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Governance Officer

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Job Ref:  024851
Employer:  Department of Corporate and Information Services (NT)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)



Department of Corporate and Information Services

Work Unit

Governance Unit

Job Title

Governance Officer


Administrative Officer 7

Job Type

Full Time




$104,237 - $112,138



Position Number







Joanne Vanderpoll on 08 8999 7015 or

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

Not applicable to this vacancy.

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Primary Objective: Support a high standard of corporate governance in the agency through the development, implementation and monitoring of effective governance policies and processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

1.     Manage, undertake and contribute to projects to ensure the achievement of good governance, contemporary risk management and business continuity management practices and evaluation of internal controls.

2.     Develop and maintain governance systems and processes for the collection of information for monitoring of progress and timely completion of actions and implementation of recommendations and findings.

3.     Undertake monitoring and reporting of audit findings and recommendations, outsourcing internal audits and reviews, development of risk management plans, carry out investigations and reviews and report on service delivery performance.

4.     Research, investigate and develop policies, guidelines and procedures associated with corporate governance, risk management, fraud and corruption, business continuity management, and audit and review matters.

5.     Maintain sound consultative and collaborative networks across the agency in order to support, facilitate and progress the agency’s governance framework.

6.     Research, analyse and prepare information papers and reports for Committees, external stakeholders and other working groups as required.

Selection Criteria


1.     Extensive working knowledge of the application of legislation, policies, directions and operational mechanisms with respect to corporate governance, including development, implementation and review of policies and processes.

2.     Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience of corporate governance, risk management practices including risk identification and planning processes, fraud and corruption related actions, and audit and review principles and processes.

3.     High level communication skills to enable stakeholder engagement, provision of advice, delivery of workshops and presentations and preparation of written information papers, reports, policies and procedures.

4.     Demonstrated sound conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.

5.     Demonstrated sound organisational and time management skills with the ability to be proactive, work independently, exercise discretion and prioritise tasks to ensure outputs are delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

6.     Demonstrated sound interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to consult and negotiate with stakeholders primarily at senior levels to achieve compliance with policy and procedures and implement efficient and effective procedures.

7.     An ability to interact with people from diverse cultures.

8.     Demonstrated work ethic and attitude which emulates DCIS values of being professional, accountable, honest and innovative.


1.     Qualifications in Business, Public Administration, risk management, investigations or other related discipline.

Further Information: The recommended applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check prior to selection being confirmed. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.


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