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We are looking for people to work across the Economic business unit which consists of four directorates including:

Commercial Advisory Unit – provides advice and project oversight on major Government commercial transactions and contracts with the private sector, with a particular focus on commercial, financial and risk aspects.

Economic Policy – supports high quality regulation across the State’s public sector, including the Streamline WA initiative and also provides practical, solutions-focussed advice on the Government’s economic strategy, including collaborative development and implementation of the Government’s Microeconomic Reform Agenda.

Economic and Revenue Forecasting – monitors, reports on, and undertakes research on economic conditions and trends in revenue, prepares forecasts of economic and revenue aggregates that underpin budget and mid-year review processes, and provides evidence-based advice to the Treasury Executive and Government.

Revenue and Intergovernmental Relations – analyses and provides advice on State tax and mineral royalty policy, forecasts GST revenue and advocates for, and defends, reforms to the distribution of GST revenues among the States and Territories, provides advice on the principles for negotiating financial agreements with the Commonwealth, and facilitates a whole‑of‑State perspective in these negotiations.

Successful candidates will be required to analyse economic and public policy issues and develop and shape policy advice.

The appointment pool will predominately relate to the latter three directorates of the Economic business unit listed above. However, it will be available more broadly across Treasury for people who can contribute to, and lead the development and delivery of high quality, evidence-based analysis and advice to inform Government decision making in relation to financial management, policy development, service provision and infrastructure investment.

You will work collaboratively across the department, and with external stakeholders. This includes advice on the prioritisation of funding for major projects, such as hospitals, roads, ports, schools, and prisons, as well as delivery of key services.

An appointment pool will be established which will be used to fill Senior Analyst vacancies at Level 6 and Level 7 (full-time, part-time, permanent and fixed-term) as they become available in the Department of Treasury (Treasury) over a 12 month period. The appointment pool will commence when the selection process is finalised.

This process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed term positions that may arise over the next 12 months.

About you

We are looking for self-starters who are resilient, proactive and display a strong work ethic. You must also have strong conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to anticipate, analyse and manage issues and be able to evaluate both quantitative and qualitative data and information. The successful applicant will be a strong team player, but also able to work with a minimum of direction, identifying and advising on decision points and improvement opportunities.

For some roles, you will be required to have strong quantitative and/or mathematical skills, while other roles will draw more on your conceptual reasoning and communication/relationship skills. Some roles will need you to have a deep understanding of economics, while other roles require broader public policy skills.

Appointment at Level 6 or Level 7 is based on the applicant’s capacity to undertake the role at the level required and commensurate with Treasury’s Capability Framework.

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

How to Apply

  • Apply online at jobs.wa.gov.au
  • Read the Applicant Information Pack and Role Outline attached.
  • Complete the online application form;
  • Submit a comprehensive CV that clearly outlines your 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. Referees will often be required to return completed reports within one week of your interview, therefore it is important to keep your referees informed during the process.
  • Submit a one-page covering letter indicating your interest at Level 6, Level 7 or both, and what you would bring to the roles.

Applications close on Wednesday 5 August 2020 at 5.00 pm (WST). 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 2417.


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