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Director, Tax Policy and Projects (SES1)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / Until 5 February 2027

Organisation: Department of Treasury and Finance

Salary: $216,376 - $279,238

Occupation: Economics

Reference: VG/1787005

Reference: VG/1787005

Occupation: Economics

Salary Range: $216,376 - $279,238

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

A part time, job-share opportunity working three days per week (ideally including Tuesday and Friday) with specific details to be confirmed with the preferred candidate. You will be responsible for leading a skilled team to provide analysis and advice to Government on all property-based state taxes such as land transfer duty, land tax, Fire Services Property Levy and Windfall gains tax.

About us

The Department of Treasury and Finance provides economic, financial and resource management advice to help the Victorian Government deliver its policies. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians. 

The group

The Revenue Group is responsible for leading policy analysis and providing expert advice to Victorian Government on the following issues:

  • Tax policy, including oversight of state taxes such as property, insurance, and payroll taxes, opportunities to improve the State's tax mix and performance of the tax system.
  • Gambling policy, including advice on economic, tax and legislative issues in relation to lotteries, gaming machines, casino and wagering.
  • Intergovernmental financial relations, particularly in relation to the distribution and design of Commonwealth funding to states and territories.
  • Revenue forecasting, including of Victoria's GST revenue and state own source tax revenues. 

About the role

Join us in a unique and fulfilling role as Director, Tax Policy and Projects.  This is a part time opportunity working three days per week (ideally including Tuesday and Friday) with specific details to be confirmed with the preferred candidate. You will be responsible for leading a skilled team to provide analysis and advice to Government on all property-based state taxes such as land transfer duty, land tax, Fire Services Property Levy and Windfall gains tax.

As one of two executives performing the role of director in a job share arrangement, you will work closely with the incumbent to undertake these responsibilities, providing continuity of executive support to team members, senior executives, customers and stakeholders.

This role also includes interaction with a range of other groups in DTF working in related areas such as housing, planning and infrastructure as well as other key agencies, including the State Revenue Office. 

About you

We are seeking applications from candidates with:

  • Demonstrated capacity in the application of economic, financial or public policy analysis to complex issues, and in the provision of public policy advice at a strategic level;
  • High level negotiation, influencing and communication skills (written and verbal) with a proven ability to engage strategically with senior stakeholders both inside and outside of government;
  • Demonstrated leadership, people management and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in close partnership with peers and senior executives to discharge shared responsibilities, and preparedness to undertake this role as part of a job share arrangement with the incumbent; and
  • Experience leading in a specialised and complex field, with an ability to quickly respond to emerging priorities and manage complex projects to delivery. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate preparedness to make this successful for all parties, including working through respective working days and coordination arrangements.

Experience and qualifications

Appropriate tertiary qualifications in economics, commerce, finance, public policy or a related discipline.

About our culture

We aim to be a model employer providing an inclusive workplace that is understanding and respectful of differences such as gender, identity, race, disability or age. In addition, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal pathways between education and employment. 

The Department strives to create an environment that supports a flexible and adaptive workforce. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements. 

How to apply

VPS employees and other JSE-eligible applicants are encouraged to apply on the Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board.

For more information about the position and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description. If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact Teresa Stewart at teresa.stewart@dtf.vic.gov.au or Miranda Forehan at Miranda.forehan@dtf.vic.gov.au. 

To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume and cover letter summarising your skills, relevant experience and availability for described job share working arrangement. Applications close at midnight, 29 May, 2024. If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please contact the Careers team.

Covid-19 Vaccination

DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). To support this DTF has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DTF employees be fully vaccinated.

Director, Tax Policy and Projects (SES1)

Job type:

Part time / Until 5 February 2027

Job classification:

SES1

Contact:

Teresa Stewart or Miranda Forehan | teresa.stewart@dtf.vic.gov.au

Director, Tax Policy and Projects (SES1)