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Queensland Government

Director-General Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

Your chance to be the difference

Thank you for your interest in joining Queensland’s largest and most diverse employer – the Queensland Government.

As a public service we are passionate about making Queensland better through what we do. We are a team of over 250,000 providing essential services across 4000+ locations in Australia’s most geographically diverse state.

By joining our leadership team, you can:

  • be the difference – making Queensland better through what you do

  • be challenged – create a career with Queensland’s largest employer

  • be rewarded – benefit from competitive pay, conditions and development opportunities

  • be balanced – find balance in your life through contemporary work practices

  • be you – bring your authentic self, we embrace diversity.

Are you ready to #BeHere4Qld?

About the opportunity

Have you got what it takes to drive economic growth and job creation in regional Queensland? What about the ability to support the state’s manufacturing sector – vital to growing and diversifying Queensland’s economy and creating future jobs?

If this sounds like you, bring your leadership and direction to the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water.

As Director-General you will be responsible for delivering regional economic development opportunities, supporting the manufacturing industry and the sustainable management of Queensland’s water resources.

You will contribute to the Queensland Government objectives for the community built around the Unite and Recover – Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan.

The objectives can only be achieved through collaboration with others, by:

  • safeguarding our health – safeguard people’s health and jobs by keeping Queensland pandemic-ready

  • supporting jobs – support increased jobs in more industries to diversify the Queensland economy and build on existing strengths in agriculture, resources and tourism

  • backing small business – help small business, the backbone of the state’s economy, thrive in a changing environment

  • making it for Queensland – grow manufacturing across traditional and new industries, making new products in new ways and creating new jobs

  • building Queensland – drive investment in the infrastructure that supports our recovery, resilience and future prosperity

  • growing our regions – help Queensland’s regions grow by attracting people, talent and investment, and by driving sustainable economic prosperity

  • investing in skills – ensure Queenslanders have the skills they need to find meaningful jobs and set up pathways for the future

  • backing our frontline services – deliver world-class frontline services in key areas such as health, education and community safety

  • protecting the environment – protect and enhance our natural environment and heritage for future generations and achieve a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.

You can find out more about the role, the key duties and accountabilities, and what we are looking for by downloading the Executive recruitment candidate pack here.

This candidate information pack includes:

  • an opportunity statement – describing the role, duties and accountabilities and what we’re looking for

  • agency profile – detailing the agency objectives, operating environment, budget and resourcing

  • employment conditions and benefits

  • workforce culture in the Queensland public sector

  • Chief Executive Leadership board charter 2021

  • how to apply.

How to apply

Davidson Executive & Boards is pleased to be partnering with the Queensland Public Service Commission on the recruitment process for this role and as such all applications and enquiries should be directed to Davidson.

Please ensure you download the Executive recruitment candidate pack here before starting the application process.

For further information contact our Executive Search & Recruitment Partners as listed below:

David Reynolds

Phone: 0410 471 652

David (Will) Wilson

Phone: 0499 920 848


Applications can be made by uploading a current resume via the job advertisement at the end of this page, or via

When lodging your application please submit your cv and cover letter as one document.

To be considered for this role, you will be required to provide the following information for assessment of your suitability:

  • an application cover sheet or cover letter

  • a statement, including examples, outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the key attributes under ‘What we are looking for’ (page 5).

  • your current resume.

People from diverse backgrounds including non-English speaking backgrounds, people with a disability, women, and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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