First listed on: 29 October 2018

Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence

The Department of Defence is seeking a high performing senior executive to lead the Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group.

As Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence you will play a critical role in fostering Australia’s national security. You will drive Defence’s strategic, international and industry engagement and deliver capability through your stewardship of the Defence Intelligence agencies. You will shape Defence strategy, Australia’s international Defence relationships and advise the Australian Government, the Secretary of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Force on the Political-Military aspects of Australia’s military operations.

You will exemplify the One Defence Leadership behaviours and engender a culture of innovation, collaboration and agility. In leading three Divisions and two Intelligence agencies you will build the skills required now and into the future. You will ensure policy advice is clear, accurate and timely, and that intelligence analysis and capability meets policy and operational needs. At all times you will remain cognisant of the legislative and ethical frameworks in which you operate. You will be a team player committed to working across government, with industry and with international partners in pursuit of the national interest.

You will receive a competitive remuneration package inclusive of superannuation and an Executive Vehicle allowance. The salary component of your package may be negotiated Relocation expenses will be paid where applicable.

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. To be eligible for engagement to this position, an applicant must be a permanent Australian citizen. This is a security-designated position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo security assessments to the appropriate level.

Applicant information packs, including selection criteria and application instructions, can be obtained by visiting

Applications close at 11:30pm (AEST) Sunday, 18 November 2018.

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on 02 6232 2200 and reference number #640.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at


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