Senior Policy Officer, Economics

Are you passionate about building a strong evidence-base for government policy?

Do you enjoy solving complex problems?

Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment?

Do you want to help achieve the best outcomes for the people and environment of NSW?

If this sounds like you, read on…

The opportunity

We are looking for a motivated individual to deliver high-quality economic advice and support strategically important government initiatives.

You will use your economics experience to examine complex policy issues that have significant implications for the environment and people of NSW.

You will support the case for and design our approach to building a robust evidence-base to inform government decision-making. You will develop business cases, and undertake or oversee economic research and analysis, including cost-benefit analysis.

You will draw on this evidence base to describe and provide advice on the impact of our proposals. You will deliver advice suitable for a range of different audiences, including at a senior level, each with varying needs and interests.

Your work will support the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) commitment to be a world-class regulator.

About the team

The role is in the EPA’s Major Projects and Initiatives Branch. This sits within the EPA’s Regulatory Policy, Initiatives and Advice Division. We design and deliver innovative policies, projects and strategies.

We lead major projects and initiatives that are highly visible and strategically important. Our work requires agile and multi-skilled teams capable of delivering on business priorities.

You will be joining a high-performing and passionate team with a proven track record in delivering on the strategic priorities of the EPA and the NSW Government.

About you

You will ideally possess the following skills and experience:

Experience in applying economic concepts, principles and frameworks to form evidence-based conclusions and to support or inform the development of government policy and initiatives. 

Experience in policy and strategy development, such as research and analysis to identify and analyse policy issues, problems and opportunities and develop policy options, preparation of business cases, economic and financial analysis including cost-benefit analysis, and consultation, implementation, review and evaluation.

Effective communication skills that allow you to clearly convey technical and complex information and analysis in different ways (verbal, written and visual), appropriate to the audience and its purpose.

Ability to work in an agile manner and deliver within tight timeframes and with careful management of competing priorities.

Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Please review the Role Description, available on the I work for NSW website (link below) prior to preparing your application.

Job Title:  Senior Policy Officer, Economics

Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Class 9
Employment Type:  Ongoing full-time
Location: Parramatta

Applications close: 4th September 2022 – 11:55pm


For further information, including how to apply, please visit the I work for NSW website:



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