Assistant Director – Government Statutory Agency, ACT (The position has been filled)
Australia, Australian Capital Territory
  • Contract with Government Agency based in Canberra through to June 2019
  • Senior Role Overseeing the Implementation of an Independent Review
  • Great opportunity for experienced Project Manager to start ASAP



Our client is an Australian government statutory authority based in Canberra. It applies scientific expertise to evaluate and register all pesticides and veterinary medicines, support Australian agricultural and livestock industries and protect the health and safety of people, animals, the environment and Australia’s overseas trade.



Our client has undergone an Independent Review and has accepted all recommendations. Work is underway to implement immediate priorities, working towards the future state and improved performance including:

  • better use of legislative instruments
  • exploring earlier rejections of poor quality submissions
  • improved management of backlogs
  • lowering sign off of decisions to assessment teams

As this presents an extra workload, our client is seeking to employ on contract, a Manager with experience in project management, process improvement and excellent writing skills. Working together with subject matter experts, this person will ensure that all recommendations are implemented by the end of June 2019. This role will be assisted by extra resources such as project officers.

The position will be at an EL1 or EL2 level depending on experience and qualifications and will be based in Canberra.



We are looking for an experienced manager who can manage projects, deal with internal processes that have an element of policy associated with them and has the ability to understand the role of this regulatory government body.

Knowledge of the science and the regulatory requirements enforced by this agency would be extremely beneficial but not a must.

Other requirements for this role include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field. Project management and science qualifications  would be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing projects
  • Ability to make decisions, capacity to confidently work with various stakeholders and meet deadlines
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills with the ability to determine workflow priorities and assume responsibility for delivery of organisational goals
  • Highly developed critical thinking, analysis, discretion and change management skills to maintain focus on achieving key organisational outcomes
  • A high level of written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills that can be applied to the preparation of a range of written documents and reports as needed
  • Work rights in Australia but you are NOT required to be a citizen. You must also be willing to undergo a police check.
  • Must be available to commence employment with reasonable notice and work full-time hours Monday to Friday, through to June 2019



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please call Helen on 03 9516 0100 or 1-800-077-860 Toll Free during office hours.  After hours please call 0438 620 434. To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and send your resume with a covering letter addressing the above criteria to CS Executive Group.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates.  Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you will be contacted for other roles.