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Director, State Revenue Policy

Organisation/Entity: The Treasury
Job Category:
  • Senior Executive
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: req2210
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Attractive remuneration package offered
Contact: Ken Boots - 02 9228 5294
Contact Email: ken.boots@treasury.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date: 17/02/2020 - 09:59 AM
Targeted / Identified:


Director – State Revenue Policy

  • Join a World Class Organisation
  • Make a Difference to the People of NSW
  • Leverage your Leadership Skills

As a senior leader, you will be responsible for leading the future of the State’s Economic Revenue.

Why NSW Treasury

NSW Treasury helps guide the State’s growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW. We do this by managing the State’s finances and assets to make sure the community is gaining the most value from them and supporting reforms to maintain a strong and competitive economy. Our work includes boosting trade, investment and tourism, developing industry, supporting job growth, improving service delivery to the community and increasing living standards. We are purposeful and outcomes-focused.

NSW is made up of a diverse community with different needs. It is crucial for us to understand and involve the voices of these communities that we serve, design and create policies for. We believe a diverse workplace, where the best people for the job collaborate towards great outcomes, is a world-class workplace. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for people who can bring diverse perspectives that reflect NSW communities to ensure we are effective in the work we do.

Look at the NSW Treasury website: https://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/about-treasury/about-nsw-treasury

Also, see why you should work for NSW at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/why-work-for-nsw

About the Team

State Revenue Policy Branch provides advice to the Treasury on reform of the State’s taxes to improve the wellbeing of the people of NSW. State taxes include stamp duties, payroll tax, land tax, gambling taxes, vehicle taxes, mining royalties and insurance taxes. The Branch assesses the economic and fiscal impacts of potential changes to these taxes, and other State revenue sources, to inform the Government’s fiscal strategies. The team is regularly called on to provide information to the Treasurer about the operation of individual taxes and liaises closely with Revenue NSW. The Branch frequently works closely with Revenue Forecasting and Analysis Branch, to support revenue forecasting and costing of policy proposals, and with the Federal Financial Relations Branch to work on national revenue policy proposals. The Branch frequently manages the preparation of Budget and other revenue legislation.

The Branch currently has 8 full-time staff reporting to the Director, with a focus on economic and policy skills. At times of important reform initiatives, additional staff has been brought into the Branch with a focus on implementation and liaison skills.

The Role

As the Director of State Revenue Policy, you will lead and oversee the provision of expert advice to the Treasurer and Treasury Executive on State tax policy, and revenue policy more generally. You are responsible for the costing and economic analysis of potential tax policy proposals, and their implementation through legislation where relevant.

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to grow with us in building a world class Treasury! You will be rewarded with a generous executive remuneration package in addition to working in a flexible working environment located in, Sydney CBD.

here for the Role Description which provides details relating to the “essential requirements” of the role.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You are a respected and trusted advisor. Provide timely expert advice and analysis on current and prospective developments in state and national tax policy, for the Treasurer, Treasury Executive and other stakeholders.
  • You are a strategic thinker. Direct and oversee costings and analyses of alternative tax policies to inform the Treasurer regarding their potential fiscal and economic impacts.
  • You are a subject matter expert. Plan and lead research to advance NSW Treasury understanding of issues in tax policy and administration, including impacts on efficiency, equity, and fiscal sustainability.
  • You have an eye for detail. Direct and oversee the preparation of regular correspondence for the Treasurer regarding State taxes.
  • You possess technical acumen. You remain cool and calm working to tight timelines to manage the preparation of Budget legislation.
  • You are an effective collaborator. Develop and leverage relationships with key stakeholders including Revenue NSW, the Commonwealth Treasury, and other State Treasuries.
  • You are a strong leader. Direct and supervise reporting staff, determine operational priorities, monitoring and reviewing performance and providing leadership and guidance to ensure staff have the knowledge, skills and support to achieve Branch objectives and maintain a focus on delivering quality outcomes


Our Commitment to Diversity

At NSW Treasury, we are committed to building a respectful workplace, appointing the best person for the role, and supporting diversity across all areas. We are on a journey to become more inclusive.

We have a Diversity and Inclusion Council that works to ensure we are increasing representation of women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability in our workplace. We are currently finalising our first Reconciliation Action Plan. And we’ve consulted with Senior Aboriginal Leaders and executives to better understand their perspectives on culturally-appropriate recruitment procedures and HR polices for Aboriginal people.

We know this is just the start of our journey, but we are determined to see it through.

How to Apply!

To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and provide confirmation of academic qualifications prior to commencement.

Please submit your application for the role via https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au (req2210)

Your application should include:

  • A covering letter of no more than 2 pages which explains your alignment with the essential requirements as seen on the role description.
  • An up-to-date resume that details your knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the role. 

Please ensure you read the role description thoroughly before applying

Should you require additional information, please contact in confidence: Ken Boots on 9228 5294 or ken.boots@treasury.nsw.gov.au

Applications close: 9:59am Monday, 17 February 2020