About Macroeconomic Group
The Macroeconomic Group promotes Australia’s current and future prosperity by advising Treasury ministers on all matters of macroeconomic importance. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, with different ways of working and thinking. We draw on their experience and build their skills in economic and policy analysis. Leading in technical expertise and specialist knowledge on issues that span the domestic and international economic policy agenda, we are responsive, influential and collegiate.
We are trusted advisers on the macroeconomic context for policy making. We support our colleagues across the department in advising decision makers on the macroeconomic opportunities and consequences of policy options. We represent Australia in the international arena. We contribute to debate across the department, government and the wider community.
About the Roles
Treasury is seeking macroeconomic Analysts (APS6) and Senior Analysts (EL1) to join our Macroeconomic Conditions Division (MECD), our Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy Division (MMPD) and our International Policy and Engagement Division (IPED).
MECD provides advice on economic conditions in Australia and internationally and produces the Government’s economic forecasts. The successful candidates will contribute to the Division’s analysis of the economic outlook and the production of economic forecasts. They must be able to assess and analyse information about the state of the economy and its prospects from a wider range of economic data, policy and other factors, and tailor their communication to suit different audiences.
MMPD provides analysis and advice on a range of macroeconomic issues, including fiscal policy, financial stability, monetary policy and productivity. It also models the macroeconomic implications of alternative policy options. MMPD maintains an overlapping generations model of the Australian economy as well as a detailed industry model.
IPED is responsible for ensuring Australia’s interests in international financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. It also leads Treasury’s work engaging in the international financial elements of the G20 and APEC. IPED also undertakes analysis of — and supports economic capacity building in — the Indo-Pacific region.
The successful candidates will bring an enthusiasm and aptitude for detailed economic analysis or using macroeconomic models with strong communication and engagement skills and the ability to work closely on projects with other parts of Treasury.
Analysts will have a range of responsibilities including:
• undertaking modelling and data analysis tasks with supervision from an EL2 manager or senior adviser;
• undertaking projects, conducting research and analysis and providing advice on matters relevant to either MECD, MMPD or IPED; and
• assisting in the preparation of reports, briefings to Treasury Ministers, submissions to Cabinet, speeches, interventions in international meetings, replies to parliamentary questions and other correspondence.
Senior Analysts will have to undertake more complex or sensitive tasks under broad direction. They will exercise a greater degree of independence and provide leadership to junior staff.
RecruitAbility is a scheme that aims to attract applicants with disability. Applicants who opt in to the scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the role are advanced to a further stage in the selection process. Merit remains the basis for engagement and promotion.
If you identify as a person with a disability, you can ‘opt in’ for RecruitAbility on the application form.
Further information on RecruitAbility is available on the Australian Public Service Commission’s website.