Section Head: Information Management – National Indigenous Times

Section Head: Information Management

  • Status: Non-permanent (13 months) with possibility of permanent (permanent)
  • Location: Canberra or Brisbane
  • $125,164 to $151,375 plus 15.4% superannuation

About the role

The Section Head, Information and Knowledge Management and Innovation is responsible for planning, driving and defining strategic data, information and knowledge management requirements for the Authority. Civil Aviation Safety (ASAC).

This role is responsible for ensuring CASA has the appropriate systems in place to meet information and records management standards and requirements, as determined by the National Archives of Australia and the Department of Finance, and also leading the capacity management’s digital archiving through innovation and research.

The Section Head, Information and Knowledge Management and Innovation will have high level leadership capacity to lead and manage the Section. Responsibilities include development, coaching, performance management, change management, conflict resolution and identifying development needs.

The Corporate Strategy and Transformation Branch has an immediate non-continuing vacancy for a period of 13 months as Section Head, Information and Knowledge Management and Innovation at Level 5 (EL2) company services. This recruitment activity will be used to create a pool of merit for current and non-current vacancies.

This role works under general direction and is responsible for executing a work program agreed with the Branch Manager, Strategy and Business Transformation and is responsible for the following:

  • Provide and provide strategic advice, leadership, and direction with respect to the preservation, management, and long-term access to CASA’s archived materials.
  • Provide leadership in implementing and promoting a climate of innovation and continuous improvement with data, information and knowledge management for CASA.
  • Develop, maintain, implement and provide systems to retain, update, access and preserve the information manual, including implementing strategies to transition to fully electronic information management practices.
  • Manage CASA’s responsibilities for providing contemporary and timely advice on matters related to information and knowledge management to key stakeholders including CASA Executive, National Archives of Australia, Department of Finance and other federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Maintain information and knowledge management policy, processes and governance structure, including document control and records management.
  • Ensure full compliance with relevant legislative and statutory obligations, including the Policy of Building Confidence in Public Records, the Civil Aviation Act 1988, the Digital Transformation Strategy and the Records Act 1983.
  • Define, develop and communicate information and knowledge management standards, including data models, classification rules and taxonomies.
  • Assess benefits and risks, ensuring systems are compliant with information management standards through ongoing monitoring of information systems usage, participating in business change processes and increasing organizational synergy.
  • Develop an information and knowledge management strategy and coordinate inter-agency initiatives in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
  • Enable CASA to use its information resources in innovative ways to better manage aviation safety risks, including but not limited to improvements in the collection, visualization, analysis and sharing of data.
  • Establish and maintain strategic working relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders, government agencies and the digital archiving community.
  • The promotion of safety, equity and diversity at work, participatory management and environmental management at work and behaviors and actions consistent with CASA’s Values.

This role was also advertised alongside as Positive Measure – Disability or Indigenous.

Candidates wishing to apply for an Affirmative Measure must meet the eligibility criteria and will need to submit their application on the Affirmative Measure vacancy on the CASA website. CASA website.


Employment with CASA is subject to the conditions prescribed by the Civil Aviation Act 1988. Before preparing an application, you must ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Prospective CASA employees must undergo a pre-employment screening. You must be prepared to provide the information required to pass a criminal record check.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Eligibility (affirmative action)

  • The filling of this position is intended to be an affirmative action under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and under section 27 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Direction 2016. These positions Vacancies are only available to Indigenous and/or Torres Deprived Persons or Persons with Disabilities. To be engaged under the positive measures provision, proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage or disability may be required.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing a team in a fast-paced, high-volume, customer-focused and/or technical service delivery environment.
  • Demonstrated high level of stakeholder management skills, including excellent communication skills (oral and written) to handle complex situations with sensitivity and tact.
  • Extensive relevant management experience, including successfully leading an organization through a change program.
  • Have demonstrated or have the ability to acquire a good understanding of contemporary information and knowledge management practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government legislation and regulations, including the Public Records Trust Building Policy, Digital Transformation Strategy and the Archives Act 1983.
  • The ability to research and consider effective and/or innovative practices.
  • Relevant tertiary degrees.
  • Experience in managing complex data collection and warehousing environments will be highly appreciated.

About Us

The primary function of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is to conduct the regulation of the safety of civil aviation operations in Australia, Australian civil airspace and the operation of civil aviation operations in Australia, airspace Australian civil aviation and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas.

CASA is committed to having a flexible and inclusive workplace and recognizes and values ​​the diversity of the wider Australian community.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ people, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people of mature age.

Culture and Benefits

We value our people. CASA values ​​social and cultural diversity and is committed to a safe workplace. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining Indigenous Australians and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CASA is committed to achieving and retaining the highest quality of qualified professionals and to providing a desirable work environment in which they can maximize their talent and potential. We offer rewarding careers, promote work-life balance and support professional and personal development.

For more details and information on the role, please visit the CASA website.

Contact agent for inquiries: Michelle Massey on tel: 02 6217 1111

Closing date for applications: 11:59 PM AEST, June 16, 2022

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