23 Sep

Senior Investigator Aps Enforcement Qnt Brisbane Jobs Vacancy in Australian Competition Consumer Commission Accc Brisbane

Australian Competition Consumer Commission Accc Brisbane urgently required following position for Senior Investigator Aps Enforcement Qnt Brisbane. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Senior Investigator Aps Enforcement Qnt Brisbane Jobs Vacancy in Australian Competition Consumer Commission Accc Brisbane Jobs Details:

  • Salary from $83,541 to $93,635 (plus 15.4% superannuation)
  • Contact Officer: Elizabeth Jennings (07) 3835 4651


The Enforcement Division

The Enforcement Division bears primary responsibility for the ACCC’s investigation and enforcement activities. The Division’s activities directly support the ACCC’s role in promoting competitive and informed markets and fair trading practices, and contribute directly to protecting customers.

The preferred location for this role is Brisbane given team management and supervision responsibilities. However, people from all ACCC locations are welcome to apply.

The Role and Duties

As a Senior Investigator, you will be responsible for the conduct of more complex investigations into possible contraventions of the Act. You will add value through your analytical, technical skills and interpersonal skills, as well as drive and initiative.

The key deliverables of the role include:

Knowledge of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)

  • A strong understanding of, and an ability to apply, all consumer protection and restrictive trade practices provisions of the CCA.
  • A strong understanding of, and an ability to apply, the economic and legal principles relevant to assessing and resolving alleged contraventions of the CCA.
  • A strong understanding of the core legal principles and investigative criteria relevant to investigating contraventions of the CCA.

Technical skills

  • Draft accurate, concise and effective external correspondence (including to complainants, traders under investigation and other sources of information) that is suitable for the intended audience.
  • Obtain relevant information and intelligence from complainants and other sources by way of telephone calls, meetings, interviews and research, and in turn, draft file notes and complex witness statements.
  • Analyse information gathered, make sound determinations about the probity of the information, the further information required, and potential sources of further information.
  • Identify logical next steps and the most suitable resolution for investigations and persuasively communicate the reasons for decisions and recommendations.
  • Prepare investigation and project plans and ensure that they are adhered to, including that specific deadlines are met for tasks assigned to you and others (where appropriate).
  • Keep accurate, thorough and functional records, including capturing documents in information management systems and updating investigation management systems and reports in a timely manner.
  • Devise and prepare accurate, concise and persuasive papers, reports, minutes, briefs, media releases, Ministerials, and speeches (including material for consideration and use by the Executive, Commission, Enforcement Committee and Strategic Communications, such as EC and Commission papers, Senate Estimates and Executive briefs, and Courts and Tribunal Reports).
  • Prepare and deliver internal and external presentations that are clear and use suitable language for the audience, demonstrate an ability to respond effectively to questions and persuasively present a position or recommendation. These presentations will include presenting papers and oral updates at EC and Commission meetings, and presentations to external audiences.
  • Draft accurate and effective s155(1)(a), (b) and (c) notices and substantiation notices, including preparation of the accompanying ‘reason to believe’ or supporting minute, and complete organisational and administrative tasks related to s155(1)(a), (b) and (c) notices and substantiation notices such as identifying issues, topics and questions for the 155 examination, and preparing scripts, and compiling briefs for the presiding officer and others.
  • Complete complex organisational and administrative tasks related to Search Warrants. Assist with obtaining and organising Search Warrants and participate in the execution of Search Warrants.
  • Request assistance and advice from CCLU/CCEU and prepare briefs for external lawyers. Liaise with and convey instructions to external lawyers.
  • Review cost estimates for legal services, and obtain and monitor expenditure on legal resources by preparing minutes requesting legal funding, reviewing invoices for consistency with the estimate and completing the administrative processes necessary to arrange payment.
  • Review court documents (such as pleadings, agreed statements of fact and submissions) and identify and correct factual or other inaccuracies in those documents.
  • Display in-depth knowledge of the ACCC’s non-litigious tools for resolving matters (including s 87B undertakings, infringement notices and public warning notices) and the circumstances in which it is suitable to use these tools. Draft notices and s87B undertakings that are in the correct form, accord with ACCC policies and are enforceable. Complete administrative tasks associated with the issuing of notices and s87B undertakings.
  • Assist in the supervision and development of staff as required, including by supervising a graduate and by delegating work to, and reviewing work prepared by more junior staff.
  • Contribute to training of staff, including by presenting at training courses such as Basic Investigation Skills.
  • Where required, ensure external stakeholder networks are managed effectively.

Performance measures

  • Feedback from supervisors, managers, Commissioners, the Executive and stakeholders regarding accuracy and quality of work.
  • Amount of direction and revision required.
  • Extent to which timely outcomes have been achieved that meet timeframes set by supervisor, and which align with the EC Docket and Enforcement Division’s KPIs.
  • Extent to which investigation outcomes have been achieved that are appropriate, and which align with ACCC priorities.

How to apply

When applying you will be asked to upload your resume and submit a statement of claims that is no more than 800 words.

When preparing your statement of claims, please take into consideration the role and duties, and detail instances from your past that demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

For more information on working with the ACCC/AER and to apply online please visit www.accc.gov.au/employment.

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