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Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.


Primary objective

Manage the provision of high quality economic advice, analysis and policy development and effectively manage the staff and resources of the Economic Policy unit.


Key duties and responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive high level advice on economic and commercial policy issues relevant to the Territory. Undertake detailed analysis of complex economic policy issues.
  • Manage the preparation of high quality written material on complex economic and commercial issues affecting the Territory.
  • Manage the preparation of economic and commercial assessments of major development projects affecting the Territory.
  • Build and maintain constructive and collaborative working relationships within the Territory Government, and with external stakeholders.
  • Manage the physical and financial resources of the Economic Policy unit. Provide leadership and direction for staff, and ensure business planning and regular staff performance agreements are undertaken.
  • Represent Treasury and the Territory on interdepartmental and intergovernmental committees considering economic policy issues.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring within DTF and, as part of the Senior Management Group, assist to deliver agency outcomes.


Selection criteria


  • Significant experience in economic and commercial analysis and policy formulation with the ability to advise the Deputy Under Treasurer and Under Treasurer on complex issues.
  • Extensive conceptual and analytical skills, and knowledge of contemporary developments and issues in economic and commercial policy.
  • Oral and written communication skills of a high order.
  • Well developed management, leadership, team building and professional development skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships, and influence and motivate individuals and organisations to achieve better outcomes within Treasury and externally.
  • Demonstrated capacity to cope with significant workload, meet critical deadlines and achieve outcomes.
  • An ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures.


  • Tertiary qualifications in economics or related discipline.


Contact – Samantha Byrne, Assistant Under Treasurer on 08 8999 7487 or [email protected]


Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Applications close 22nd June, 2021 Apply Online

Senior Director Economic Policy

Department of Treasury and Finance

From $ 237,573
Work Type
Full Time - Fixed Term