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Department of Finance
Position Level: 
APS Level 5;APS Level 6
$77,095 to $103,517
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 motivated people to work at the APS 5 and APS 6 levels who are eager to strengthen their professional skills and influence the Australian Government’s decision-making through the provision of high quality policy analysis and advice.

The delivery of the Federal Budget requires a diversity of people and skills: you should be interested in assisting with the development of public policy, value quality in your work, be looking to expand your skills-set and experience and enjoy working in a fast-paced, high profile environment.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • the ability to proactively gather and analyse information to produce high quality advice;
  • problem-solving abilities based on a questioning mind and an ability to think laterally;
  • flexibility and willingness to apply themselves to tasks and successfully manage competing deadlines;
  • an ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment to achieve high-quality shared outcomes; and
  • effective communication and stakeholder management skills.

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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