Director - External Budgets and Revenue Branch

Job Req ID

Home Affairs - 132104






Executive Level 2 - $131,272.00 and $170,827.00 plus 15.4% super (part time pro-rata)


Employment Type

Ongoing (Permanent), Full-time 


Flexible work

Flexible arrangements considered 


Contact Officer

Janelle DUKE on 02 6198 7501 or 


Applications close on 17/07/2024 at 11:59pm AEST (midnight) - Late applications will not be accepted.


About our opportunity


This process is being used to fill up to 2 immediate vacancies. A merit pool may be established and used to fill similar vacancies for up to 18 months. 


About our team


Chief Operating Officer Group | Finance Division | External Budgets & Revenue | External Budget Coordination & Budget Policy and Advice


The two positions are within the External Budgets and Revenue Branch.  The branch is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the portfolio's input into the Commonwealth Budget process, the provision of high level strategic financial advice and contract related support for specified administered programs, and the tracking and analysis of the collection of revenue for the Department of Home Affairs (including the management of debts to the Commonwealth).  The two roles on offer are in the External Budget Coordination and the Budget Policy and Advice teams.


The key areas of responsibility for both the External Budget Coordination (EBC) and Budget Policy and Advice (BPA) teams are producing the Portfolio Budget Submission, Portfolio Budget Statements and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.  The teams prepare Senate Estimates and Question Time briefs, which are used by the Department executives including the Secretary and the Minister, responses to Questions on Notice, inputs to Ministerial Submissions and Cabinet Submissions.


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Our ideal candidate


To be a strong contender for either role, you will be a skilful communicator and negotiator with a strong record of achievement in financial and client services.  You will exemplify a high level of personal integrity, be a team player, and have the capacity to lead through consultation and engagement.


Duties and responsibilities


As the Director of EBC you will:


  • Lead and manage a team responsible for the production of the Portfolio Budget Submission and the Portfolio MYEFO Submission.
  • Manage stakeholders across the Portfolio to ensure inputs for Ministerial Submissions, Cabinet Submissions and other Budget documents are timely, accurate and align with internal processes and strategic priorities of the Portfolio.
  • Produce high quality briefs including Senate Estimates, responding to Questions on Notice, media requests and other materials as required.
  • Manage and coordinate Budget related tasks including but not limited to Estimates Memorandums including Statement of Risk and Regional Ministerial Statements.
  • Management and tracking of the Cabinet comeback process.
  • Management of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for the Branch.


As the Director of BPA you will:


  • Lead and manage a team responsible for the production of the Portfolio Budget Statements and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.
  • Manage the Central Budget Management System (CBMS) function for the Branch, including management of the departments TM1 based Government Estimates Update System (GEUS).
  • Produce high quality briefs, including Senate Estimates, and reference material relating to budget processes.
  • Manage and coordinate Budget related tasks including but not limited to Estimates Memorandums including Operating Losses and Movement of Funds


How to apply


Submit your application and CV through the Home Affairs’ recruitment system (ourPeople) before the closing date on 17/07/2024 at 11:59pm (midnight) AEST  – Late applications will not be accepted.


As part of your application you will be required to prepare and submit a one-page applicant response document in relation to the advertised role, outlining:


  • How your skills, knowledge, and experience will be relevant to this role
  • Why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • Any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role


Applicant response documents must be a minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format, include your full name and the Requisition Number – 132104 in the document footer.


Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership Systems information relevant to the classification.




To be eligible for the position you must be an Australian Citizen.


The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 (AGSVA) security clearance and an Employment Suitability Clearance (ESC).


Diversity and inclusion


The Department is committed to workforce diversity and applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged to apply.


RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit:


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The Department of Home Affairs offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.


The Department may provide relocation assistance to eligible APS employees required to relocate. The level of assistance will vary depending on the reason for relocating and your personal circumstances. For further information please enquire with the contact officer listed in the advertisement.


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Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation proof of vaccination will be required. If a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable time period, they may not be offered that role.