Director (Policy)

Director (Policy)

Department Of Communications And The Arts

Director (Policy)

Details of the offer

Ongoing or non-ongoing positionsLocated in Canberra$123,874 - $146,838 per annum, plus superThe Department of Communications and the Arts is seeking talented and enthusiastic policy professionals to fill to existing and expected EL2 positions, both on a non-ongoing and ongoing basis. This recruitment process will be used to fill vacancies across the Content, Infrastructure & Consumer and Market Reforms Divisions.The Content Division deals with a wide range of issues associated with supporting the production and availability of content, including news and current affairs, equitable access to content, and providing effective consumer safeguards across traditional media and online.The Infrastructure and Consumer Division provides strategic advice to the government on communications infrastructure, consumer protections and regulatory reform opportunities. Some of the subject areas that the division has policy responsibility for include: the National Broadband Network, telecommunications industry consumer protection regulation, and regional and remote communications issues.The Market Reform Division deals with a wide range of issues including universal service reform, spectrum policy, competition in telecommunications, oversight of the postal sector and Australian Communications and Media Authority, security, and emerging technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. The positions head up small policy teams focussed on the development and delivery of policy and regulatory solutions. There is one current vacancy in Spectrum Branch. The branch administers the legislative framework for the management of radiofrequency spectrum – a resource that underpins all wireless connectivity. The position is a general policy leadership role, managing a small team to develop advice for Government and implementing reforms to improve the operation and effectiveness of the Radiocommunications Act 1992. Policy development and implementation, critical analysis and stakeholder engagement skills are essential capabilities for the role.There is one current vacancy in the Future Connectivity Branch. This branch focuses on development of the Universal Service Guarantee, telecommunications in new developments, and the introduction and take-up of new technologies. While the position is a general policy leadership role, there is a particular focus on emerging technologies, including in the context of smart cities. The work includes research, policy and regulatory analysis, stakeholder engagement and secretariat functions. There is one current vacancy in Copyright Reform and Policy team within the Content and Copyright Branch. This team manages the Copyright Act 1968, develops Australian copyright policy and represents Australia’s interests in relation to international copyright issues in a range of international fora. In particular, the successful applicant for this position will be responsible for driving reforms to the Copyright Act in the face of technological change and supporting our creative sector, including progressing copyright modernisation programme and government response to the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.There is one currently one vacancy in the Regional Deployment Branch. The branch provides strategic advice, including policy and program leadership, to support the Government’s regional communications objectives. In particular, the Branch has overarching responsibility for regional policy, the Regional Connectivity Program, the Mobile Black Spot Program, regional broadcasting transmission issues, and whole of government communications policy issues and reforms relevant to regional Australia.News & Media Industry Branch expects to use this process to recruit ongoing Executive Level 2 officer in the near future. The branch focuses on a wide range of issues including the sustainability of media businesses, the sustainability of production of quality news content, broadcast regulations, community broadcasting and the national broadcasters.If you are interested in shaping the future of communications in Australia, enjoy challenging policy work and coming up with new ideas in a fast-paced environment with a positive culture, we would love to hear from you. Job Information Pack (word) Opens in new window Job Information Pack (PDF) Opens in new window

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