Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights (VPSG4)

Job posted: 08/02/2024
Applications close: 22/02/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DPC/FPSR/1777075

Reference: VG/DPC/FPSR/1777075

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for a talented and passionate individual to join the new Advancing Traditional Owner Rights Branch as Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights to contribute to the ground-breaking work in the areas of truth, treaty, self-determination and cultural rights.

The responsibilities of the Advancing Traditional Owner Rights branch include leading redress and self-determination policy development, ensuring alignment between the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) and future Interim Treaty offers as well as undertaking shadow policy work on whole of Victorian Government programs and reforms impacting Traditional Owners.

As Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights, you will contribute to advice to the Minister for Treaty and First Peoples, the Premier, the Secretary and the Senior Executive Group on policy matters related to Traditional Owner rights and interests. You will also undertake and contribute to shadow policy analysis and engagement on Victorian Government programs and reforms impacting Traditional Owners to ensure Traditional Owner rights and interests are fully understood and considered.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated policy and coordination skills to support the development of policies and programs within the Treaty and First Peoples' portfolio
  • Written communication skills including the ability to prepare briefs, correspondence, submissions and reports
  • Developed interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with the ability to meet deadlines while working in pressured situations
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds and organisations

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.

Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights (VPSG4)

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Trang Dang, Director | 0477 246 264

Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights (VPSG4)