Vacancy Details

  • Great oppotunity to join a world-class regulator.
  • Develop sought-after investigations experience with a small public service agency.
  • Relocation and flexible working arrangements available for the right candidate. 

Position summary

The APVMA is seeking an experienced investigation manager to perform the role of Assistant Director at the EL1 level in the Assessment, Investigations and Monitoring (AIM) section. The position is accountable under broad direction for performing a range of activities relating to delivering investigative, regulatory compliance, strategic, and coordination measures across the APVMA.

Reporting to the Director AIM, the successful candidate will work within a framework of legislation, established principles, work practices and procedures in accordance with the APVMA’s mission and business objectives. They will work independently with complex material, having the authority and discretion to critically evaluate information from diverse sources and explore innovative approaches to support longer-term business objectives.

Core functions

The Assistant Director Investigations will be responsible for:

  • Planning investigations within a multidisciplinary team in accordance with APVMA and Australian Government policies, standards, frameworks, and administered legislation
  • Managing compliance, investigations, and enforcement activities
  • Providing supervision, guidance, and support to investigators to achieve quality investigation outcomes
  • Liaising and providing advice to internal and external stakeholders on regulatory matters  
  • Fulfilling their obligations under work health safety legislation
  • Assisting in the management of the section, including staff development, training and support and initiatives across the APVMA.

Our Ideal Candidate / Selection criteria

To be considered for these roles you will need the following essential criteria:

  1. Demonstrated experience operating and leading investigation teams under the Australian Government Investigation Standards (AGIS), Regulator Performance Framework and Regulator Performance Guide
  2. Demonstrated ability to apply work knowledge, precedent and established legislation, policy, procedures, and guidelines to situations involving a high level of complexity and sensitivity 
  3. Highly developed interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication, liaison and negotiation skills and experience assisting peers and developing a team
  4. Previous experience liaising with internal and external stakeholders to resolve and complete assessments, make referrals, and achieve positive outcomes
  5. Understanding of intelligence-led methodology using data analysis and compliance intervention design to ensure the integrity of agency processes and information technology systems
  6. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly and to plan, organise and prioritise a demanding workload, and to communicate priorities within the team

The following desirable criteria will also be assessed:

  • Experience representing an agency across jurisdictions, including internationally
  • Demonstrated experience liaising with regulatory bodies
  • Experience using case management systems such as COMtrac, iBase and other IT systems such as Power BI and Microsoft Teams.