Treasury’s Corporate and International Tax Division (CITD) is looking for Assistant Directors, Senior Policy Analysts and Policy Analysts (at Executive Level 1, APS Level 6 and APS Level 5) with an interest in tax treaties, international tax, and treaty negotiation to join its Tax Treaties Branch. This is a unique opportunity to play a leading role in negotiating tax treaties and promoting foreign investment into Australia.
In the Tax Treaties Branch of CITD, you will:
- negotiate Australia’s tax treaties with other jurisdictions, with opportunities for more experienced analysts to lead on aspects of the negotiations;
- provide advice to Government on tax treaty issues;
- contribute to the development of Australia’s international tax policy, including by analysing tax treaty practice and international tax policy issues;
- collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to support tax treaty negotiations and facilitate their effective implementation.
What will be expected of you?
To be successful as an Assistant Director (Executive Level 1) you will demonstrate:
an ability to support your Director by leading a workstream and providing direction and setting work for others that aligns with the strategic objectives of your unit, as well as working collaboratively within and across your team.
strong communication skills (written and oral) to convey information clearly and ensure that views have been understood.
an ability to contribute to the effective management of the unit, branch and division by raising important issues in a constructive manner and seeking guidance and advice when required, and promoting collaboration.
an ability to undertake and oversee analysis and draw conclusions, recognising links between interconnected issues.
To be successful as a Senior Policy Analyst (APS6 level) or Policy Analyst (APS5 level) you will demonstrate:
- an ability to link the tasks you work on to the strategic objectives of your unit, and to deliver to agreed timeframes.
- effective communication skills (written and oral) to present messages in a clear and concise manner while seeking to understand your audience and tailor your style and message accordingly.
- an ability to build and maintain positive relationships, working collaboratively and respectfully at all times.
- proactive management of your professional development, seeking out opportunities to continue building capability.
Desirable Qualifications / Experience
Applicants must have qualifications in a relevant field, including law, economics, finance, business, accounting, or public policy.
In addition, applicants should have demonstrated experience either in:
- a relevant field such as economics, law, accounting, taxation (including international tax, corporate tax, tax system issues), with an interest in public policy; or
- public policy development, with an interest in the tax system.
Experience in treaty negotiation and providing advice (including on tax treaty issues) would be advantageous.
The ability to work effectively under pressure, in tight timeframes, and to a high quality is essential.
A demonstrated capacity to build strong relationships (internal, external and cross-government) is desired.