Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director is accountable under broad direction for the Enterprise ICT Program Submission, which addresses capability gaps driven by a systemic ICT obsolescence challenge & exacerbated by a more demanding future operating environment. The Submission is developed in accordance with One Defence Capability System (ODCS) and Capability Program Architecture (CPA) Implementation.
The Assistant Director will exercise a considerable degree of independence and perform a leadership role. The ability to show a high level of administrative, fundamental ICT knowledge and understanding of the ODCS (formally Capability Life Cycle), along with the ability to build and maintain key relationships within Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) and with the strategic centre, including Defence Finance Group, Force Design Assurance, Investment Portfolio Management Branch and Contestability.
This position has stakeholder management responsibility and as such they will be required to actively manage stakeholder relationships, identify relevant stakeholders’ expectations and concerns and manage communication to achieve outcomes.
The Assistant Director is responsible for preparing Ministerial and Departmental level documentation and leading communication with Departmental stakeholders, ensuring effective, responsive, transparent, accurate and concise details whilst delivering optimal, risk managed outcomes.
About our Team
The Digital Capability Branch uses the One Defence Capability System, to develop, adapt and extend Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities to support Defence’s mission and Australia’s national interests. We seek to create digital value by supporting Defence technology users to create digital solutions to warfighting problems, taking their preferred futures into consideration.
We are an integrated and diverse team with a mix of Australian public servants, Defence industry and uniformed members of the Australian Defence Force. We are committed to the security and interests of our nation. We understand that warfighting outcomes are delivered and enabled by and through trust - this means effective collaboration across the Defence enterprise, strong teamwork, repeatable processes, and honest communication. Through delivering value to the warfighter, our team is an integral part of the joint force and value the expertise and capability of other services and groups across the Department.
Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is optimistic, curious and has a strong work ethic. They will be adept in engaging with stakeholders to analyse business and capability requirements, have experience in the ODCS and program management frameworks. They will be proactive and solution focused. Our aim is to achieve all key milestones, and our ideal candidate will be focused on achieving these outcomes.
We are seeking candidates who will relish the challenge of being one of the first Program Submissions taken to the Investment Committee, and then to Government, in accordance with the Defence-wide CPA Implementation Plan. This challenge includes being able to lead and adjust in the environment of maturing guidance from the strategic centre and an expectation of forming suggestions to meet the intent of the CPA Implementation, discussing these with the team, Branch and Division Executive, the strategic centre and other Domain and key Program stakeholders.
The role includes an expectation of a high standard of written and oral communication skills.