Graduate Program - Department of Treasury WA

Department of Treasury,  2019 Graduate Program

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Level 3, $68,896 - $74,717 pa, PSGOGA plus superannuation

18 month fixed term contract opportunity with possibility of extension and/or permanency

Help us shape the economic, financial and energy policy for the community you live in – become a Treasury Graduate!

To apply you must be able to demonstrate:

  • A high level of academic achievement (must have a course weighted average, grade point average or equivalent of 70% and above);
  • Recent completion of tertiary qualification/s or completion by December 2018; and
  • Treasury’s values of innovative thinking, committed people and working together.

About Treasury

Treasury seeks to achieve value for money outcomes for the people of Western Australia through our inspired people, expert analysis and independent advice. The Department consists of the Treasury business and the Public Utilities Office (PUO).

The Treasury business provides economic and financial management and advice to Government.  This includes the formulation, implementation and monitoring throughout the year of the State Budget; economic and revenue forecasting; revenue policy advice; advice and analysis on financial arrangements with the Commonwealth; advice on infrastructure policy and planning; advice on the State’s financial management framework; and management of the Public Ledger.

The PUO provides quality advice on energy related policy issues, including effective and efficient regulatory frameworks; security and reliability of supply; technology trends; consumer protection; and affordability.

About the Role

The 2019 Graduate Program is a structured learning and development program run over an 18 month period, designed to enhance both technical and people skills.  There is opportunity for permanent appointment or extension after 12 months, subject to completion of a satisfactory performance assessment and Treasury’s ongoing work requirements.

The program also offers the following benefits:

  • opportunity to work with a central Government Agency and contribute to policy and Government decision making, actively contributing to the State’s economy, budget and community;
  • opportunity to rotate across different work areas over the 18 month program to gain diverse experience;
  • opportunity to access and influence a wide range of stakeholder networks both within Treasury and across the sector;
  • gain personal and professional development, whilst applying your expert technical skills in a highly skilled and supportive team environment;
  • convenient and central office location in Perth CBD; and
  • challenging and interesting work, dealing with a wide range of issues and agencies from across the sector.

This recruitment process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may arise.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for self-starters, who are solution focussed and can align with our values – Innovative Thinking, Committed People and Working Together.  We are also looking for Graduates who have recently completed their tertiary qualifications (or will complete by December 2018) with a high level of academic achievement (70% CWA or more).  It is preferred that applicants possess qualifications which are relevant to Treasury business including, economics, commerce, accounting, mathematics, statistics, or any social sciences.

You will need to be able to demonstrate Treasury's capabilities of:

  • Strategy and Analysis;
  • Achieves Results;
  • Builds Productive Relationships;
  • Displays Personal Drive and Integrity; and
  • Communicates and Influences Effectively.

This program is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.  Successful applicants will be required to commence in early 2019.

Treasury supports and values diversity and aims to build a workforce that is representative of the community in which we live. We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please read the Graduate Applicant Information Pack and Role requirements prior to applying.

Apply online (http://www.jobs.wa.gov.au/) by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. This will take you through a number of questions. Remember to click the "Submit" button at the end of your application. To apply, you will need to:

  • attach a comprehensive CV (in Word or PDF format);
  • attach a copy of your current or completed academic record showing your grades;
  • attach evidence of Australian Citizenship or Australian permanent residency; and
  • answer the questions in the online application form addressing how you demonstrate three of Treasury’s Essential Capability Requirements.

Applicants who have been shortlisted for interview will be required to provide the details of two referees who can comment effectively on their skills and abilities, depth of experience and work performance.  Where required, the panel will request your referees to return their completed report within one week of your interview, therefore it is important to keep your referees informed during the process.  It is preferred that your referees are either current or recent supervisors rather than peers or subordinates. If you do not have work related referees please provide the names of other relevant individuals such as university supervisors, sporting coaches, church leaders, volunteering supervisors or other individuals who can comment on your general skills and abilities.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted.

For further information:

For further information about this position, please contact Matthew Stubbs by email at matthew.stubbs@treasury.wa.gov.au (not to be contacted for assistance with lodging your application). If you require assistance with lodging your application please contact recruitment@treasury.wa.gov.au or (08) 6551 2403.

Closing date: Friday 4th May 2018 at 9.00 pm (WST)


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