Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 857..
(Question No 1271)
Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:
(1) What is the reason for the large turnover of housing managers within A.C.T. Housing, excluding those managers that are moved after six months in an area to avoid burn out;
(2) What is the process for recruiting housing managers and what criteria are used for recruitment.
Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) Housing Managers move positions for a wide range of reasons including promotion, extended leave, illness, higher duties, temporary incapacity and for developmental reasons. There are occasions where staff are rotated to fill gaps caused by any of the above reasons and often temporary staff are employed to fill positions pending permanent recruitment.
Housing ACT does not have a policy or practice of moving staff after 6 months to avoid burn out. While it is accepted that aspects of the Housing Manager role can be challenging, the Department continues to monitor work levels and responsibilities against Public Service work standards.
(2) Housing Managers are ASO Grade 4 Officers in the ACT Public Service and are recruited using the merit selection processes that apply to all ACT Government employees.
I have attached the selection criteria for the Housing Manager position.
Competency-based Position Profile
Title: Housing Manager
8 March 2002
Your statement addressing the Selection Criteria is the most important part of your application. You should use each of the selection criteria as a heading and under each heading explain how your experience, skills and qualifications/training enable you to meet this criterion. (The dot points under the selection criterion clarify the types of behaviours expected in relation to that criterion) To support your claims ensure you include current and relevant examples of work experience.
Keep you answers short and succinct.
The Selection Criteria for the Housing Manager positions are set out below. The criteria describe the essential requirements for a person to operate effectively in this area of employment.
In completing your application:
You do need to read the advice to applicants and the advice to referees.
You do need to answer each criterion and its supporting evidence by giving relevant examples to demonstrate your knowledge and experience.