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Chief Economist

Job Title: Chief Economist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Industry:
Reference: 203945
Contact Name: Fiona Cochran
Job Published: October 24, 2019 13:30

Job Description

As the Queensland Government’s principal economic, financial and commercial advisor, Queensland Treasury leads the long-term strategy for the Queensland economy. It partners with departments to develop key government policy and monitor performance against outcomes, manage the State’s financial resources and commercial risks, and analyse the performance of the Queensland economy. Queensland Treasury works to improve the performance of government enterprises and government-regulated markets to make them more competitive, progressive and sustainable. Queensland Treasury has a contemporary, new operating model that is focused on a strong economic strategy, robust fiscal management, a clear commercial agenda and effective partnerships with agencies to shape policy that supports the medium and longer term economic strategy, and is drawn from integrated and enriched data analytics.

As a leader in the Queensland Government you will display outstanding judgement, high-level integrity, ethics and probity, strong agility to adapt to a constantly changing environment, a strong achievement orientation, and excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  
You will have:

  • Demonstrated a successful career as an economist or chief economist in a similar state or federal organisation, with technical skills and knowledge second to none
  • Significant expertise and knowledge in:
    • effectively leading policy development, economic modelling and forecasting
    • providing robust and influential economic policy advice
  • A strong ability to:
    • provide strategic leadership of a large and complex division undergoing significant change
    • collaborate with senior leaders across agencies and influence to ensure an economic lens is brought to policy making and decisions across all of government
    • be innovative and identify creative solutions
  • High-level political acumen and an ability to build strong, strategic relationships and respect with senior members of government
  • A strong strategic vision for the Economics and Policy division and Treasury, aligned with the Government’s priorities
  • A record of success as a leader in a large and complex organisation with outstanding leadership ability and a demonstrated capacity to collaborate and share resources to meet broader agency and client needs
  • A strong background in navigating and managing highly complex stakeholder relationships
  • Significant experience across the public, private and/or not for profit sectors with a strong background in strategy and policy implementation, service delivery and client service
  • A proven track record as an agent of change in challenging environments, in fostering a confident and capable workforce and in driving a culture of collaboration and participation.

Queensland Treasury is committed to achieving and supporting a diverse, safe and supportive work force. 


Before selecting 'Apply'  click the below to download the Application Pack:

For further information on all available roles:  www.ontalent.com.au/queensland-treasury


Confidential enquiries can be made to Fiona Cochran or Dawn Peppin on 07 3305 5800. 

Applications close at 11.59pm AEST 10 November 2019.

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