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107-2022 - EL1 Assistant Director, International Economics and Security Division, MEG

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Full-time and Part-time
ACT, Canberra
Economics/Econometrics, Policy/Public Policy, Executive Level 1

Exciting opportunities exist at the Assistant Director level for persons deeply interested in international economics and security issues to join the International Economics and Security Division (IESD) within Treasury.  IESD shapes policy at the intersection of economics and security to reflect Australia’s national interest in promoting domestic and international prosperity and security.

The Assistant Director positions will support Australia’s international engagement, either bilaterally, or through various international fora, such as the G20 or APEC, or international financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Working as part of a team, the assistant director will:

  • contribute to strategic policy leadership on Treasury’s value-add in the economic and national security discourse – working closely with senior Treasury officials and internal and external stakeholders to contribute and influence policy on economic prosperity.
  • support senior officials at international meetings, which may involve overnight meetings or international travel (with rest and recovery time, as well as time in lieu provided);
  • have excellent analytical ability;
  • have strong leadership skills and willingness to contribute to the Division’s broader leadership and culture;
  • have excellent people skills, including being a positive team player and developing and fostering networks and strong working relationships across government and internally;
  • have good communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to engage with high-level stakeholders including the Treasurer’s office, members of the Executive, numerous areas within Treasury and other government agencies; and
  • good organisation skills.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

  • Strong economic skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience in international fora

Candidates are required to have strong security awareness.  A current Negative Vetting 2 (NV2) security clearance is preferred, however applicants will also be considered on the basis the applicant agree to commence NV2 clearance immediately.

Academic qualifications in economics or studies in international relations, law and politics are desirable.


Employees of the Treasury are required to be Australian citizens and must hold a current security clearance or successfully complete a clearance prior to commencement. 

How to Apply

Please refer to the Position Description for further information about this opportunity and how to apply. 

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