Comcare works in partnership with employers and employees to achieve Australia‟s Safest Workplaces, supported by early and safe return to work for injured employees and by timely and appropriate compensation payments. Comcare’s Vision Australia‟s Safest Workplaces Comcare’s Mission To work in partnership with our customers to reduce the human and financial costs of workplace injuries and disease in the jurisdiction Our principal roles are: to promote best practice in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation and the return to work of injured employees; to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (SRC Act); to determine claims and pay workers‟ compensation to Australian Government and ACT Government employees in accordance with the SRC Act; assist the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (the SRC Commission) in the performance of its statutory functions; and Manage the Commonwealth‟s common law liabilities for asbestos-related disease. Comcare’s Priorities Comcare has identified three key result areas as part of its Corporate Plan. safe and healthy workplaces; early and safe return to work; and equitable and sustainable compensation. Current and emerging challenges Working collaboratively with employers and employees to maintain the trend towards decreased incidence and severity of workplace injury; Ensuring continued innovation to maintain a high level of successful rehabilitation and sustainable return to work for injured employees; Maintaining Australia‟s safest workplaces following expansion of the Comcare scheme to a range of private sector employers; Responding to pressures on public expenditure through efficient service delivery, sound financial management and strong accountability for resources. 2 Structure The Chief Executive Officer of Comcare is Mr Martin Dolan. He is assisted in the strategic leadership of the agency by a Deputy CEO, five General Managers and the position of General Counsel. Comcare is structured around the following Branches: Claims Services Prevention & Rehabilitation Assurance Research & Policy Legal Services Corporate Services Comcare’s Values and Behaviours Comcare expects everyone within the organisation to uphold the APS Values and the Code of Conduct (included in this document). Within that framework, Comcare expects its people to: accept responsibility and accountability for their actions at work; communicate with our customers in an open and transparent way; behave in a fair and professional manner in their dealings with each other and their customers; contribute to the full extent of their knowledge, skills and abilities and acknowledge the effort of others; and continuously improve the quality of the services they provide. Resourcing Comcare employs around 550 people based in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. It has an annual recurrent budget in excess of $300 million and manages outstanding workers‟ compensation claims liabilities of approximately $2.5 billion. Where Comcare is located? Comcare‟s main office is in Canberra. Canberra Office Level 4 14 Moore Street Canberra ACT 2601 Adelaide Office Level 22 25 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 3 Brisbane Office Level 8 410 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Melbourne Office Level 2 121 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Newcastle Office Suite A, Level 6 G & T Building 41-45 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300 Sydney Office Level 30 Sydney Central Building 477 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 Perth Office Level 5 89 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000 4 VALUES AND CODE OF CONDUCT We apply the Australian Public Service (APS) Values and Code of Conduct to everything we do. APS VALUES The APS is apolitical, performing its functions in an impartial and professional manner. The APS is a public service in which employment decisions are based on merit. The APS provides a workplace that is free from discrimination and recognises and utilises the diversity of the Australian community it serves. The APS has the highest ethical standards. The APS is openly accountable for its actions, within the framework of Ministerial responsibility to the government, the Parliament and the Australian public. The APS is responsive to the Government in providing frank, honest, comprehensive, accurate and timely advice and in implementing the government‟s policies and programs. The APS delivers services fairly, effectively, impartially and courteously to the Australian public and is sensitive to the diversity of the Australian public. The APS has leadership of the highest quality. The APS establishes workplace relations that value communication, consultation, co-operation and input from employees on matters that affect their workplace. The APS provides a fair, flexible, safe and rewarding workplace. The APS focuses on achieving results and managing performance. The APS promotes equity in employment. The APS provides a reasonable opportunity to all eligible members of the community to apply for APS employment. The APS is a career-based service to enhance the effectiveness and cohesion of Australian‟s democratic system of government. The APS provides a fair system of review of decisions taken in respect of APS employees. The Values are set out in Section 10 of the Public Service Act 1999. 5 VALUES AND CODE OF CONDUCT APS CODE OF CONDUCT An APS employee must behave honestly and with integrity in the course of APS employment An APS employee must act with care and diligence in the course of APS employment An APS employee, when acting in the course of APS employment, must treat everyone with respect and courtesy, and without harassment. An APS employee, when acting in the course of APS employment, must comply with all applicable Australian laws. For this purpose, Australian law means any Act or an instrument made under an Act or any law of a State or Territory, including any instrument made under such law. An APS employee must comply with any lawful and reasonable direction given by someone in the employee‟s Agency who has authority to give the direction. An APS employee must maintain appropriate confidentiality about dealings that the employee has with any Minister or Minister‟s member of staff. An APS employee must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent) in connection with APS employment. An APS employee must not provide false or misleading information in response to a request for information that is made for official purposes in connection with the employee‟s APS employment. An APS employee must not make improper use of inside information or the employee‟s duties, status, power or authority in order to gain, or seek to gain, a benefit or advantage for the employee or for ay other person. An APS employee must at all times behave in a way that upholds the APS Values and the integrity and good reputation of the APS. An APS employee on duty overseas must at all times behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of Australia. An APS employee must comply with any other conduct requirement that is prescribed by the regulations. The Code of Conduct is set out in Section 13 of the Public Service Act 1999. 