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97-2021 - Executive Level 1, Assistant Directors, Various Opportunities, Small and Family Business Division

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Full-time and Part-time
ACT, Canberra
Legal, Policy, Public Policy, Information/Communications Technology (ICT)

About the division

The Small and Family Business Division provides policy advice to government and other portfolios on small and family business issues and delivers initiatives to assist the government develop a competitive and productive environment for small and family businesses. 

About the branch

The Payment Performance Branch provides advice on payment times to small business from large businesses and governments through the Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy and the Payments Times Reporting Scheme (the Scheme).  The branch also supports the Payment Times Reporting Regulator, providing regulatory oversight of the Scheme, including delivery of supporting ICT infrastructure, as well as compliance and enforcement of the Scheme.

About the Roles

We have several opportunities across various teams in the Payment Performance Branch including Payment Times Reporting, Payment Times Policy and ICT and Communications teams.

Our ideal candidates

Our ideal candidates will  demonstrate their ability to:

  • be proactive in generating innovative solutions, sharing ideas, gathering and critically analysing information
  • work flexibly to rigid timeframes, recognising changes in priorities while remaining engaged and productive
  • effectively communicate both verbally in in writing; and 
  • work collaboratively with and contributing to a high performing team.

Assistant Director, Reporting  - Payment Times Reporting team

In this role you will lead and manage the work of a team responsible for processing the high volumes of reports and oversee the quality assurance process required for the publication of these reports to the Register, liaising with corporate entities as well as building team capability. You will also be expected to make recommendations to the Regulator about applications made by reporting entities for certain things, like, for example, extensions of time requests.

This position would best suit candidates with experience in processing high volumes of applications or working in operationally high tempo environments from regulatory, legislative or audit/assurance backgrounds.

Assistant Director, Policy and Legislation – Payment Times Policy team

In this role you will lead and manage the work of the team, plan and allocate resources to meet current and future work priorities, lead policy development, work on reforms and legislative reviews, draft discussion papers, briefs and legislation instructions. You will  work closely with Law Division to develop and introduce legislation relating to the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 as required.
You will also be required to interpret legislation, think critically, and provide advice, analysis and evaluation of relevant public policy. Our ideal candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to convey complex issues to non-expert audiences.

This position would best suit individuals who have experience in policy development, regulatory design, and drafting legislative amendments, with a regulatory, legislative or financial regulatory background.

Assistant Director, Payment Times Reporting Enquiries Lead  - ICT and Communications team

The Payment Times Reporting Enquiries Lead will be responsible for managing a team to respond to a high volume of queries from regulated reporting entities. This will involve assessing incoming customer queries through a Customer Relationship Management system, developing responses on behalf of the Regulator’s Office in line with legislation and identifying opportunities to improve communications materials such as website content. The role will also include management of general workflow and staffing.

The position would best suit candidates with a communications, policy, parliamentary or policy delivery background.

Assistant Director, Payment Times Reporting Product Owner  - ICT and Communications Team

The Payment Times Reporting Product Owner will lead the strategic direction and delivery of the digital products that support the Payment Times Reporting Regulator’s Office. This role will involve working closely with both the ICT delivery team and the business unit to prioritise improvements based on regulation requirements, feedback from users and digital best practice. The Product Owner will represent the business unit in ICT forums, provide business requirements, manage the product backlog and engage with stakeholders.

The position would best suit candidates with a background in digital product and policy delivery, stakeholder engagement or policy.

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in administrative law
  • Demonstrated experience working in a regulatory environment and interpreting complex legislation (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in building and leading high performing teams (desirable)
  • Relevant qualifications in law, investigations, accountancy (for the Register, Policy and Legislation roles) (desirable)
  • Relevant qualifications in IT, business or communications (for the ICT and Communications roles) (desirable)

How to apply

Please refer to the Position Description for further information about this opportunity and how to apply.


Employees of the Treasury are required to be Australian citizens and must hold a current security clearance or successfully complete a clearance prior to commencement.


This recruitment process is being used to fill ongoing Executive Level 1roles. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing similar vacancies, should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised.

Non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for a specified term for an initial period of up 12 to 18 months (determined by business requirements), with the possibility of extension up to three years.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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