Research and Policy Analyst
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 04 October 2019

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $84,257 - $96,430
Position No: 31373
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 September 2019
Contact Officer: Anita Dolstra on anita.dolstra@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 7092

Details: Do you have great writing, data and critical analysis skills? Then bring your sought-after skill set and put it to good use in a supportive and interdisciplinary-minded team environment! If you haven’t worked in government before but think you have what it takes, then please call the contact officer to find out more or submit an application.
What will you do? You will work as part of the Skills Canberra Analytics and Policy Services team, supporting the team’s Director and Assistant Director and liaising across functions within Skills Canberra. As a research and policy analyst you will be involved in providing timely research and statistical analysis of the ACT Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and Labour market. In addition, you will consult and liaise with industry, training organisations, national bodies, other government agencies and the community in relation to gathering and reporting VET information and data.
What you require? You will have highly developed research, analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, with the ability to apply these skills to crafting well-reasoned recommendations about policy issues. You will bring your skills in setting priorities and monitoring workflow, together with your aptitude for developing efficient work practices, to assisting Skills Canberra meet a range of deliverables and timelines. Your excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to tailor research findings to a range of audiences will set you apart from the rest. About Skills Canberra Skills Canberra is responsible for the provision of strategic advice and overall management of VET and Adult Community Education (ACE). Skills Canberra also manages Commonwealth and ACT funding directed to VET and ACE programs in the ACT. Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Note: This is a temporary position available from 1 November 2019 until 30 June 2020 with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: Please review the attached Position Description and submit the following documents:
  • Your current curriculum vitae with contact details for at least two referees
  • A supporting statement, of no more than 1800 words, providing evidence of your suitability for the role. Include examples that clearly demonstrate your relevant Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural capabilities.
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