Behavioural Insights Specialist (VPSG4)

Job posted: 13/02/2024
Applications close: 27/02/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2025

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/VG/1775639

Reference: VG/VG/1775639

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

DPC is seeking a motivated Behavioural Insights Specialist who is excited by the prospect of using behavioural science to improve public sector outcomes. The role is responsible for the delivery of behavioural insights projects and policy advice to support the strategic priorities of government.

DPC's Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) is situated within the Office of the Secretary where it focuses on supporting evidence-based policy and innovation by enabling integration of Behavioural Insights research and data-driven insights into policy and service design.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • Experience applying behavioural insights to public policy or service challenges and / or knowledge and expertise in behavioural sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to identify processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal
  • Verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills with capacity to plan and conduct analysis
  • Excellent time management skills

Please note that a qualification in Behavioural or Social Sciences, Economics, Psychology or Statistics would be highly regarded.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DPC employees be fully vaccinated.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Behavioural Insights Specialist (VPSG4)

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Full time / Until 30 June 2025

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Georgia Conduit, Manager Behavioural Insights Unit | 0413 095 214

Behavioural Insights Specialist (VPSG4)