Tony brought to my attention three related advertisements in The Australian today for senior positions in The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate in the ACT Government. Is the Chief Minister trying to jump the shark or something?
AND DON’T FORGET, THE ACT IS EFFECTIVELY A LOCAL GOVERNMENT!
The three positions are:
- Deputy Director-General, Policy, Corporate and Regulation, salary range: $278,633 to $294,793;
- Deputy Director-General, Planning Policy, salary range: $278,633 to $294,793;
- Executive Director, Policy, salary range: $219,150 to $231,587.
I wonder what the Director-General gets?
And here’s the blurb:
The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate is responsible for developing and implementing sustainability policies and programs, including those related to climate change (note to the person responsible for this ad (laugh here), we have the carbon tax now, so no need), energy, nature conservation, environmental protection, construction services, transport planning, heritage (in Canberra!) and water. The Directorate is also responsible for spatial planning (que?), planning approvals, sustantainable urban design and administers the Territory Plan (sounds very Stalinist).
Of course, people management skills are required, as well as superior skills in stakeholder engagement, collaborative partnerships and issue management (whatever all that codswollop means – but, oh, so today-speak).
That’s a close to a cool million that the ratepayers of the ACT would surely not want to cough up – or is the taxpayers of Australia who are paying for this sort of useless lark?