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Executive Level 1 - Assistant Director

National Health Funding Body - Barton, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-IHDIV-8428

Classification Executive Level 1

Job Title Assistant Director ( Multiple Positions)

Division Indigenous Health Division

Branch Multiple

Section Multiple

Location Woden, ACT

Status Ongoing & Non-ongoing

Employment type Full-time & Part-time

Salary Range $104,562 - $119,255

Security Clearance Baseline

Contact Officer Name: Iva Pavlovic
Phone: 6289 8733
Email: iva.pavlovic@health.gov.au


To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an
Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a

variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,
and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.

Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities

The Indigenous Health Division is the policy and program lead for the Department of Health

on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Division

works closely with the primary and preventative care, mental health, aged care and

workforce policy areas of the Department, States and Territories to ensure health services

meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Division also works with

the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector to ensure they are supported to deliver

health services to communities. The Division has a focus on improving chronic disease,

hearing and vision, child and family health, and leading on data accountability, transparency

and shared decision-making with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and

stakeholders. The Division supports the rollout of the COVID-19 response and vaccine

implementation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and remote communities.

The Division proactively engages with strategic use of data and other information to achieve

health outcomes.

Branch Responsibilities

There are four branches across which we are looking for successful EL1 applicants.

Chronic Disease, Infrastructure and Program Support Branch:
  • This branch is responsible for the management of the Indigenous Australians’ Health
Programme, the management of policies, programs and relationships that relate to

rheumatic heart disease, trachoma and avoidable blindness, hearing, and the

infrastructure of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and related


Health Plan, Early Years and Engagement Branch:
  • This branch is responsible for the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Health Plan, the Closing the Gap policy implementation, early childhood and families

policy and programs, and more specific engagement on the enhanced syphilis

response in Northern Australia, and Indigenous smoking.

Primary Health, Data and Evidence Branch:
  • This branch is responsible for improving Indigenous primary health care services and
system effectiveness, including development and delivery of primary health care

policy and administration of the IAHP Primary Health Care funding model, collection

and monitoring of key Indigenous health data, and development of the new National

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework and

Implementation Plan.

COVID-19 Indigenous, Remote Policy and Implementation Branch:
  • This branch is responsible for partnering with the Aboriginal Community Controlled
Health Sector to plan for COVID-19 safety of communities and vaccine roll-out.

Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Director role in the Indigenous Health Division will be responsible for the

  • Leading policy development, through excellent analysis, effective use of data and
other information and discussion, aligned with the National Agreement on Closing

the Gap;

  • Writing clear, sharp briefs for the Executive, Minister and stakeholders;
  • Supporting and nurturing effective relationships with key internal and external
stakeholders, including with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Sector, with

possible tasks including secretariat duties, liaison and representation, developing

communication products and policy briefs;

  • Leading the effective and proactive administration of grants and contracts
administered under the IAHP; and

  • Providing broader coordination support to the section and branch.
Key Capabilities

The Assistant Director role in the Indigenous Health Division will be require the following

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated ability to influence
a range of audiences;

  • Strong people management skills, or the demonstrated potential to acquire them,
with a commitment to respect, valuing diversity and teamwork;

  • Demonstrated skills in managing competing projects and priorities, including taking
responsibility to manage performance and outcomes;

  • Excellent consultation and collaboration skills, and seeking out different views when
problem-solving and pursuing shared outcomes;

  • Commitment to supporting strong stakeholder relationships, including with the
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector, and a wide-range of health


  • Understanding of the factors that determine the health outcomes of Aboriginal
and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples or ability to develop this understanding quickly;

  • Demonstrated capacity to develop evidence-based policy and programs or ability to
develop this capability; and

  • Excellent capability and commitment to continue developing cultural competency.
Application Response (Single page application)

Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have

the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as

part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and

key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a

font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not

be considered.

Work Environment Description

Responsibilities - As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at

work, a worker must:
  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons

  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act

  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers

  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section
Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods No

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg No

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

Description Requirement Additional Information

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive No

Movements in short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes

shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other No

staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No

building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre No


19. Works in a customer service No


Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No

protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour No


25. Work with energetics and No


26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause

Description Requirement Additional Information

dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No


28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No


30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs Yes

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No