Senior Officers

Senior Officers

Line manager

Senior Officers report to an Executive Director. The department's Induction Strategy (PDF, 375KB) ​will inform your induction. The Executive Director will provide information specific to your responsibilities.

Employment conditions

Most Senior Officers are tenured public service officers, although some may be employed on a contract. Conditions of employment, including salary, are provided in Senior Officers - Employment Conditions (PDF, 292KB).

Corporate Governance Framework

The Corporate Governance Framework outlines the principles, elements and mechanisms used in the department to support effective corporate governance.

Developing performance

Aligned to the department's Valuing Performance Policy Statement (PDF, 776KB), the Developing Performance Framework articulates the process for managing and developing employee performance.

Developing your performance

Your Executive Director will invite you to have a Developing Performance conversation to clarify expectations, discuss your strengths and lesser strengths, and talk about how your capabilities might be further developed.

The Public Service Commission's Capability and Leadership Framework (CLF) details the capabilities expected of Senior Officers at SO1 and SO2 at CLF9. These capabilities are able to be contextualised and are transferable. The CLF9 self-assessment profile is available for use prior to your conversations.

Developing your people's performance

Under the Developing Performance Framework, all employees are entitled to have regular conversations about their performance with a supervisor or suitable delegate.

Resources, workshops and online courses are available to support effective planning and conversations. Effective developing performance conversations help create positive workplaces, where employees feel motivated, goal oriented and supported to innovate.

Professional learning for leaders

We encourage all staff to continue their professional learning. The Professional Development Calendars feature learning opportunities managed or supported by Central Office business units, or delivered by professional associations, universities and other government agencies.

Sources of information about professional development opportunities are available from:

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Last updated
23 January 2018