Advisor (VPSG5)

Job posted: 04/06/2021
Applications close: 20/06/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 31 March 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50940055BACKFILL

Reference: VG/50940055BACKFILL

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The successful candidate will support the provision of high-level advice, strategic policy and project support to the FFRG Deputy Secretary to ensure high-quality outcomes and advice aligned to government, DELWP and FFR Group priorities and policies.

The Advisor supports the provision of high-level advice, strategic policy and project support for the Deputy Secretary, Forest, Fire and Regions in delivering departmental and ministerial priorities and commitments. This role reports to, and will provide support to, the Manager - Adviser and Executive Services as a key liaison point for the Forest, Fire and Regions executive leadership teams. The role will have a key advisory role to the Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary.

To fulfil this role, you will have a sound understanding of public administration and public policy development as well as a detailed understanding of government processes. You will have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective strategic relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

As a member of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, you will be highly organised, with a well-developed, systematic and logical approach to problem solving and the ability to sustain a high level of drive and commitment, integrity and resilience and the capacity to build trust through consistent values, actions and communication.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An understanding of the processes and levers that apply to government is essential.
  • Qualifications in a relevant discipline would be desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 31 March 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 20 June 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Advisor (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until 31 March 2022

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Nicola Wheeler | 0439 611 717

Advisor (VPSG5)