Assistant Director/Senior Policy Officer, Revenue and Concessions Policy
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 11 March 2021

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6/Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $87,715 - $118,832 plus superannuation
Position No: 34251
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 February 2021
Contact Officer: Nathan Brown on nathanl.brown@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 3531

Details: The Revenue and Concessions Policy Unit is responsible for revenue and concessions policy in the ACT. We also make a key contribution to policy development by providing analytical support, conducting research and briefing the Government on the economic aspects of a range of policy matters including affordable housing, land development and economic stimulus initiatives.

The main functions of the unit are to:

  • guide policy and lead the implementation of the ACT tax reform program.
  • develop policy and provide advice relating to other taxation, and revenue reform matters such as payroll and land tax, the Lease Variation Charge, housing affordability and road transport revenue reform.
  • develop policy and provide advice relating to ACT concessions, including measures to support households during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the additional temporary support provided through the ACT Utilities Concession.
  • work with other areas of the ACT Government on related matters; and
  • provide input to the ACT Budget.

We are seeking to build our capability to analyse the effectiveness of the ACT concessions system in supporting low income Canberrans and others in need of a helping hand and consider opportunities for improvement.

If you have strong knowledge and experience in developing or advising government on social or economic policy, and you want to make a meaningful positive impact on vulnerable members of our community, we want to hear from you.

In addition to this important work, you will also contribute to the team’s broader work program, including undertaking analysis and providing policy advice on tax reform, the ACT Government’s signature economic reform. You will also build your expertise in developing high quality written work including ministerial briefs and replies to correspondence from the community.

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.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Tertiary qualifications in economics or another discipline relevant to the position and/or strong relevant experience in economic or social policy are highly desirable.

Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for a period of up to 12 months with the possibility of permanency. This position will be filled at either the ASO6 or SOGC level, dependant on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. 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 2021. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: To apply for this role, please provide a written statement (no more than two pages) outlining your claims for the position in relation to the Professional, Technical and Behavioural Capabilities in the 'what you require' section of the Position Description. Please also provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees.

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This is a temporary position available immediately for a period of up to 12 months with the possibility of permanency.

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