assistant commissioner – corporate services

act emergency services agency

  • lead, influence and contribute to a safe community

Interested in leading, influencing and delivering reform initiatives to achieve the next level of success for this vital agency?

The ACT Emergency Services Agency sits within the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) and is responsible for protecting the community and ensuring the ACT is one of the safest in Australia and the world.  ESA Corporate Services works collaboratively across the Agency to support the Commissioner, operational services, external agencies and coordination of national and international resource deployments. The specialist functions of the portfolio include finance & reporting; governance & policy; training & development; people & culture; workforce & volunteer management; and health, safety & wellbeing.

As a key member of the executive leadership group, you will report to the Commissioner and work in partnership with Chief Officers, executives and the broader senior leadership team.  This will require you to provide high level strategic leadership and expert advice on workforce management, financial management, operational and logistics resourcing, and governance.   Important elements of the role include the capacity to engender a culture of innovation, implement transformational reform to meet Agency and community objectives, and foster sustained, collaborative relationships across the Agency, JACS directorate and government more broadly.

Politically astute, you possess significant executive leadership experience within a corporate services portfolio in complex, dynamic and operationally demanding emergency environments, proven ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders across volunteers, community and government and an appetite to drive and influence reform.  The role will play to your strengths in collaborative leadership, diplomacy, resilience and change management and provides the forum to contribute to the Agency’s ongoing growth and next level of success.  Sound like you?

The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $254,933 – $264,885 depending on the current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $199,039.  The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance-based contract for a period of up to five years.  Prospective applicants should be aware that long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly

The ACT Government is committed to creating great workplaces with positive cultures that demonstrate respect, equity and diversity for all employees.

Applications close 500pm Wednesday 08 December 2021

For further information contact Rosemary Hardham on (+61) 3 8648 6552.
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