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Principal Risk and Audit Officer & Principal Corporate Governance Officer

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Department of Premier & Cabinet NSW
  • Are you a highly skilled governance practitioner or risk and audit officer with extensive experience
  • Are you a skilled multi-tasker with attention to detail and an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others
  • Can you lead, initiate, influence and implement policy and system change in a complex environment

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services.

We support the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies.

Working with us will give you a broad overview in public administration and state administrative matters.

About the Roles

The Principal Corporate Governance Officer provides specialist advice and manages the development, implementation, project management and reporting of corporate governance activities in line with best practice. These activities cover both internal and cluster-wide responsibilities to mitigate corporate risks, maintain appropriate business governance processes and ensure appropriate and cost effective outcomes.

The Principal Risk and Audit Officer reviews and maintains DPCs risk management framework ensuring the Departments risks are identified, measured, managed, monitored and reported. The role also manages the Departments Internal Audit function. It provides assurance to the DPC Executives and Audit and RiskCommittee on the adequacy of the Risk Management Framework, including polices and processes across the Department, and that these comply with best practice and relevant public sector policy.

How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below depending on the position you are applying for.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.



Target Questions:


Principal Corporate Governance Officer

  1. Provide an example of when you were directly responsible for introducing a new initiative following your identification of a gap relating to a governance procedure or policy. What did you do, why did you do it and what was the outcome
  2. Provide an example of when you have demonstrated maintaining the highest of standards of ethical behaviour while balancing competing interests in dealing with sensitive or contentious situation. What were the key dilemma(s) before you, how did you approach the matter and why, and what were the outcome(s)

Principal Risk and Audit Officer

  1. If the Department Secretary asked who should be on the Audit and Risk Committee, what would you advise them
  2. Describe how you would go about identifying the high and significant risks of an organisation and developing an audit plan.

Closing date: Sunday, 13 January 2019 [11:59 PM]

Job note: A recruitment pool may be established to fill similar temporary or ongoing vacancies in the next 12 months.

Salary: Clerk Grade 11/12. Package includes base salary ($124,965- $144,521) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Government & Defence
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