Analyst/Economist and Senior Analyst/Senior Economist

DTF serves government by providing leadership in economic, financial and resource management. We influence outcomes that can have a real impact on people’s lives. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians. We value our people and motivate them to lead, influence, collaborate and innovate.

As an equal opportunity employer, DTF values employee diversity and we’re committed to building a more inclusive workforce.

We welcome applicants of any age, gender identity, parental/carer status, ability, religion, or cultural background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.
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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/D01300
Closing Date: 23-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Social Policy - Economist and Senior Economist - VPS4-6 Position Description.docx (Word, 43KB)


Contact: Sharon Oxlade
(03) 9651 5388

Position Details

DTF is looking to fill a multiple positions at the VPS 4, 5 and 6 level as an Analyst/Economist, Senior Analyst/Economist.

The Social Policy Group is responsible for undertaking research and providing advice in the areas of health, human services, insurance, housing and housing affordability, outcomes based funding and demand forecasting.

In this role, you will

  • Work both independently and as part of a team to advise on salient aspects of complex issues relating to social policy; 
  • Develop, lead and carry out quantitative research projects, especially related to government service delivery and infrastructure demand, to inform policy advice and development; 
  • Develop policy proposals and prepare high-quality briefing materials in a timely manner; 
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Collaborate on whole of government projects; 
  • Participate in planning and decision-making in the Group.

 

This role would suit a candidate who has:

  • Proven track record of using economic principles and a range of quantitative tools to formulate robust policy advice and innovative research outcomes; 
  • Strong quantitative skills and a range of experience in analyzing data for public policy  as well as the ability to use and develop economic models, including in the area of demand forecasting; 
  • Demonstrated ability for high level conceptual analysis, including an understanding of the limitations and indirect impacts arising from a given policy path 
  • Highly effective oral/written communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with team members and a range of stakeholders; 
  • Strong skills in negotiation and communication including presenting persuasive economic arguments to senior executives; 
  • Clear  understanding of the role and influence of State government in economic policy and a proven ability to consult strategically across a range of stakeholders; and 
  • Appropriate qualification in economics or a related field.

 

To discuss this role further, please contact Sharon Oxlade on 9651 5388.

Your application should include a professional cover letter and current resume outlining your skills, knowledge and capabilities relating to this opportunity.
Applications close on 23 February 2018.

As an equal opportunity employer, DTF values employee diversity and we're committed to building a more inclusive workforce.

We welcome applicants of any age, gender identity, parental/carer status, ability, religion, or cultural background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

All roles can be worked flexibly. If you'd like to discuss your options or you have a reasonable adjustment request, please contact the recruiting manager or our People and Culture team.

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