Job title : Director - Internal Audit and Assurance

USD 74.36 - 79.81 per hour
23 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
Experience level
Department of Education

Professional Standards and Conduct

Internal Audit and Assurance

Director - Internal Audit and Assurance


Level 9, $154,689 - $166,015 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE652985

Take up the challenge and apply to join us!

This is a six (6) month fixed-term, full-time position, with possible twelve (12) months extension, commencing ASAP

We are looking for an exceptional leader in strategic development, professional coordinator of internal audit and assurance processes, and a confident communicator. You will bring new ideas, perspectives and experiences to the Department of Education to influence and implement reform in an ever changing environment.

As the Director, you will identify, establish and maintain a risk driven audit and assurance program, and a strategic framework that addresses system-wide risks and business continuity plans. Working with the Director General, Audit Committee and Corporate Executive, you will identify and report on key strategic and operational risks, including ways to achieve greater efficiencies across the Department, supporting key organisational initiatives and legislation.

You will provide a strategic oversight on reviews, investigations and audits undertaken, ensuring immediate and long term recommendations are achievable and sustainable. With knowledge and experience of relevant legislation, you will lead the design, review and implementation of relevant policies and procedures for the Department. This will include being aware of emerging trends, issues and best practice.

Through the development and maintenance of effective workplace relationships, you will work collaboratively with other leadership teams, principals, Executive Directors, senior management and other key stakeholders. You will provide accurate and timely information on audit and assurance matters, and represent the Director General and Department in a range of forums relating to audit.

The Director, Internal Audit and Assurance reports to the Director General through the Audit Committee on all audit matters across the Department. The Directorate delivers an independent, objective assurance and advisory service to meet the broad client needs across the Department. In addition, provides high-level audit and risk management expertise with an emphasis on quality audit and risk management programs that addresses organisational accountability.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
  • Shapes and manages strategy
  • Achieves results
  • Builds productive relationships
  • Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
  • Communicates and influences effectively

  • Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

    Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

    The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

    For further job related information:

    Please contact Fiona Hunt, Executive Director, Professional Standards and Conduct on (08) 9264 4464 or emailing

    Application Instructions

    All applications are submitted online. Select "Apply for Job", at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

    Your application should include:
    • A two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
    • A comprehensive CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
    • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

    It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting "Apply for Job".

    You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

    After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

    If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

    Eligibility and training requirements

    Employees will be required to:
    • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
    • possess a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (for example Accounting, Auditing, Commerce or equivalent) and/or significant professional experience in this area
    • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
    • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
    • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement
    • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
    • complete the Department's training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

    The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

    Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 26 October 2020



    ATTACHMENTS: - published jdf - 00035520 - director, internal audit and assurance - ps l9 - oct 2020 .pdf

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    WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time

    FTE: 1.0

    LOCATION: East Perth

    CLOSING DATE: 2020-10-26 4:30 PM

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