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The Strategic Policy Branch is the central policy hub within the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, advising key Ministers and the Department’s Senior Executive Board on whole-of-Department Policy priorities. The Branch brings an informed, evidence based and integrated portfolio view to policy considerations across the Department.
The Strategic Policy Branch function has three arms – the Strategy Unit which identifies key priority policies across the Infrastructure portfolio and brings a strategic lens to the development of policy; the Economic Policy Unit which undertakes economic analysis to determine first-best policy for key portfolio issues; and the Policy Project Unit which develops comprehensive real-world policy solutions for current Portfolio policy problems.
We are seeking strong economic policy analysts who want to be involved in cities, infrastructure and transport development policy advice within the Australian Government.
You will be developing policy advice end-to-end. This begins with consideration of the economic framework that underpins the policy area, followed by a marshalling of the evidence, including analysing and presenting relevant data. You will also consult and learn from experts in the particular policy area where you are responsible for analysing portfolio impacts (such as cities, infrastructure, transport etc), as well as tapping into the latest research, international experience and expert reports in the field. Finally, based on the theory and the evidence you will present policy issues and solutions using graphics, charts and other visuals.
The role provides an opportunity to engage the following skills:
What else can we offer?
The job opportunity offers a robust overview of the breadth of work of the Department.
As the central strategic policy unit for the Department, the Branch works with central policy agencies on significant national issues.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking strong economic policy advisers to work on strategic policy advice related to infrastructure, transport, cities and regional development. The Branch provides analysis and policy advice on a broad range of strategic issues such as population, infrastructure construction, cities and water management.
The following core capabilities are key to both the role:
Employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999 including:
How to apply
Applications for this opportunity close on 11.59pm AEDT, Wednesday 5 February 2020.
In applying for this position, you are not required to address individual selection criteria. Rather, you should provide a statement of no more than one page outlining your background, capabilities and experiences, and how these align with the advertised role. You should also provide a CV, to a maximum of two pages. The capabilities and behaviours required to be successful for this role are identified in the ‘Who are we looking for’ section.
Your application should be received through the department’s online recruitment system.
If you experience any issues with the system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6274 6161 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an alternative way to submit your application.
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