Join our inspired, inquisitive and capable team to deliver quality outcomes for Western Australians
The Department of Finance is a unique and innovative central government agency, influencing whole-of-government policy and strategy while also delivering a range of important services for the community. Through this blend of policy development and service delivery, Finance enables government to achieve cost-effective, quality outcomes for Western Australians.
Our values-based culture speaks to the heart of who we are, reflects how we go about our business and what we expect from our people. Delivering successful outcomes through our values – inspiring and influential; passionate and committed; honest and respectful; and bold and innovative – is critical to the success of our Department.
The Department of Finance is an agile, productive, vibrant and safe workplace where people can make a real difference and advance their careers. We value diversity and foster an inclusive and collaborative work environment. Our employees are genuinely engaged and encouraged to think differently and work smarter.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and offer a range of flexible work arrangements. We are always looking to adopt new technologies that allow our employees to deliver better outcomes for our community and workplace.
If you believe your values align and you want to be part of the future of Western Australia, there has never been a more exciting and opportune time for you to work at the Department of Finance.
About The Role:
This position is responsible for supporting the Deputy Director General to provide accurate, timely and consistent advice to the Director General and Minister, and co-ordinating the provision of information across the Building Management and Works and Strategic Projects business units. The position manages the office and a small team, and supports the Director, Strategic Issues to manage contentious issues, deliver complex projects and initiatives, and respond to requests from the media, Parliament and other key stakeholders.
Our ideal candidate will possess a natural leadership ability, a sound understanding of executive government, a strong work ethic and customer focus, and a passion to influence through building positive working relationships with internal and external clients, including senior public servants and Ministerial staff.
We are seeking an inspiring values-driven individual who can leverage the expertise of a diverse range of staff and stakeholders for a common purpose, keep calm in a high pressure environment, and provide balanced, well-considered and insightful advice to government on topical issues.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills and experience working in a similar role, including a sound understanding of executive government and parliamentary protocols, as well as issues affecting the public sector. Experience working in a procurement environment and / or the building and construction industry is a distinct benefit, as is a knowledge and understanding of delivering government services in regional Western Australia.
You will have a strong commitment to our vision and values, and to embed continuous improvement into the business at every level.
How to Apply:
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of our dynamic and forward thinking team, submit the following in MS word or PDF format only:
- A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages, detailing what you would bring to the role, and your experience and suitability in the context of the role.
- A resume of no more than four (4) pages, outlining your current and previous experience and achievements.
You may need to provide documentation to substantiate claims regarding any qualifications listed on your cover letter and/or resume.
A clear demonstration of the Department’s Values throughout the selection process is a pre-requisite for all appointments.
Please ensure you apply by the closing deadline as late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Further Job Related Information:
For further information about the position, please contact Mark Bryden on (08) 6551 1645 (not to be contacted for Applicant Information Packs or assistance with lodging your application).
Please refer to the Applicant Information Pack and Job Description Form for full position details as these documents will assist you with the preparation of your application.
If you experience difficulties downloading these documents, please call (08) 6557 8111, select option 1 followed by option 2 and quote the position number to obtain an Applicant Information Pack.
Currently there is one (1) permanent position available for filling. Whilst this selection process will initially be used to appoint to this advertised vacancy, it may also be used to appoint to similar positions that may arise in the Agency within the next twelve (12) months on a full-time, part-time, permanent or fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension(s) and/or permanency.