Senior Analyst - Department of Treasury, WA

  • Senior Analyst 00009941
  • Level 7, $116,725 - $125,033 pa, PSGOGA plus superannuation          
  • A 14 month fixed term contract/secondment opportunity with possibility of extension

Make a contribution that counts, become a Treasury Senior Analyst in our Economic and Revenue Forecasting Division!

About Treasury

Treasury seeks to achieve value for money outcomes for the people of Western Australia through our inspired people, expert analysis and independent advice. The Department consists of the Treasury business and the Public Utilities Office (PUO).

The Treasury business provides economic and financial management and advice to Government. This includes the formulation, implementation and monitoring throughout the year of the State Budget; economic and revenue forecasting; revenue policy advice; advice and analysis on financial arrangements with the Commonwealth; advice on infrastructure policy and planning; advice on the State’s financial management framework; and management of the Public Ledger.

The PUO provides quality advice on energy policy issues, including effective and efficient regulatory frameworks; security and reliability of supply; technology trends; consumer protection; and affordability.

About the Role

This position is in our Economic and Revenue Forecasting Division and is critical for the business as the Senior Analyst prepares and coordinates advice on the economic and revenue context that informs Government decision making. This role requires you to develop, co-ordinate and deliver evidence based analysis, advice and forecasts. As part of this, you will anticipate issues and liaise with stakeholders to inform your judgement. The role also requires you to mentor others.

The successful applicant will apply their skills to monitoring economic conditions, to forecasting economic and revenue aggregates for the annual budget and mid‑year review processes, and to providing advice to the Treasury Executive and Government.  

This recruitment process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may arise.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for self-starters who are resilient, proactive and display a strong work ethic. You must also have strong conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to anticipate, analyse and manage economic and revenue issues and be able to evaluate both quantitative and qualitative data and information. The successful applicant will be a strong team player, but also able to work with a minimum of direction, identifying and advising on decision points and improvement opportunities.

Applicants should have a background in economics, econometrics and/or experience in economic forecasting.

You will also need to align with Treasury values of innovative thinking, committed people and working together as well as demonstrate Treasury’s capabilities of:

  • Shapes and Manages Strategy
  • Achieves Results
  • Builds Productive Relationships
  • Displays Personal Drive and Integrity
  • Communicates and Influences Effectively

Treasury supports and values diversity and aims to build a workforce that is representative of the community we live in. We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to do the following:

  • Go to (http://www.jobs.wa.gov.au/) and click "Apply for Job" button. Remember to click the "Submit" button at the end of your application. Please ensure you refer to the Applicant Information Pack and Role Statement for more information.
  • Attach a comprehensive CV (in PDF format) and a full academic transcript(s) if available;
  • Provide a brief covering letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your suitability and competitiveness in relation to the following:

o          Shapes and Manages Strategy;

o          Achieves Results; and

o          Displays Personal Drive and Integrity.

o          Relevant qualification in Economics or Econometrics and/or equivalent experience in economic forecasting

  • Ensure you provide the names of two referees who can comment effectively on your skills, abilities, depth of experience and work performance. It is preferred that your referees are either current or recent supervisors rather than peers or subordinates. Where required, the panel will request your referees to return their completed report within one week of your interview, therefore it is important to keep your referees informed during the process.

For applicants that are shortlisted, all other capabilities will be assessed at a later stage in the process.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. If you are having problems lodging your application online, please contact recruitment@treasury.wa.gov.au or (08) 6551 2403.

For further information:

For further information about this position, please contact Mr David Christmas, Director, Economic and Revenue and Forecasting on 6551 2553 or by email at david.christmas@treasury.wa.gov.au (not to be contacted for assistance with lodging your application).

Click here to apply - Closing date: Monday, 26 March 2018 at 9.00 pm (WST)


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