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Assistant Director, Executive Level 1, Injury and Causation Investigations Unit

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team?

The Injury and Causation Investigations Unit centralises the injury and causation analysis capability within the Commission for use in ongoing investigations and takes a lead role within the Commission in analysing market developments.

The position will involve undertaking injury and causation analysis on specific cases, conducting research and implementing improvements to the Commission’s injury and causation analysis.

 Our ideal candidate

To undertake this role you will be required to demonstrate that you have:

  • sound understanding of economic concepts, market structure and market behaviours, and ability to apply economic principles within the context of the anti-dumping system
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including the ability to explain economic concepts to a range of audiences 
  • well-developed capability to think critically, work collaboratively and resolve complex problems through effective information gathering and analysis
  • strong analytical and research skills, including the ability to quickly acquire and apply an understanding of Australia’s legislative and policy framework in relation to trade policy and the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing System, and develop knowledge of Australia’s international agreement obligations and role in the WTO
  • high level of proficiency in Excel, and be capable of working with large datasets
  • high standards of professional and personal integrity.

What you will do?

Specifically, this role requires you to:

  • provide case-specific injury and causation analysis and contribute to Commission reports, applying sound economic and market analysis principles, working collaboratively with the Commission’s Investigations Units, colleagues across the Commission, the Department, and with stakeholders in other agencies and in Australian industry
  • research economic and market conditions in Australian industries and identify and assess the range of factors potentially impacting on industry performance
  • contract manage external suppliers of economic advice to the Commission
  • take a lead role in implementing improvements to the Commission’s injury and causation analysis
  • appropriately handle a range of highly confidential trade, business and industry information and
  • build and maintain networks with government, industry and international stakeholders in line with the APS Values and Code of Conduct and relevant departmental policies.

    The Injury and Causation Investigations Unit works collaboratively with the Commission’s Market Intelligence Unit. The role may involve some market intelligence work, including:

  • gathering and analysing information on market developments and trading behaviours (domestically and internationally) to inform investigations
  • monitoring trade flows and identifying potential non-compliance and circumvention of measures
  • building the evidence base on government subsidisation, trade restrictions and trade remedies in other jurisdictions to inform investigations and inquiries
  • producing reports on market developments and trading behaviours, impacts on Australian Industry, and implications for the administration of the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing System


Tertiary qualifications in economics or related field is mandatory, as well as extensive experience in economics and/or market research, and quantitative/statistical analysis.

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) #LI-TW1

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Gilon Smith on 03- 8539 2505 or

Learn more about the department

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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