Do you want to help promote a strong, competitive and diversified economy, and support the State achieve ongoing fiscal sustainability?  Well, this exciting new opportunity has just opened up at Treasury!

Manager, Economic Modelling and Wages Policy

Level 8, $133,296 - $144,609 pa, PSGOGA plus superannuation

We are looking for a strategic leader with economic experience to oversee a new team and work program in critical areas of economic modelling and wages policy.

About us

Treasury is Western Australia’s leading economic and financial policy advisor to the State Government.  We provide advice that seeks to promote the public interest by maximising economic and social outcomes to the community. As a central policy agency, we work collaboratively with all public sector agencies to achieve value for money outcomes in service delivery, policy development and infrastructure investment.Find more information about Treasury’s future plans and goals in our new 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and on Treasury website at http://www.treasury.wa.gov.au/

About the role

This role will be responsible for leading and managing the new team in the provision of analysis and advice on the implications of significant economic and policy changes, supporting Government’s efforts to increase job opportunities, and grow and diversify the economy.  

The team has two separate work streams – Economic Policy modelling and Wages Policy.  

The successful applicant will be expected to lead a small team of experts modelling policy options and settings across a broad spectrum of policy areas using a range of models and methodologies, and provide advice on the economic assessments of others. For example, you could help Government better understand the potential quantitative implications of shocks such as expanded trade disputes, or policy changes in areas such as tax policy or red tape reduction. 

Your team will grow in importance in providing strategic, economic and financial advice on proposed policy options, working across the sector to support evidence-based government decision making.  

The role will also include you in working closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders to provide quantitative and policy support to promote financially sustainable and fair wages outcomes across the State’s public sector in accordance with the Government’s State Wages Policy. 

This team is part of the Economic Policy directorate which also supports high quality regulation across the State’s public sector, including through the Government’s Streamline WA initiative, and provides practical, solutions-focussed advice on the Government’s economic strategy, including the Government’s Microeconomic Reform Agenda.  

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate they are: 

  • A strategic leader –able to lead a capable, energetic team and design an effective work program that focuses on outcomes 
  • An experienced economist – have experience in an economic environment and be able to understand how the economy works and critically assess the implications of economic shocks and policy changes
  • Strong Analytically –competent in quantitative data and can see the bigger picture and link analysis to outcomes
  • Strong Communicators – a pro-active leader who can work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, develop partnerships and communicate effectively at all levels and deliver results.

You will also need to align with Treasury values of innovative thinking, committed people and working collaboratively.

How to Apply

Apply online (http://www.jobs.wa.gov.au/).  Remember to click the "Submit" button at the end of your application.  To apply, you will need to:

  • Complete the online application form.
  • Provide a covering letter (no more than one page) explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to the role.
  • Attach a comprehensive CV that clearly shows you have relevant transferable skills and experience and highlights your past key achievements (in Word or PDF format).
  • Nominate two referees (preferably recent supervisors) who can comment on your skills, abilities, depth of experience and work performance; and
  • Submit a full academic transcript(s) and relevant qualifications.

The Role Statement is attached.  All capabilities outlined in the attached Treasury Capability Framework and the Role Statement will be assessed later in the process.  

It is anticipated that further assessment will be held in the weeks commencing 26 August 2019. 

This process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may arise in the next 12 (twelve) months.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. If you are having problems lodging your application online, please contact recruitment@treasury.wa.gov.au or (08) 6551 1417.

Recruitment Arrangements

Applicants who have been shortlisted for further assessment will be required to provide the details of two referees who can comment effectively on your skills and abilities, depth of experience and work performance. It is preferred that your referees are either current or recent supervisors rather than peers or subordinates.

For further information:

For further information about this position, please contact Andrew Dolling: andrew.dolling@treasury.wa.gov.au or (08) 6551 4689 or 0409 320 427 (not to be contacted for assistance with lodging your application).

Closing date:  Wednesday 21 August 2019 at 9.00 pm (WST)


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