1 Regulation 2.1 imposes duty on an APS employee not to disclose certain information without authority (ie information communicated in confidence or where disclosure could be prejudicial to the effective working of government). APS employees should familiarise themselves with the full text of PS Regulation 2.1 6 APPLYING FOR A JOB The Selection Process Comcare uses merit in our competitive selection process. The standard process involves assessing a person against the selection criteria for the relevant position. Comcare‟s processes are likely to take approximately eight weeks for short listing, interviewing, reference checking and offers to be made. Your statement of claims addressing the selection criteria: Your application provides a first point of contact with the Selection Panel. Submit a brief covering letter and include your Resume and a Statement of Claims against the selection criteria for the position. Your claims against each criterion should be no longer than a page. To address the selection criteria please respond using examples from work. If you do not have work examples, please provide relevant examples from your school, university or other experience. Please focus on your own involvement in the various situations (use „I‟ rather than „we‟) and provide examples that have occurred within the last two years wherever possible. STAR scenario approach In order to provide the most information about your capabilities for the role, please provide examples which have a clear beginning, middle and end. You may use the STAR approach to assist you when responding to the criteria. Situation Brief outline of the situation or setting? Who was involved? What was your role? Task What did you do? What happened next? Approach What action did you take? How did you do it? Result What was the outcome? What feedback did you receive? How was the organisation able to benefit from it? 7 SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION Short listing for Comcare jobs will be based upon the following information. Application Cover Sheet form including current referee contact details Statement of claims against each selection criterion Resume outlining your work history, relevant qualifications and training Your application will not be complete until all these items are submitted. Applications should be submitted by 5 pm on the day shown in the advertisement. If you are unable to submit it on this day, you need to talk to the Contact Officer and get approval to submit a late application. Your application may be emailed to HR.Jobs@comcare.gov.au, (this is preferable) or posted to: The Recruitment Adviser Human Resource Section Comcare GPO Box 9905 Canberra ACT 2600 8 APPLICATION COVER SHEET Your Position/Title Vacancy Details: Job Title EL1 Manager AGS Number Position Number Several Positions Actual APS Classification Classification Executive Level 1 Acting Level Branch Corporate Services Branch Location Where did you see the job advertised? Status Permanent Fixed Term Non-Ongoing Eg. Press (please specify), Seek, Gazette Length of time in APS (yrs) Workplace Diversity (statistical purposes only) Personal Details Highest Education Level? Title DOB Are you indigenous Australian? Surname First Language? Given Name(s) A person with a disability? Gender (M/F) If selected for interview please specify any assistance you may require: Are you an Australian Citizen? If NO, have you applied for citizenship? When? Security clearance Do you have a valid security clearance? Have you received a redundancy Benefit If so, what level? from an APS Agency within the last 12 Months? Referee Details APS Code of Conduct Please provide two (2) current referees who have Have you ever been found to have supervised and assessed your performance within the breached, the APS Code of Conduct workplace. If, yes which department or agency? Name Referee 1 Contact phone numbers Relationship Mobile: Work: Contact Number Home: E-mail E-mail Address (please provide both) Name Referee 2 Home: Relationship Work: Contact Number Address E-mail Address: Suburb: Please submit your application to State: Postcode: HR.Jobs@comcare.gov.au Current Employment Details If you are not currently employed by the Australian Public Applicants Declaration Service (APS), some of the following may not be relevant. I DECLARE THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT. Name of Employer DUTY STATEMENT 1. Manage a function, work unit and/or projects to achieve organisational and operational goals. 2. Provide high level professional, specialists and/or technical advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders. 3. Actively develop working relationships across the organisation and with clients and other stakeholders that are effective, collaborative and strategic. 4. Promote the APS Values, APS Code of Conduct and Comcare Leadership Values and model behaviours that demonstrate commitment to these principles. 5. Represent the organisation to client agencies and other external forums. SELECTION CRITERIA The following selection criteria are based on Integrated Leadership System. Further information on the framework is available on the Australian Public Service Commission‟s internet site at: http://www.apsc.gov.au/ils/index.html 1. Strategic and analytical skills, in particular the ability to contribute to: Comcare‟s vision, purpose and business objectives, the development of sound advice for the Minister; the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority; the CEO; other Comcare staff and/or other bodies on matters relating to Comcare‟s areas of responsibility, and the development of innovative and creative approaches to addressing issues and challenges in the work group/business unit/organisation. 2. A record of achieving results, with the ability to: effectively manage the delivery of programs, projects and/or organisational change initiatives, and provide a high level of professional/specialist/technical expertise and knowledge. 3. Personal Drive and Integrity, including demonstrated: professionalism and integrity, willingness to accept responsibility and accountability, commitment to and ability to model the behaviours required by the APS Values, APS Code of Conduct and the Comcare Leadership Values, initiative, motivation, and resilience, and commitment to continuing personal learning and development. 4. Ability to Cultivate Productive Working Relationships, in particular, skills in: establishing and maintaining productive relationships with a range of internal and external clients and stakeholders, fostering collaboration and teamwork across the organisation, leading and managing people and work groups effectively, promoting learning and development for team members, and effectively communicating business and corporate goals, needs and priorities. 5. High level communication skills, including the ability to: communicate orally and in writing at a high standard, negotiate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders and resolve conflicts skilfully, and represent Comcare with credibility and professionalism.
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