27 Jul 2021

Full Time Program Manager, Executive Level 1, Chief Finance Officer Group

for The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Brisbane

Job Description

Job no: 508397
Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is responsible for the delivery of Commonwealth Grant and Incentive Programs across Government. The delivery of these programs is undertaken as part of the Business Grants Hub – a whole-of-government shared services initiative that is streamlining Commonwealth grants administration.

The Business Grants Hub Branch is responsible for establishment and management of granting programs in partnership with other Commonwealth departments. Working closely with policy agencies to ensure;

  • experience in government grant program design, delivery, and/or management
  • the ability to lead, mentor and develop others to build an effective, high functioning team
  • a high level of attention to detail and an ability to identify and resolve critical gaps
  • the ability to resolve complex situations in accordance with standards and guidelines
  • the ability to monitor emerging issues, identify their impact on priorities and respond on the basis of sound judgement and strategic insight
  • highly developed analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to develop solutions in situations that require considerable interpretation and analysis
  • strong organisational skills including the ability to monitor progress, manage resources effectively and deliver high quality outcomes on time in the context of multiple, competing demands
  • highly developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to understand and bring clarity to the communication of complex information
  • high level relationship management skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships and networks and to manage and influence the expectations of key stakeholders.

What you will do

Program Managers assist in the development, delivery and management of public-facing government programs, in cooperation with multiple groups of internal and external stakeholders.

Specific duties may include:

  • lead and manage the work of a small team that may be geographically dispersed, including establishing expectations, scheduling and reviewing work, managing improvement initiatives, managing resources and exercising relevant HR and financial delegations
  • build and develop program delivery capability including people, processes and technology, ensuring adequate resourcing, training, knowledge and technology usage
  • manage the delivery of programs according to guidelines, performance standards, funding and program governance and quality framework
  • manage the preparation of systems and SOPs to guide the assessment of grant applications and other program applications
  • in co-ordination with policy partners, oversee and review the quality and consistency of eligibility and merit assessments conducted by the team and external partners
  • manage the provision of good quality information to program delegates and to program committees
  • keep senior staff informed, escalating issues and proposing solutions on the basis of good judgment and an understanding of priorities
  • manage program data in accordance with Departmental data laws, ensuring system data is current and accurate
  • manage and escalate program risk including financial, reputation and legal risk
  • engage regularly with internal and external stakeholders to keep them informed and manage expectations, ensuring that scope and service expectations are in accordance with the service schedule.

A relevant tertiary qualification would be desirable but not essential.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to create a merit pool to fill future Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

A relevant tertiary qualification would be desirable but not essential.

A current driver’s licence is preferable, but not essential.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a pitch in no more than 3500 characters (approx. 750 words) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Peter Kidby on 07 3227 4732 or email peter.kidby@industry.gov.au.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at inclusion@industry.gov.au for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact recruitment@industry.gov.au or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

Advertised: 26 Jul 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Aug 2021 11:55 PM E. Australia Standard Time

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Job Locations: Brisbane.
Job Categories: Financial Service and Government.
Job Types: Full Time.
Job Tags: full time jobs for 50+, jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, jobs for older workers, mature age jobs, mature age jobs Brisbane, older workers, and older workers jobs.
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