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Chief Commissioner of the Integrity Commission

The Tasmanian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Chief Commissioner of the Integrity Commission. It is intended to appoint the person for a term of up to five years.

The Commission is an independent statutory authority established under the Integrity Commission Act 2009. The Commission’s role is to:

  • improve the standard of conduct, propriety and ethics in public authorities in Tasmania;
  • enhance public confidence that misconduct by public officers will be appropriately investigated and dealt with; and
  • enhance the quality of, and commitment to, ethical conduct by adopting a strong educative, preventative and advisory role.

The Chief Commissioner will also be chairperson of the Board of the Commission.

To be considered for appointment to this role, a candidate must be an Australian legal practitioner of not less than seven years' standing. A person holding another office or other employment may be considered for appointment and retain that office.

A person is not eligible to be appointed if he or she is, or has been, in the period of five years immediately preceding proposed appointment: a Member of a House of Parliament of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory; a member of a council; or a member of a political party or a member of a similar organisation.

In addition, the candidate must possess:

  • high level analytical, conceptual and research skills that demonstrate a capacity to address complex and sensitive situations within potentially demanding time frames, including a high level ability to understand, interpret and apply legislative provisions;
  • excellent written communication skills, including the ability to provide sound written advice and decisions varying in complexity to non-specialists;
  • proven ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity, initiative, integrity, impartiality and confidentiality and the ability to make fair, balanced and consistent decisions according to law without undue delay;
  • a sound knowledge and understanding of legislation, administrative law and ethics relevant to the work of the Integrity Commission, including the Integrity Commission Act 2009, or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge;
  • strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, including a proven ability to consult, negotiate and provide advice and information to members of the public, as well as a range of stakeholders including Ministerial officers, senior Government and other statutory office holders;
  • a commitment to the proper administration of Commission and with the ability to lead continuous improvement in the efficiency and timeliness of the work of the Commission, working collegially with Commission officers and effectively with officers of other public authorities; and
  • significant experience of working in the public sector, and/or knowledge of public sector values and culture.

Applications addressing the relevant criteria outlined in the Information Package (DOCX, 52.6 KB) may be sent to applications@justice.tas.gov.au

or

Recruitment
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 16 September 2022.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Ginna Webster on (03) 6165 4943 or secretary@justice.tas.gov.au