Assistant Director Job at ACT Government – Canberra ACT

The Development Coordination Branch has responsibility for TCCS’ review of external and private development, road network performance analysis and modelling and the school safety program. The branch ensures quality outcomes of development across the city and undertakes work to inform infrastructure planning.

Within the branch the school safety program is responsible for delivering the school safety and active travel programs. The program also coordinates government responses to traffic management, safety and infrastructure concerns around schools.

The Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS) is a values based organisation where all employees are expected to embody the prescribed core values of respect, integrity, collaboration, safety, excellence and innovation as well demonstrate the related signature behaviours.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
The position is responsible for supporting the delivery of TCCS’ School Safety Program, which includes investigating and planning infrastructure improvements around schools. The program provides a single point of contact for schools, school communities, residents, parent bodies and ACT Government directorates for all school transport related programs and infrastructure requests. The program also delivers the Ride or Walk to School program, the It’s Your Move Safe Cycle program, the Active Streets for Schools program and the School Crossing Supervisor program.

This role requires a person who can inspire, energise and positively influence team and individual outcomes across the directorate. Effective employee engagement skills are a key enabler in the performance of this role as is a values‑based leadership style.

This position requires an individual with a strong, considered and engaging people focus to successfully deliver and drive a culture of respect and a desire to achieve customer service excellence. The ideal candidate will possess an innate ability to draw on the right skills in a contextually and environmentally appropriate manner, align team performance and develop capacity to achieve organisational objectives. Model commitment to continual learning, encourage ongoing development, and develop, engage and the right people to the right roles.

Notes: This is a temporary position available until 30 June 2022 with the possibility of permanency. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Please note, this position has moved to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Please address the Selection Criteria under the “WHAT YOU REQUIRE” section of the Position Description in no more than two pages. Please also include a current curriculum vitae (resume) and the contact details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.


This is a temporary position available until 30 June 2022 with the possibility of permanency.

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Company: ACT Government –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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