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Senior Investigator, APS Level 6, Anti-Dumping Commission

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: APS Level 6

About the team

As part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission) is responsible for administering Australia’s trade remedies system.  Specifically, the Commission undertakes complex investigations into allegations of dumping and subsidisation made by Australian Industry against overseas exporters and governments.

These investigations require the Commission to work closely with Australian manufacturers and importers, as well as foreign exporters and governments.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of investigators operating in a technically challenging environment that requires adherence to tight legislative timeframes.

Our ideal candidate

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

  • Research and analytical skills, as well as an aptitude for working with numerical and financial data;
  • The ability to assess evidence and apply facts within a legal framework;
  • High standards of professional and personal integrity;
  • Communication skills of a high standard, including the ability to prepare complex reports; and
  • 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.

What you will do

As a senior investigator, you will contribute to investigations and associated operational activities that assess whether certain goods have been exported to Australia at dumped or subsidised prices and whether such dumping or subsidisation has caused material injury to an Australian industry. You will contribute to the analysis that forms the basis of the Commissioner’s findings and recommendations to the Minister. A key aspect of your role will be to engage with stakeholders and prepare reports that contain detailed research and complex analysis of financial and economic data.

Specifically, this role requires you to:

  • contribute to investigations, reviews, inquiries and other operational activities under Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system
  • develop and apply advanced Excel techniques to collect, analyse and manipulate data
  • undertake analysis of quantitative data, market behaviours and business information
  • contribute to briefs, correspondence, reports and advice for senior management and the Assistant Minister
  • support continuous business improvements to the Commission’s policies, processes and practices
  • participate in verification visits, to manufacturing and other companies, to verify the information they have provided to the Commission
  • appropriately handle a range of highly confidential trade, business and industry information and
  • operate in line with the APS Values and APS Code of Conduct and relevant departmental policies.


Tertiary qualification, or experience, in the fields of law, accounting, economics, commerce, engineering, international trade or commercial investigations.

To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


This recruitment process is being used to fill current ongoing APS Level 6 positions. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised. Non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (maximum 3 years).

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)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Catherine Gladman on 02 6102 9580 or via email at

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.

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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