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40-2024 - APS5-APS6 Analysts & EL1 Assistant Directors, Small and Family Business Division

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ACT, NSW, VIC, WA, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Policy/Public Policy, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1

The Treasury is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated applicants across multiple roles in the Small and Family Business Division to help develop an internationally competitive and productive environment for small businesses.

If you are a team player, have an interest in working on key government priorities, implementing important regulatory reforms and small business programs, building an evidence base for change and providing advice on a broad range of small business policy issues, then we want to hear from you!

Position Duties: 

  • Work within a diverse team to deliver research and analysis, and strategic policy advice in relation to matters affecting small businesses; 
  • Design and implement small business programs, including developing legislation; 
  • Build positive, collaborative working relationships with, and be responsive to the needs of, a broad range of stakeholders, including across governments, portfolio regulators, industry peak bodies, corporate entities and small businesses; 
  • Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, and capacity to solve problems and work effectively with others, with a strong desire to contribute to the work and culture of the division; and
  • Prepare high quality reports, briefings, submissions, and correspondence. 

Applicants are encouraged to review the Integrated Leadership System (ILS) profiles: EL1 Profile, APS6 Profile, or APS5 Profile to determine their suitability across each classification level, and nominate the classification(s) they would like to be considered for within the application form.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience 

  • You will have relevant career experience or transferable skills and demonstrate ability to support and engage with the future direction of the Small and Family Business Division.
  • Tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant field, including, but not limited to, economics, law, business, finance, public policy, regulatory policy or operations, project management, political science and/or mathematics are desirable but not essential.


About Small and Family Business Division

The Small and Family Business Division provides expert policy advice to government and designs and delivers a range of programs and regulatory functions to support the growth of small and family businesses. We also work with other Australian Government agencies, the States and Territories and participate in international fora to influence and shape policy, regulation and support measures that affect Australian small business.  We do this to support the building of a sustainable and productive sector, recognising the value of small businesses to the economy and the vital contribution they make to Australia’s prosperity, economic resilience, wellbeing and community.  

The Division comprises two Branches:

- The Small Business Policy Branch develops the Government’s broader strategic policy framework for facilitating the growth and resilience of small businesses; provides policy advice across a broad range of small business issues including franchising, digital, cyber security, mental health, and financial counselling; oversees wellbeing support programs; and engages in international fora, such as the OECD and APEC. 

- The Payment Performance Branch provides policy advice on the payment practices and trends of large business, government business enterprises and government agencies impacting their small business suppliers. The branch also delivers initiatives to improve payment times for small businesses, as well as supporting the Payment Times Reporting Regulator in the administration of the Payment Times Reporting Scheme. 

Applications close at 11.30pm on Sunday, 19 May 2024.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Kylie Bourke on 02 6263 4332 or

Please refer to the attached Position Description for more information about the roles.

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