Assistant Director Regulatory Team

$114,928 - $123,710 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 29 Jul, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Power, Water, Sewerage, and Sanitation

Job Description

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $114,928 - $123,710 plus superannuation
Position No: 10830
Directorate: Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 July 2022
Contact Officer: Lachlan Phillips on or (02) 6207 0952

Details: Are you attracted to the chance to contribute to the wellbeing of our community? Are you interested in leading projects on a diverse range of complex issues in a collaborative and supportive work environment?

The ACT’s economic regulator—the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC)—is seeking an experienced and motivated person to join its regulatory team. The immediate priority is assisting with our largest project, a price investigation into water and sewerage services.

You will: lead projects requiring high-level research and quantitative analysis; develop advice for the commission and the ACT Government on economic regulation and competition issues; draft high-quality, evidence-based reports and briefing papers; and work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

We are a small agency with a diverse workload: setting retail water and electricity prices, developing advice to the ACT Government on a range of industry competition and consumer issues, and monitoring and reporting on the performance of licensed utilities. We have a collaborative and supportive culture that values diversity of skills, ideas and experiences, and provides interesting and challenging work that develops our team members’ knowledge and expertise.

Eligibility/Other requirements: You will have strong economic and quantitative skills and experience in applying these skills in government or the private sector. You have experience in managing consultations with internal and external stakeholders and in leading small project teams. And you can communicate complex technical ideas in ways that meet the needs of diverse stakeholders, both in writing and verbally. A degree in economics, finance or related discipline is highly desirable. Practical understanding of the water industry, regulatory frameworks and how government works will be an advantage.

Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months and/or permanency. The position is based in Canberra, but we may consider a remote working arrangement.

How to Apply: Submit a pitch of no more than two pages that explains why you are interested in the opportunity and how you meet the selection criteria, and your curriculum vitae with details of two referees.

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This is a temporary position available immediately for six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

11 Aug, 2022