Economist / Policy Analyst (VPSG4) (VPS4)

Job posted: 08/09/2021
Applications close: 23/09/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing & Fixed Term

Organisation: Department of Treasury and Finance

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DTF/ECO/1561837

Reference: VG/DTF/ECO/1561837

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

DTF serves government by providing leadership in economic, financial and resource management. We support government to generate employment, improve Victorians’ living standards, and deliver essential services.

At DTF, you’ll be part of a highly respected and professional organisation that allows you to apply your knowledge while offering flexible working options and opportunities for professional growth.

As an equal opportunity employer, DTF values employee diversity and we’re committed to building a more inclusive workforce. We welcome applicants of any age, gender identity, parental/carer status, ability, religion, or cultural background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

  • Multiple Opportunities available across the Economic division
  • Ongoing, Fixed Term 12 months & Fixed Term until 08/08/2022
  • Seeking Economists and Policy Analysts to join our team.

About us

The Economic division within the Department of Treasury and Finance provides leadership in policy development, economic and financial advice from a central agency perspective. We support the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Regulatory Reform and the Cabinet process to generate employment, improve Victorians' living standards, and deliver essential services.

The Division is comprised of 3 core groups, the Economic Policy group, Service Delivery and Reform group and the Revenue group, which provide analysis and advice across of breadth of priority issues. We work in the heart of State Government in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work.

For further information regarding our division and teams please refer to the Economic Team Overview attached to the job advertisement.

About the role

Working within one of our three groups, as an Economist or Policy Analyst, you will:

  • analyse qualitative and quantitative data sets and provide advice on economic and policy issues for senior management and government
  • conduct research on complex economic, financial and public policy issues
  • deliver briefings that are timely and accurate
  • communicate and influence a range of internal and external stakeholders building and maintaining strong relationships.

We will be holding a Live Seminar at 9:30am on Tuesday 14 September, via EventBrite, to discuss the available positions and application process. Please use the following link to join the seminar. Should you be unable to attend the seminar, please email Y Le on y.x.le@dtf.vic.gov.au to obtain a copy of the recording.


About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • the ability to prepare high quality briefings and advice conveying complex issues persuasively and effectively
  • demonstrated ability to interpret and synthesise information to solve problems
  • experience working within a team to collaborate and support others to achieve common goals
  • experience in using economic frameworks and principles, and/or experience in policy development would be advantageous.

Qualifications in economics, public policy, econometrics, commerce, statistics, or law or a related field are an advantage, but not essential.

How to apply

To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to these roles. You do not need to submit a cover letter nor address the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

During the application process, you will be asked a number of short questions asking to you about your motivations for applying for the position as well as which areas of the division you are interested in working.

If you require a copy of this ad in an accessible format, please emailcareers@dtf.vic.gov.au

Applications for this position close Thursday 23 September.

Economist / Policy Analyst (VPSG4) (VPS4)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing & Fixed Term

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Y Le on (03) 7005 9557 | y.x.le@dtf.vic.gov.au

Economist / Policy Analyst (VPSG4) (VPS4)