Position Title : Assistant General Manager
Duration : Permanent
Section : Office of the General Manager
Group : Policy and Governance
Division : Policy and Corporate
Location : ACT
Immediate Supervisor : General Manager
Security Classification : NEGATIVE VETTING Level 1
The Policy and Governance Group (PGG) is the agency’s lead on government engagement on matters relating to IP. PGG covers a broad range of areas, from legislation through to international policy and trade agreements, from audit and attorney registration to legal advice and economic research.
The Assistant General Manager (AGM) is responsible for international affairs which includes oversight of the international policy & cooperation section and the trade & policy project section, as well as a dedicated team focussed on IP Australia’s International Engagement Strategy.
In addition, the AGM supervises a third section from PGG depending on their experience, and supports the General Manager in strategic planning.
Job Description / Context of the Role
The AGM is the General Manager’s deputy, and is expected to act for the General Manager and manage their own areas of responsibility with a high degree of autonomy.
The AGM has three directors reporting to them, and is expected to provide supervision and direction on complex and high priority projects, often liaising with senior executive across the APS, most often with DIIS, DFAT, PM&C and DAWR, and internationally.
Priorities for the AGM in the short term include :
Job Specific Duties
Job Specific Capabilities
The successful candidate will possess the following :
Eligibility Qualifications / Knowledge Required
Highly desirable :
To apply for this position, candidates are asked to :
Applications must be submitted through the IP Australia Web Recruitment system (ESS)
Please note : you MUST be an Australian Citizen to be engaged in the APS and to meet IP Australia’s security clearance requirements.
For further information pertaining to this job please contact Benjamin Mitra-Kahn on 02 6283 2291
Working in IP Australia
Australia’s Intellectual property (IP) rights system supports innovation, investment and international competitiveness. IP Australia administers Australia’s IP rights system, specifically patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.
IP Australia also undertakes programs to educate and promote an awareness of intellectual property (IP), provides IP policy input to Government, develops legislation to support the IP system and contributes to bilateral and multilateral negotiations to improve IP protection internationally.
IP Australia strives to deliver robust IP rights efficiently, satisfy our customers in terms of timeliness and value for money and be recognised as one of the leading IP offices in the world for the quality (including accuracy and consistency) of the IP rights we grant.
IP Australia is committed to external certification of our Quality Management System which involves applying ISO 9001 : 2008 to key business processes and to environmental management through ISO14001 certification within the agency.
All IP Australia staff contribute to the achievement of organisational outcomes and the overall management of IP Australia by assisting, as appropriate, the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrars of Trade Marks and Designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights, and their deputies (where relevant), to perform statutory functions, and where appropriate, exercise relevant delegations.
IP Australia recognises the importance of employees balancing their work and personal lives by offering staff access to an ongoing series of health and wellbeing programs, flexible work-
life policies and a range of professional development programs. IP Australia is a breastfeeding friendly workplace.
excellent shower / change facilities for staff choosing to walk or ride to work; and the advantage of all staff being co-
located in the one building.
Please note : All IP Australia positions are subject to an ENTRY ONLY pre-employment check unless a higher security clearance has been identified.
Other pre-employment checks may also apply.