PN110 - Manager - Permissions Compliance

Position number: 110
Classification: APS6 $76,751– $87,327
Closing date: 19/02/2018
Branch: Reef Protection
Location: Townsville

The Position

We are seeking a regulatory professional to join our team working to protect the Marine Park while providing opportunities for ecologically sustainable use.  This position is responsible for a range of tasks with a key focus on managing a team of people to deliver a compliance program for the Marine Park permission system.  This includes the collection and remittance of revenue from commercial activities within the Marine Park associated with the Environmental Management Charge.

This position exercises delegations in accordance with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 and subordinate legislation, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and agency policies and procedures.

The Person

  • You enjoy multi-tasking across several management areas.
  • You will be experienced in relationship and stakeholder management.
  • You have experience in compliance matters, in particular in the marine park environment.
  • You thrive under pressure, have an eye for detail and don’t get flustered when faced with competing priorities.
  • You are an excellent communicator in both written and verbal contexts.
  • You enjoy leading and being part of a cohesive team.


  1. Manage the operations of a team including the supervision and development of staff relating to their competencies required to meet strategic objectives through performance feedback and encouraging career development.
  2. Manage responsibilities for the delivery of a permission system compliance program and assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of annual work plans including resources.
  3. Manage responsibilities for the financial administration, management and compliance with the Environmental Management Charge.
  4. Develop, implement and evaluate risk-based strategies and business systems (policy, procedures, forms and databases) to support the management of a compliance program for the permission system.
  5. Liaise, engage and negotiate with stakeholders and clients, and represent the Authority as required. 

Eligibility requirements & qualifications

Applicants must:


Selection criteria

1. Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate knowledge, skills and experience as per the duties and requirements of the position. (Maximum 500 words)

2. Demonstrated ability to shape strategic thinking (Maximum 350 words)

  • Inspires a sense of purpose and direction
  • Focuses strategically
  • Harnesses information and opportunities
  • Shows judgement, intelligence and common sense

3. Demonstrated ability to achieve results (Maximum 350 words)

  • Builds organisational capability and responsiveness
  • Marshals professional expertise
  • Steers and implements change and deals with uncertainty
  • Ensures closure and delivers on intended results

4. Demonstrated ability to cultivate productive working relationships (Maximum 350 words)

  • Nurtures internal and external relationships
  • Facilitates cooperation and partnerships
  • Values individual differences and diversity
  • Guides, mentors and develops people

5. Exemplifies personal drive and integrity (Maximum 350 words)

  • Demonstrates public service professionalism and probity
  • Engages with risk and shows personal courage
  • Commits to action
  • Displays resilience
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and a commitment to personal development

6. Demonstrated ability to communicate with influence (Maximum 350 words)

  • Communicates clearly
  • Listens, understands and adapts to audience
  • Negotiates persuasively

PLEASE NOTE: The panel will not consider additional information such as a cover letter or content exceeding the word limit.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Edison - 07 4750 0751

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