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Assistant Director Privacy


The Legal Services Division provides strategic legal advice and assistance to the department`s executive and the Minister for Human Services. The division is responsible for the delivery of legal services within and on behalf of the department.

The department collects, stores, accesses, uses and discloses variety of customer and staff information. The handling of this information is governed by privacy law, as well as the secrecy provisions across the legislation under which the department operates.

The Assistant Director works under the broad direction of Directors and the General Counsel to deliver quality outcomes. They exercise a considerable degree of independence, with decision making substantially dependent on their high level of professional judgement and consideration of wider departmental implications. In performing a leadership role, an Assistant Director drives innovation, changes in workplace practices and organises work in the context of competing priorities and strategic direction.

This position will be located in either Canberra or Adelaide. The incumbent will be required to manage a geographically dispersed team, and the position may require some travel.


The successful candidate will be required to currently hold or be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.


A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within the next 12 months.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability .

About Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services. The department delivers Centrelink, Child Support and Medicare payments and services and Australian Hearing services.

To be eligible for employment with the Department of Human Services applicants must be an Australian citizen. An applicant`s suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process includes a requirement for the applicant to undergo and satisfy a national police history check, referee checks and an employment history integrity check and where relevant, a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check. A health clearance may also need to be completed. Any concerns raised in these checks will be further investigated. If you are currently, or have been, the subject of any disciplinary or Code of Conduct investigation(s) by an employer, you will be required to declare this in your application.

Applicants must be willing and eligible to undergo and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to the appropriate level, if applicable to the position.

You should be aware that Department of Human Services` employees may be required to undergo ongoing suitability assessments as part of their employment with the department.

Should an applicant be found suitable for a role they will be required to provide proof of citizenship and if they have recently received a redundancy benefit, evidence that they have served their exclusion period.

Date Posted
Canberra Region, ACT
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