Government's Digital Transformation Office launches recruitment drive

The federal government's Digital Transformation Office is seeking to recruit around 20 new staff members, including developers, designers, researchers and product managers.

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced the DTO recruitment drive.

A statement issued by the minister said the DTO was interested in both graduates and more experienced hires.

"The DTO needs to adopt an agile, startup-like culture so it's important that we recruit people with the right mix of skills and attitude to speed up the transformation of government services," Turnbull said.

The DTO became an executive agency in July this year. It's headed up by Paul Shetler, previously a director of the UK's Government Digital Service and prior to that the CDO of the UK Ministry of Justice.

In his first speech to public service, delivered in late July, Shetler said there was a "huge" opportunity for Australia to transform how government services are delivered.

"We have an opportunity to radically redesign and radically improve citizens' experience of government," Shetler said.

A key element of the DTO's early work has been the development of a Digital Service Standard for government agencies.

The 2015-16 budget included $95.4 million to establish the DTO as part of a $254.7 million 'Digital Transformation Agenda'.

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