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Resources, Energy and Tourism Vacancy N.N. 10557824
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism Closing date: Thursday, 19 January 2012
Job Title: Chief Economist - Tourism Research Australia
Division: Tourism
Branch: Tourism Research Australia
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: ZS747

Job Description


The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, is seeking to appoint a Chief Economist to lead the operation of Tourism Research Australia (TRA) and provide strategic economic research, advice and analysis.

TRA is responsible for data collection and forecasting relating to national and international tourist activity, visitor satisfaction, and regional profiles, and provides a range of analytical reports on tourism, including the annual State of the Industry report.

The role of the Chief Economist will be to provide leadership for professionally independent economic and statistical analysis, improving the quality and quantity of output necessary to address difficult policy issues facing Australia’s tourism industry today and into the future. This position will report to the Head of Tourism Division and also work with the Departmental Secretary.

The successful candidate will be an applied senior economist with professional standing and strong communication skills as well as the ability to lead and further develop a team. An understanding of the workings of the Australian and State governments and various institutions within Australia will be highly valued. The candidate may come from government, academia, industry or multinational organisation.

The successful candidate will need to have the requisite masters, doctorate or post-doctorate qualifications complemented by extensive applied research experience.



This role was previously advertised on 4 August 2011, reference 11/047_TRA. Candidates who applied for this role previously, need not reapply.

About Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism 

The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) provides advice and policy support to the Australian Government regarding Australia's resources, energy and tourism sectors. The Department develops and delivers policies to increase Australia's international competitiveness, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development. Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for engagement. Employment in the department is dependent on gaining a valid security clearance. Loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment. Information on all vacancies, including where to lodge your application, is available from the department's website at then visit 'Working with Us'

To Apply

Position Contact: Anna McPhee, (02) 9006 3530
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Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS01 - 05 Jan 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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