Business Manager, Employment Services Position number: 10/06 Classification: APS 6 Group: TBA Location: Sydney Vacancy Type: Ongoing Salary: $70,644 - $76,694 Contact Officer Name: Susan Kurtjak Contact Number: 08 9219 0745 CLOSING DATE: 10 June 2010 About the Australian Public Service Commission The Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) is a central agency within the Australian Public Service (APS) with a role in ensuring the APS maintains its standing as one of the foremost public services in the world. Its mission is to lead and shape a unified, high performing APS. In response to Ahead of the Game—Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration the Australian Government has charged the Commission with delivering key elements of its significant reform agenda to transform the APS. The Blueprint puts people at the centre of public service reform. For more information about the Blueprint see: www.dpmc.gov.au/publications/aga_reform/aga_reform_blueprint/index.cfm . Following the release of the Blueprint in March 2010 the Commission has developed new strategic priorities which are: One APS—Build a unified, citizen-centric APS by leading APS organisational and human capital strategies. APS agencies—Drive APS agencies’ adoption of best human capital practices and assure agencies’ organisational capability. APS leaders—Develop outstanding leaders and shape a cohesive leadership network. APS values—Instil and enliven APS ethics and values to inspire excellence. APS capability—Invest in and grow the Commission’s capability to deliver its expanded role. One APS career – thousands of opportunities Wherever you work in the APS you will find opportunities to undertake a wide range of challenging work and to make a major contribution to public service. Our workplaces are characterised by high motivation, professionalism and diversity, with excellent rewards, learning opportunities and career prospects, and family-friendly cultures committed to work-life balance. The Selection Process Candidates are advised that selection for all employment opportunities is made on the basis of merit. The Commission uses streamlined selection processes and a mix of assessment methods, which may or may not involve an interview. An order of merit may be formed from this recruitment and selection exercise, and may be used to fill similar vacancies, should they arise. The order of merit may be used for up to 12 months from when this job was advertised. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase of the selection process. If you have been shortlisted you will be contacted within two weeks of applications closing. To those applicants who are not shortlisted, we extend our thanks for considering the Commission as a potential employer. Eligibility Employment with the Commission is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999. Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with the Commission, applicants must be an Australian citizen or in certain circumstances in the process of obtaining citizenship. Health Assessment – For Ongoing positions the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the Commission’s medical provider. Security Clearance – Some positions at the Commission will require the successful candidate to undergo a security clearance vetting process at the relevant clearance level as indicated below. The successful candidate MUST be willing to disclose all relevant and required information. If the position requires a security clearance the successful candidate MUST have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding: Five years for CONFIDENTIAL clearances, or Ten years for SECRET or TOP SECRET clearances. Please note that this position may require a security clearance. Attending an Interview Candidates, who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, from a non-English speaking background or have a disability, may wish to indicate this on their application so the selection committee may be appropriately structured or special equipment made available for the interview. If you have any special requirements please let the committee know when organising your interview How to Apply To apply for a position with the Commission please submit your application to email@example.com quoting reference number 10/06 and your name in the subject heading. Your application should include: A covering letter clearly stating the position Reference Number (stated above) and the title of the position. Your statement addressing each of the selection criteria outlining examples and achievements that demonstrate your claims. The statement can be in narrative or dot point. Your statement telling us how you meet the selection criteria should be no longer than one page per criteria. A current résumé including a summary of your work history commencing with your most recent employment, listing the dates of employment, company names and position titles. Include details of your qualifications including dates and institution names, as well as the names and telephone numbers of two referees. A completed Personal Particulars form (this can be found on the Commission’s Recruitment page). Please note the following: It is preferred that all parts of your application are attached as one document Attached documents will be printed in the order of attachment Applications not in Word may suffer formatting changes when downloaded Applications received after the closing date will NOT be accepted If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or assessment centre please inform the contact the Recruitment officer on (02)6202 3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not have access to email, please post your complete application to: Recruitment Officer Australian Public Service Commission 16 Furzer St Phillip ACT 2606 Do not send hard copies or copies to the contact person. Closing Date To be considered, your application must be submitted by 11pm on the day shown in the advertisement. Late applications will not be accepted unless prior agreement has been obtained from the Contact Officer. Qualifications If you list any formal qualifications on your application, please note that you may be required to provide the original qualifications or transcripts at any time during the selection process. If you are the successful applicant, either on promotion, transfer or engagement, you will be required to provide the original qualifications and transcripts before commencement. Referees Written referee reports are not required with your application. If you are selected for further assessment (eg, interview), you may be asked to provide referee reports at that time, however, the Selection Committee may seek verbal referee reports from your referees at any time during the selection process. Collection of Information Information supplied for this selection process will be used for selection purposes only and retained on file for a period of one year after the conclusion of the process. Additional Information Information about the Commission and the role of the Public Service Commissioner and the Merit Protection Commissioner can be found at www.apsc.gov.au. The Public Service Commissioner’s Annual Report which includes the Merit Protection Commissioner’s Annual Report can be found at http://www.apsc.gov.au/annualreport/0809/index.html Further information about Independent Selection Advisory Committee can be found at: http://www.apsc.gov.au/merit/isac.htm Position Description Local Title: Business Manager, Employment Services Level: APS 6, ongoing Salary: $70,644-$76,694 Group: [TBA] Location: Sydney Direct Supervisor: Manager, Employment Services The Business Manager, Employment Services works as a member of a two person team providing employment services on behalf of the Public Service Commissioner and the Merit Protection Commissioner on a cost-recovery basis. The role includes: supporting the Manager, Employment Services to maintain best practice management standards for the delivery of employment services; co-ordinating agency requests for panel members for recruitment panels or Independent Selection Advisory Committees; co-ordinating and preparing employment contracts, preparing invoices and business reports; administering a Management Information System for business reporting and casework statistics; allocating recruitment activities to temporary staff nationally; and providing advice to public service agencies on Australian Public Service recruitment practices and assessment methodology. Selection Criteria 1. Good organisation skills and ability to deliver quality outcomes in a busy environment. 2. Well developed client service and interpersonal skills. 3. Good judgement and analytical skills. 4. Good written and oral communication skills. 5. Database administration skills. 6. The capacity to understand and apply legislation relevant to the Australian Public Service. Qualifications in administration or business management would be an advantage.