Policy Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 14/09/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50931811

Reference: VG/50931811

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

A fantastic opportunity for a Policy Officer to contribute to the Victorian Air Quality Strategy team, aiming reduce air pollution.

The Victorian Government has committed to release a comprehensive Victorian Air Quality Strategy, providing policy and program priorities to reduce air pollution through to at least 2030. The Policy Officer – Air Quality in the Environment Protection Branch will work in a multi-disciplinary team to support this commitment being achieved.

Key priorities for this role include identifying air quality policy and program reforms for potential inclusion in the Strategy and related policy documents, stakeholder consultation and engagement, and coordinating the design of the final documentation.

To be successful in this position, you will be a self-motivated individual with strong conceptual and analytical skills, experience in policy research and analysis and skills in project delivery. You will also have proven time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and a flexible and responsive attitude to your work.

The role also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with stakeholders within the Department, across government, and with external stakeholders to inform inform air quality policy and achieve improved protection of human health and the environment.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) including post-graduate qualification(s) in science, engineering, law, economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management, business management or similar is desirable
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of air quality monitoring and/or management is desirable

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 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 Tuesday, 28 September 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.


Policy Officer (VPSG4)

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Michelle McHugh | 0429 701 801

Policy Officer (VPSG4)