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Jobs

Vacancies

All Queensland Treasury and Trade vacancies are advertised on the Queensland Government's
Smart Jobs and Careers website.

Queensland Treasury and Trade is made up of the following divisions:

  • Fiscal Group
  • Economics Group
  • Projects Queensland
  • Office of State Revenue
  • Corporate Group.

With a diverse portfolio of services, Queensland Treasury and Trade boasts a wide range of professions. Details of the professions below are intended to provide a general overview of the responsibilities and are by no means an exhaustive list of the roles offered in Queensland Treasury and Trade.

We also offer roles in administration, human resources and employee relations, marketing and communications, project management, audit and risk management, asset and facilities management and document and records management.

Professions

Policy

Policy officers are responsible for conducting research, analysing policy issues and preparing and presenting findings and recommendations; preparing and compiling submissions and briefing materials; working with representatives across government; and providing information relevant to policy and legislative issues.

Policy roles are offered through a number of groups throughout Queensland Treasury and Trade.

Economics

The responsibilities of an economist could include providing advice on the current and future performance of the Queensland economy; producing economic statistics; undertaking economic research; and undertaking quantitative microeconomic policy analysis including economic modelling.

Treasury analysts / commercial analysts monitor the financial and non-financial performance of government agencies; provide advice on financial, economic and public policy issues; identify potential financial and economic risks; devise effective risk management strategies; participate in inter-agency project teams; and implement financial management and financial reporting reforms.

A person undertaking a role in economics would generally need to have completed a wide range of qualitative and quantitative economic subjects, either in their tertiary degree or at the postgraduate level.

Fiscal Group and Economics Group both offer careers in economics.

Statistics

A statistician's role could include data dissemination; clarifying clients' needs and providing customised solutions; cleansing and preparing data for analysis; summarising data and reporting to various clients including the Government, its agencies, the business sector and private individuals. Statisticians also maintain databases, and are involved in whole-of-Government coordination and networks; population and planning methodologies and advice; and mathematical statistics and forecasting. A statistician may also be responsible for questionnaire development, data collection and editing, data modelling, data analysis and reporting.

Statisticians need to have a passion for working with data. A person undertaking a statistician role would need to have completed a number of quantitative / statistics subjects as part of their qualification. Previous experience in undertaking research assistance / analysis as well as using statistics software is also an advantage.

Economics Group offers careers in statistics.

Accounting / finance

An accountant may be responsible for assisting in the development and review of departmental financial policies; providing advice in relation to financial accounting and financial reporting; operational financial accounting such as journal preparation; and contributing to whole-of-Government financial management and reporting policies.

Treasury analysts / commercial analysts monitor the financial and non-financial performance of government agencies; provide advice on financial, economic and public policy issues; identify potential financial and economic risks; devise effective risk management strategies; participate in inter-agency project teams; and implement financial management and financial reporting reforms.

A number of groups within Queensland Treasury and Trade offer careers in accounting and finance.

Law

A legal officer undertakes legal research and provides advice to clients, monitors legislative changes and provides advice regarding the impact of the legislation on Treasury.

A policy officer within the Office of State Revenue is responsible for liaising with the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel in relation to revenue law, particularly existing revenue law and the introduction of new revenue law.

A number of groups within Queensland Treasury and Trade offer careers in law.

Information technology

Within the Office of State Revenue (OSR), IT officers perform system enhancements and corrections to achieve effective technical solutions; identify, analyse and resolve problems and incidents, and prevent their recurrence; and undertake functional analysis of the system to take 'as-is' solutions and provide 'to-be' solutions based on the organisational need.

These IT roles within OSR are suitable for people with knowledge and skills in the development, configuration and customisation of systems, particularly SAP solutions and technologies.

Corporate Group also offers roles in IT, including the management and maintenance of core IT operating infrastructure; maintenance of collaborative technologies; developing business specific IT applications; developing information strategy, information policy and disaster / recovery business continuity plans; and providing PC support.

Investigations

Investigations officer careers are offered in the Investigations Division of the Office of State Revenue. Investigation officers conduct audits and investigations in compliance with State revenue laws; potentially identify risks to revenue and make recommendations for the treatment of risks; and identify tax payers who are not complying with the legislation administered by the Office of State Revenue.

Roles in investigations are suitable for people with backgrounds of auditing / investigations, accounting, law, police and experience in interpreting and applying legislation, with an ability to analyse and apply judgement.

Insurance

The Insurance Commission is responsible for providing insurance expertise to the Government, specifically in the management of the State's insurable assets and liabilities, together with the ongoing management of the Motor Accident Insurance Scheme.

Some of the roles offered in the Insurance Commission include claims officers, policy and business analysts.

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Guidelines for applicants

The Guidelines for applicants provides information on applying for a job in Treasury and Trade. The guidelines include information about the department, how to apply, the selection process and employment conditions.

When applying for a job in Queensland Treasury and Trade it is a requirement that the guidelines be read in conjunction with the role description for the vacancy.

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Last reviewed 15 April 2014