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Role Description

Analyst
Cluster

The Treasury

Agency

NSW Treasury

Location

Sydney CBD

Classification/Grade/Band

Grade 7/8

Kind of Employment

Ongoing

ANZSCO Code

TBC

PCAT Code

TBC

Date of Approval

05 December 2014

Agency Website

www.treasury.nsw.gov.au

Agency overview
Visit the NSW Treasury website for details - www.treasury.nsw.gov.au

Primary purpose of the role


Provide policy advice to support Treasurys capacity to influence the national and state reform agenda to
improve the welfare of NSW citizens. Undertake analysis of economic policies; the development and
application of NSW Government guidance and economic frameworks to assess government initiatives and
regulation; and identifying and advocating economic policy reform options to internal and external
stakeholders.

Key accountabilities

Support the provision high quality economic and financial analysis and advice to the Treasurer,
Treasury Executive and other agencies on a wide range of economic and financial policies.
Advise on economic and financial policy and reform issues or prepare policy advice and conduct data
analysis in areas for which the Branch has a lead or coordinating role.
Contribute to the review and analysis of regulatory and economic impacts of policy proposals and
whole-of-government policy consistency.
Develop and maintain effective working relations primarily within Treasury and with other NSW
agencies; and as required, with State government officers in other jurisdictions and other stakeholders.
Assist in projects and/or processes including scoping, planning, resourcing, stakeholder consultation
and key milestone reporting.

Key challenges

Meeting critical deadlines and undertaking consultation with internal and external stakeholders.
Developing and maintaining subject knowledge across a number of areas relevant to economic policy
and the national reform agenda, including keeping abreast of new developments and new approaches,
and evaluating their potential application in NSW.

Key relationships
Who

Why

Internal
Manager / Director

Consult, escalate issues, keep informed, advise and receive


instructions.

Stakeholders

Develop and maintain effective relationships

Consult on matter of economic and fiscal policy

Collaborate on cross-agency projects

Influence policy across agency

Represent Treasury on interdepartmental and other committees as


required.

Develop and maintain effective relationships to enable liaison,


consultation, engagement, and exchange of information in aid of
economic and fiscal policy.

External
Agencies, Interagency working
groups

Role dimensions
Decision making

Determines their own day-to-day work priorities within approved work plans.
Collaborates across different Treasury branches and various NSW agencies to support achieve agreed
Treasury objectives and performance criteria, within approved work plans.

Reporting line
Manager / Director.

Direct reports
Not applicable.

Budget/Expenditure
Not applicable.

Essential requirements

Capacity to provide sound economic/fiscal/policy advice.


Understanding or capacity to develop an understanding of public sector financial management
practices, policies and governing legislation.

Capabilities for the role


The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework applies to all NSW public sector employees. The Capability
Framework is available at www.psc.nsw.gov.au/capabilityframework

Capability summary
Below is the full list of capabilities and the level required for this role. The capabilities in bold are the focus
capabilities for this role. Refer to the next section for further information about the focus capabilities.
Role Description Advisor

NSW Public Sector Capability Framework


Capability Group

Capability Name

Level

Display Resilience and Courage

Adept

Act with Integrity

Adept

Manage Self

Adept

Value Diversity

Intermediate

Communicate Effectively

Adept

Commit to Customer Service

Adept

Work Collaboratively

Intermediate

Influence and Negotiate

Intermediate

Deliver Results

Adept

Plan and Prioritise

Intermediate

Think and Solve Problems

Intermediate

Demonstrate Accountability

Adept

Finance

Adept

Technology

Intermediate

Procurement and Contract Management

Foundational

Project Management

Intermediate

Focus capabilities
The focus capabilities for the role are the capabilities in which occupants must demonstrate immediate
competence. The behavioural indicators provide examples of the types of behaviours that would be expected
at that level and should be reviewed in conjunction with the roles key accountabilities.
NSW Public Sector Capability Framework
Group and Capability

Level

Personal Attributes

Adept

Act with Integrity

Personal Attributes
Manage Self

Role Description Advisor

Adept

Behavioural Indicators
Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and
professional way and encourage others to do so
Demonstrate professionalism to support a culture of
integrity within the team/unit
Set an example for others to follow and identify and explain
ethical issues
Ensure that others understand the legislation and policy
framework within which they operate
Act to prevent and report misconduct, illegal and
inappropriate behaviour
Look for and take advantage of opportunities to learn new
skills and develop strengths
Show commitment to achieving challenging goals
Examine and reflect on own performance
Seek and respond positively to constructive feedback and
guidance

NSW Public Sector Capability Framework


Group and Capability

Level

Relationships

Intermediate

Work Collaboratively

Results

Adept

Think and Solve Problems

Results

Adept

Demonstrate Accountability

Business Enablers
Finance

Role Description Advisor

Adept

Behavioural Indicators
Demonstrate a high level of personal motivation
Build a supportive and co-operative team environment
Share information and learning across teams
Acknowledge outcomes which were achieved by effective
collaboration
Engage other teams/units to share information and solve
issues and problems jointly
Support others in challenging situations
Research and analyse information, identify
interrelationships and make recommendations based on
relevant evidence
Anticipate, identify and address issues and potential
problems and select the most effective solutions from a
range of option
Participate in and contribute to team/unit initiatives to
resolve common issues or barriers to effectiveness
Identify and share business process improvements to
enhance effectiveness
Assess work outcomes and identify and share learnings to
inform future actions
Ensure that actions of self and others are focused on
achieving organisational outcomes
Exercise delegations responsibly
Understand and apply high standards of financial probity
with public monies and other resources
Identify and implement safe work practices, taking a
systematic risk management approach to ensure health
and safety of self and others
Conduct and report on quality control audits
Identify risks to successful achievement of goals, and take
appropriate steps to mitigate those risks
Understand core financial terminology, policies and
processes, and display a knowledge of relevant recurrent
and capital financial measures
Understand impacts of funding allocations on business
planning and budgets, including value for money, choice
between direct provision and purchase of services, and
financial implications of decisions
Understand and apply financial audit, reporting and
compliance obligations
Identify discrepancies or variances in financial and budget
reports, and take corrective action where appropriate
Seek specialist advice and support where required
Make decisions and prepare business cases paying due
regard to financial considerations