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Analysts/Senior Analysts – various Divisions

  • Parliamentary Service Level 5/6
  • Full-time on-going
  • Parliament House, Canberra
  • $77,712-$85,251 (PSL5) / $89,311-$100,329 per annum + attractive employer superannuation

About the Parliamentary Budget Office

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) supports the Parliament by providing independent, authoritative and non-partisan analysis of budgetary issues and the fiscal cost of policy proposals.  In light of the current fiscal situation, the PBO is in a unique position to support the Parliament and general public at this critical time through analysis that is timely and relevant. 

The PBO’s role comprises three main elements, which are to:

  • enable fiscal impacts to be considered during policy development by providing policy costing and budget analysis services to all parliamentarians
  • improve public understanding of budget and fiscal policy issues by conducting and publishing research in these areas
  • enhance transparency around election commitments by preparing a post-election report on the budget impacts of the election commitments of parliamentary parties.

About the roles

The PBO is seeking analysts with an aptitude for policy analysis to work in various branches of the PBO.  As an analyst, you will use your skills and experience in economic, financial, budget or statistical analysis to (depending on the branch you are allocated to) assist in the preparation of costings of revenue and expenditure proposals; assist with researching and preparing analyses of the budget and fiscal policy settings; and contribute to the PBO’s program of research. 

The primary focus of Revenue Analysis Branch and Program Analysis Branch is preparing estimates of the costs of policy proposals for parliamentarians; the primary focus of Fiscal Policy Analysis Division is conducting quantitative analysis and publishing research papers on budget and fiscal policy matters.

Duties

The duties of the position vary across the operational areas.  Duties in all operational areas involve quantitative analysis of the budget.

The main duties in Revenue Analysis Branch and Program Analysis Branch include:

  • assisting in undertaking costings of revenue and expenditure proposals and drafting related explanatory material
  • analysing large datasets utilising tools such as Excel or other statistical or programming packages
  • assisting in building and/or adapting models and frameworks to analyse the budget
  • contributing to the preparation of PBO reports, including analysing budget and economic data to provide insights into budget and fiscal policy settings
  • providing technical expertise and assisting in implementing the PBO’s annual work plan

The main duties in Fiscal Policy Analysis Division include:

  • being an analyst in a small team to prepare several PBO research reports each year, including running, updating and contributing to the development of models and frameworks to analyse the budget
  • applying strong written communication skills to the drafting of published reports that are accessible to a wide audience
  • analysing large datasets utilising tools such as Excel or other statistical or programming packages
  • working across the PBO and with other organisations to obtain data, test the findings of our research and enhance our understanding of the budget
  • providing technical expertise and assisting in implementing the PBO’s annual work plan.

 

Contact officer: Liyi Pan (02) 6277 9536 or Liyi.Pan@pbo.gov.au

For further information and how to apply, go to the PBO’s recruitment page at https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Employment/Parliamentary_Budget_Office

Applications close Sunday 18 April at 11:30pm AEST

 

 


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