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APS6A-2020 - APS Level 6, Policy Analyst – Affirmative Measures

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Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Accounting, Economics, Legal, Policy, Public Policy, Finance

About the Role

The Treasury is seeking applications to fill various positions as APS6 Policy Analysts.

As an APS 6 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.

APS 6 Policy Analysts will have a range of responsibilities that may include, but are not limited to:

            undertaking projects or programs, conducting research and analysis and providing advice on matters relevant to the work of a unit or project team;

            preparing reports, briefings to Treasury Ministers, submissions to Cabinet, speeches, replies to parliamentary questions and other correspondence;

            preparing a wide range of legislative materials, including drafting instructions, explanatory materials and a range of products to support the passage of legislation through parliament;

            leading and participating in consultation and stakeholder engagement processes;

            developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including anticipating their requirements and being responsive to their needs;

            leading and directing new or junior staff and setting clear expectations; and

            fostering and supporting broader goals and objectives of the Division, Group and Treasury.


Successful candidates will:


               support and engage with the future direction of the Treasury;

               anticipate and respond 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 three years’ 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.

  • the appointment of a Deputy Secretary, Meghan Quinn, to the role of Indigenous Champion;

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