Parliamentary Executive Level 1

  • Full-time ongoing
  • Parliament House, Canberra
  • $117,055 to $135,155 per annum + attractive employer superannuation
  • About the Parliamentary Budget Office

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) supports the Parliament by providing independent, authoritative and non‐partisan analysis of budgetary issues and the fiscal cost of policy proposals. In light of the current fiscal situation, the PBO is in a unique position to support the Parliament and general public at this critical time through analysis that is timely and relevant.

The PBO values the diverse range of skills and experience of our staff. We seek passionate staff who demonstrate initiative, work with the utmost discretion and confidentiality, and work collaboratively to deliver services to support the Parliament.

About the role

The PBO is seeking staff to help us support the 47th Parliament through:

  • preparing information and budget analysis for parliamentarians on matters related to revenue, expenditure and financing proposals
  • producing and maintaining a suite of products to improve understanding of fiscal and budget policy issues and to increase the accessibility of budget information
  • delivering research reports

The PBO works in an agile and flexible way, and successful applicants can expect a mix of costings and research work. There are regular opportunities to work on organisation-wide projects that allow staff to contribute to and lead organisational change, and have significant exposure to the PBO’s Executive and agency head. Around each general election, the whole of the PBO works to deliver the report of election commitments.


The duties of the position include:

  • supervising, guiding and mentoring staff and providing effective leadership to small project teams
  • managing projects from the early stages through to completion
  • leading the preparation of products for external release, including costings and research reports
  • analysing data to provide insights into budget and fiscal policy settings, and communicating these insights
  • analysing large datasets using tools such as Excel or other statistical or programming packages and finding creative ways to visualise insights from data
  • building and/or adapting models and frameworks to analyse the budget
  • applying strong written communication skills to ensure that all written products are accurate and accessible to a wide audience
  • working across the PBO and with other organisations to obtain data, test the findings of our research and enhance our understanding of the budget
  • contributing to implementing the PBO’s annual work plan, including leading organisation-wide initiatives.

Contact officer:

Kate Wagner, Director

Phone: (02) 6277 9533


For further information and how to apply, go to the PBO’s recruitment page at

Applications close Sunday 7 August 11.30pm AEST

Apply here


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