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.

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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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/D01642
Closing Date: 27-May-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $159,124
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Commercial Role - VPS 6 - 6 May 2019.docx (Word, 45KB)

Contact: Sharon Oxlade
03 9651 5388

Position Details

DTF is looking to fill multiple positions at a VPS 6 level as a Senior Analyst/Senior Economist/Senior Commercial Analyst.

Social Policy Group provides advice on health, human services, housing and housing affordability, outcomes-based funding and demand forecasting.

In addition to providing advice to Government on key reform policy issues, the Social Policy Group is responsible for implementing the Government's:

  • Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative (formerly the Social Impact Bond Pilot);
  • Government's pilot program for Social Impact Bonds;
  • The HomesVic shared equity pilot; and
  • The $1 billion Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund and the Building the Financial Capacity of Housing Associations (including $1.1 billion of low-cost finance), with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Key accountabilities

  • Work both independently and as part of a team to advise on salient aspects of complex issues relating to social policy, including formulation of practical policy options;
  • Develop, lead and carry out quantitative analysis, 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;
  • Provide influential financial and commercial analysis;
  • Collaborate on whole of government projects; and
  • Participate in planning and decision-making in the Group.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Please refer to the attached position description


Experience and qualifications

  • Experience in financial management and analysis, including balance sheet management and evaluating investment and divestment opportunities, forecasting and performance monitoring.
  • Experience applying financial risk management principles, including in commercial projects, within a financial institution, consultancy or in government.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, economics or commerce.

Other relevant information

Successful applicants will be employed pursuant to the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016 and DTF's relevant policies.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

Appointments may be subject to a probation period of three months.

Appointments may be subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. Please contact the recruiting manager to confirm if this is required for this role.


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How to apply

You can apply online at Here you will also find more information about jobs and working for government.

Your application should include a cover letter and resume outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to the advertised role.

Applicants are not required to submit a separate statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria.

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