About the Role
The Treasury is seeking applications to fill various positions as APS5 Policy Analysts.
As an APS 5 Policy Analyst you will contribute to shaping positive economic outcomes for all Australians. As a member of a team, you will anticipate and analyse policy issues with a whole-of-economy perspective, understand government and stakeholder circumstances, and respond to changing events and directions.
APS5 Policy Analysts have a range of responsibilities that may include, but are not limited to:
• undertaking projects, conducting research and analysis and providing advice on matters relevant to the work of a unit or project team;
• assisting in the preparation of a wide range of legislative materials, including drafting instructions, explanatory materials and a range of products to support the passage of legislation through parliament;
• assisting in the preparation of reports, briefings to Treasury Ministers, submissions to Cabinet, speeches, replies to parliamentary questions and other correspondence; and/or
• supporting and participating in consultation and stakeholder engagement processes.
Successful candidates will:
• support and engage with the future direction of Treasury;
• be responsive to stakeholder needs;
• be flexible and agile to meet immediate needs and future challenges;
• be team-orientated, have energy and determination to succeed;
• be able to make sound decisions and exercise judgment; and
• be open, accountable and of high integrity.
Desirable Qualifications / Experience
• Relevant tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant field, including, but not limited to, economics, law, business, finance, public policy, political science and/or mathematics; and
• At least 12-18 months’ relevant work experience is highly desirable.
Indigenous Initiatives at the Treasury
Treasury is focused on increasing Indigenous representation and engagement in recognition of the vital contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can make across economic, cultural and organisational domains. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to build Treasury's knowledge, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and ensure our work continues to represent the Australian population we serve.
Indigenous employment initiatives are part of our broader workplace inclusion and diversity program that is driven by our commitment to value, respect and embrace diversity. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is evident in actions we take to build Indigenous representation, understanding and engagement, including through:
• the appointment of a Deputy Secretary, Meghan Quinn, to the role of Indigenous Champion;
• Departmental recognition and celebration of Indigenous cultural events, such as National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week;
• participation in whole-of-government Indigenous recruitment programs, like the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP);
• through our work to develop and implement a new Reconciliation Action Plan
• participating in the Jawun secondment as a means to build Indigenous cultural capability in the Treasury; and
• encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants in all external recruitment, including through the use of Affirmative Measures recruitment.