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      Alternative Titles:
        Air Force Senior Officer
        Army Senior Officer
        Navy Senior Officer

      Plans, organises, directs, controls and reviews the day-to-day operations and major functions of organisational units of the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces through subordinate officers.

      Skill Level: 1


        Air Chief Marshal (Air Force)
        Air Commodore (Air Force)
        Air Marshal (Air Force)
        Air Vice Marshal (Air Force)
        Group Captain (Air Force)
        Wing Commander (Air Force)
        Brigadier (Army)
        Colonel (Army)
        General (Army)
        Lieutenant Colonel (Army)
        Lieutenant General (Army)
        Major General (Army)
        Admiral (Navy)
        Captain (Navy)
        Commander (Navy)
        Commodore (Navy)
        Rear Admiral (Navy)
        Vice Admiral (Navy)

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Defence Force Senior Officer is $ 149,807 for male employees and $ 120,504 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 46.6 Females: 44.1 Persons: 45.9
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 1112 General managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Defence Force Senior Officer job description, duties and education requirements


      GENERAL MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and review the day-to-day operations and major functions of commercial, industrial, government and defence organisations through departmental managers and subordinate executives.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Tasks Include:
      • planning policy, and setting standards and objectives for organisations
      • providing day-to-day direction and management of organisations, and directing and endorsing policy to fulfil objectives, achieve specific goals, and maximise profit and efficiency
      • assessing changing situations and responding accordingly by issuing commands and directives to subordinate staff
      • consulting with immediate subordinates and departmental heads on matters such as methods of operation, equipment requirements, finance, sales and human resources
      • authorising the funding of major policy implementation programs
      • representing the organisation at official occasions, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums, and liaising between areas of responsibility
      • preparing, or arranging for the preparation of, reports, budgets and forecasts, and presenting them to governing bodies
      • selecting and managing the performance of senior staff
      • may undertake responsibility for some or all of accounting, sales, marketing, human resources and other specialist operations


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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