EL2 Director – Technology and Procurement

Posted 14 July 2022
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal, IT & Telecommunications

Job description

The Opportunity 
Our client is a Federal Government Commission looking to engage a EL2 Director – Technology and Procurement from 1st Aug 2022 until 1st March 2023. The primary focus of EL2 Director is to manage the Technology and Procurement team , support and deliver a diverse program of work for internal stakeholders at the commission.
The role suits an operationally-focussed and customer-oriented leader with an ability to think strategically and nurture stakeholder relationships. The suitable applicant will have excellent communication and collaboration skills, work well independently and in a team environment and be able to live up to the agencies values and service orientation.

Duties include:


  • Lead a small team of APS staff with operational responsibility for ICT operations and records management.
  • Shape the partnership with  ICT shared services provider involving oversight over account and access management, standard operating environment, on- premise application management, communications, file and document storage, project management, IT security, IT service management, the gateway, and remote access.
  • Engage in external governance fora (e.g. PM&C IT Architecture Board).
  • Interpret whole of government and agencies policies and apply them in a fit-for-context manner at the Commission.
  • Maintain enterprise architecture, platform architecture, digital strategy, cyber strategy, and ICT hardware.
  • Apply the agency’s risk management framework and embed a positive risk culture.
  • Oversee ICT operations using a variety of management tools (e.g. Kanban and program management record).
  • Supervise the triaging of problems and incidents experienced by users, both on-site and remotely.
  • Lead a small team of APS staff and contractors with operational responsibility for advising on procurement approaches, supporting approaches to market, and contract management.
  • Oversee the consistent application of the Commission’s procurement framework.
  • Engage with the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel and Delegates approving and committing relevant money as required.
To be considered for this role you will demonstrate:
  • Experience in procurment sector, knowdelge in policy advice, perform procedural, clerical, administrative and operational tasks.
  • Strong communication and writing skills, being able to write succinctly across communications platforms and for different audiences.
  • Manage the co-design procurement activities encouraging diverse views to work collaboratively towards mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Demonstrate experience in handling whole of government reports, surveys and information requests (e.g. ASD cyber survey, DTA data collection, Harradine, Checkup-Plus).
  • Demonstrate experience in managing strategic artefacts (e.g. enterprise architecture, digital strategy, cyber strategy, position papers).
  • Experience in managing internal reporting through to various governance fora (e.g. Executive Board, Executive Committee, and the Audit and Risk Management Committee).
  • leadership skills and provide program of continuous improvement in the technology and procurement functions.
To Apply 
As this role is working with a Federal Government Agency, applicants are required to be Australian Citizens  with a current clearance at Baseline or protected.

Should you be interested in this role please send your CV via SEEK or call Aureen Vaz on 02 6162 7335 for a confidential discussion ( or email avaz@dfp.com.au )

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.