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Assistant Director - Anti-Dumping Commission

  • Branch: Economic and Strategic Services
  • Section: Injury and Causation Investigations
  • Classification: Executive Level 1
  • Job typle: Ongoing full time
  • Salary: $102,566 - $108,925
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Job Ref: 494251

A division of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission) is responsible for administering Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system. Specifically, the Commission undertakes complex investigations (and related operational activities) into claims of dumping and subsidisation made by an Australian industry applicant. The investigations include examination of the alleged dumping and subsidies, the injury suffered by the Australian industry concerned, and the causal link between the dumping or subsidy and the injury found.

The Injury and Causation Investigations Unit centralises the injury and causation analysis capability within the Commission for use in ongoing investigations and takes a lead role within the Commission in analysing market developments.

The position will involve undertaking injury and causation analysis on specific cases, conducting research and implementing improvements to the Commission’s injury and causation analysis.

Specifically, this role requires you to:

  • provide case-specific injury and causation analysis and contribute to Commission reports, applying sound economic and market analysis principles, working collaboratively with the Commission’s Investigations Units, colleagues across the Commission, the Department, and with stakeholders in other agencies and in Australian industry
  • research economic and market conditions in Australian industries and identify and assess the range of factors potentially impacting on industry performance
  • contract manage external suppliers of economic advice to the Commission
  • take a lead role in implementing improvements to the Commission’s injury and causation analysis
  • appropriately handle a range of highly confidential trade, business and industry information and
  • build and maintain networks with government, industry and international stakeholders in line with the APS Values and Code of Conduct and relevant departmental policies.

The Injury and Causation Investigations Unit works collaboratively with the Commission’s Market Intelligence Unit. The role may involve some market intelligence work, including:

  • gathering and analysing information on market developments and trading behaviours (domestically and internationally) to inform investigations
  • monitoring trade flows and identifying potential non-compliance and circumvention of measures
  • building the evidence base on government subsidisation, trade restrictions and trade remedies in other jurisdictions to inform investigations and inquiries
  • producing reports on market developments and trading behaviours, impacts on Australian Industry, and implications for the administration of the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing System.

Please refer to the department’s careers pages for further information about the key skills and other requirements of this position.


Tertiary qualifications in economics or related field is mandatory, as well as extensive experience in economics and/or market research, and quantitative/statistical analysis.

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Position Contact: Gilon Smith, (03) 8539 2505

Closing Date:16 July 2017

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