Executive Level 1 – Assistant Director, Information Resources and Research Services

The Regulatory Assistance and Information Services Section plays a key role in the provision of information to internal and external stakeholders. 

We are looking for an Assistant Director to lead our Information Resources and Research Services (IRRS) team. The IRRS team provides a range of services to staff which support the research assessment of new therapeutic products as well as evidence-based decision making in the Department of Health and our portfolio agencies. 

We are looking for someone who is experienced in the delivery of services in a digital library environment. This person will be skilled in the appraisal of literature search strategies and be able to undertake information retrieval and systematic literature searching in the context of evidence-based medicine. 

Our new Assistant Director will need experience managing a resources budget and the ability to evaluate and shape the services offered by the team. The ability to demonstrate a strong customer focus, maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders and manage a team in a dynamic environment is also very important to us. 

If you think you meet our brief please review the Applicant Kit for further details.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead team and provide high level specialist advice, services and support in the delivery of library and information services to the Department and portfolio agencies. 
  • Support regulatory functions of HPRG in appraisal of literature search strategies. 
  • Manage the development, implementation, maintenance, review and evaluation of policies, procedures, systems and services in a digital library environment. 
  • Analyse, develop and manage financial budgets. 
  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, resolve complex negotiations and promote and support strategic alliances. 
  • Represent the Department in negotiations and at professional forums to discuss information management issues. 
  • Reporting to the EL2 Section Head, contribute to the Section’s broader responsibilities including strategic, planning and reporting activities. 
  • Assist with the management of the section by providing leadership and managing staff in day-to-day activities, including developing, coaching and mentoring staff, as well as building commitment within the team to deliver high quality services. 
  • Be accountable for a high level of client service and the team’s achievement of specific outcomes.

Key Capabilities

  • Highly developed knowledge, skills and experience in delivery of library and information services, especially in a health or biomedical environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in information retrieval and systematic literature searching, especially in the context of evidence-based medicine. 
  • Sound knowledge of current practices in librarianship and demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal development in professional practice in library and information management. 
  • Ability to lead a team in a dynamic environment to meet deadlines, improve processes and achieve organisational goals. 
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a degree or postgraduate diploma from an Australian tertiary institution in librarianship or information science (or a comparable overseas qualification) as recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association for admittance to Associate level membership.

For further information and to submit an application please refer to Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Applications close Wednesday 21 November 2018, 11:30pm AEDT.

Job region
Department of Health – Therapeutic Goods Administration
Full time
$100,502 - $114,624
Closing date
Wednesday 21 November 2018