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Department of Finance
Position Level: 
Executive Level 1;Executive Level 2
$109,791 to $157,807
Canberra ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
20 June 2021
To event remaining 6 days
Working at the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance (Finance) is a respected Central Agency of the Australian Government. Finance plays a pre-eminent role in assisting the Government across the breadth of policy areas represented by the Commonwealth to ensure its outcomes are met.

By joining Finance you will have an opportunity to shape and implement Government policies relevant to all Australians, gaining exposure to extensive networks and credible influencers who can help steer your career in countless directions.

Finance offers attractive salaries and employer superannuation, as well as a range of competitive benefits including programs and facilities to support staff to look after their health and wellbeing – such as the Employee Assistance Program, carers’ rooms, prayer and reflection room and a gym.

Key duties

Who we are looking for

We are looking for executive-level policy professionals interested in utilising their leadership skills in support of senior Ministers’ decision-making on Government strategy and expenditure. These opportunities are rewarding, high profile and challenging. You will influence the development of public policy and the future of Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. To deliver effectively, you will leverage your strong analytical and clear communication skills, as well as strong people management, resilience and leadership capabilities, expanding your career pathways and networks as a result.

Finance’s delivery for the Australian Government relies on professionals with diverse experience and skills in disciplines including political science, economics, accounting, commerce, law and many more.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • effective leadership skills and a commitment to constructively manage diverse teams to achieve high-quality shared outcomes;
  • the ability to collaborate and lead the development of influential strategic policy and financial advice to the Government;
  • excellent communication skills, with a capacity to test and refine policy implications with stakeholders and influence outcomes;
  • sound analytical capabilities and judgement on policy matters, with an ability to negotiate practical solutions to challenges while factoring in risks and the broader strategic context; and
  • drive and initiative to apply themselves to complex tasks and successfully manage competing deadlines, including when providing supervisory support to junior staff.

We are looking for people who will champion our inclusive, curious and empowered culture, are able to align to our Departmental priorities, who seize opportunities presented by change, and are able to identify and lead innovation and continuous improvement in the workplace.

Detailed Vacancy Information

For detailed information about these roles, including the specific capabilities, please refer to the downloadable Candidate Information Guide, which can be accessed by clicking the Apply Now button.


  • Under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, employees must be Australian citizens to be employed in the Australian Public Service (APS) unless the Agency Head has agreed otherwise, in writing.
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo the process to obtain and maintain, or continue to hold the required security clearance level for the role as indicated. All Finance staff are required to have a minimum baseline security clearance prior to commencement.
  • Additional eligibility and evidence requirements apply to candidates who nominate as an Affirmative Measures Indigenous Applicant. Requirements are outlined in the downloadable Candidate Information Guide by clicking Apply Now.
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.
For more information: 
Recruitment Team
(02) 6215 1717
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