Information Release Advisor (VPSG4)

Job posted: 04/08/2021
Applications close: 23/09/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Victorian Electoral Commission

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/285

Reference: VG/285

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • VPS Grade 4
  • Fixed-term, 12 month contract
  • Influence and contribute to a culture of best practice information release About the VEC At the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) we are not just about elections, we are about enabling all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy. The VEC conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our goal is to be change ready and responsive to legislative changes and community expectations in a dynamic and complex operating environment. Our vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process. The Information Release Advisor is in the Information and Knowledge Management team.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Manager, Information Protection, the Information Release Advisor will be a subject matter expert for the VEC on matters relating to the request for and release of VEC information.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing the end-to-end processing of requests to access electoral information under section 34 of the Electoral Act 2002 and section 253 of the Local Government Act 2020
  • Managing the end-to-end processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Developing, monitoring and maintaining the VEC's information release register
  • Contributing to the development of an information release policy, procedures, tools, resources and guidelines related to information release operations.

This role is an opportunity to apply your strong problem-solving and analytical skills to deliver the VEC's information release register.

This is a fixed-term, 12 month role.

What you'll bring to the role

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to refine complex messages into plain English and present detailed information to various audiences
  • well-developed stakeholder engagement skills, including working with internal and external stakeholders to drive business improvements
  • organisational skills to coordinate multiple projects, timeframes and prioritise required outcomes
  • experience in interpreting legislation and developing procedural and operational collateral

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our vision is for all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy.

We offer a supportive environment that encourages continuous leadership development and career growth as well as providing a diverse and inclusive environment where you will be comfortable in bringing your whole self to work.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive. For any queries, contact HRMailbox@vec.vic.gov.au

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • a current CV and
  • a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4.as listed in the position description.

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 23 September 2021.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply. As a ‘Child Safe' organisation the VEC is also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people. This commitment is taken seriously, and all employees are expected to be aware of and comply with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check.

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

Information Release Advisor (VPSG4)

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Full time / 12 months

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Anika Clynick, Manager Information Protection | (03) 9067 0278 or anika.clynick@vec.vic.gov.au

Information Release Advisor (VPSG4)