Senior Economist

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/023316
Closing Date: 02-May-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Economist PD - 13 April 2017.DOCX (Word, 118KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Melissa Webb
03 8392 8738

Position Details


  • $90,890 - $109,969 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Economist forms a part of the Transport Analysis and Assessment Branch in Policy and Reform Division within Transport Group.

The Transport group works with the Minister for Public Transport and the Minister for Roads and Ports, and a range of agencies including Public Transport Victoria and VicRoads, to develop transport policies which support our state’s growth. The group’s divisions cover a range of areas including transport planning, ports and freight, emergency preparedness, major project development and transport property.

The purpose of this position is to provide support in the appraisal of strategic transport investments, and provide support with demand forecasting and strategic planning for DEDJTR and the transport portfolio.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division.

To be successful in this role you will have good understanding of transport and urban economics, and ability to assess the feasibility of potential investments.

For a confidential discussion, please call Melissa Webb, General Manager, Strategy and Policy Integration on 03 8392 8738.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 2 May 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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