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Policy Officer, Reviews and Inquiries

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/EMV549-JULY

Reference: VG/EMV549-JULY

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Ongoing VPS4 position
  • Provide strategic and authoritative policy advice
  • $92,322 - $104,762 plus superannuation

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking a Policy Officer to support the coordination and management of Emergency Management sector reviews and inquiries.

Emergency Management Victoria

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) leads emergency management in Victoria by working with government, agencies and business to strengthen their capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover from emergencies. EMV is a statutory entity and is part of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the Department). The Department, through the Secretary, employs EMV staff and provides corporate functions to EMV. EMV is led jointly by the Chief Executive (CE) and the Emergency Management Commissioner (EMC).

Strategy and Capability branch

The Emergency Management Strategy and Capability Branch coordinates and drives emergency management strategy, policy, legislative reform, governance, capability, and risk and preparedness priorities to delivery economic, social, environmental and public safety outcomes. The branch coordinates input and responses to reviews and inquiries into the emergency management sector; delivers capability development programs to build sector wide emergency management capability to ensure a skilled, trained, resilient and inclusive workforce, including volunteers, to meet current and future challenges; and provides the risk and preparedness function to support emergency management preparedness through comprehensive risk management, planning, assurance collaboration and co-ordination. It also enables evidence-based decision making and planning through the delivery of strategic programs focused on critical infrastructure and data.

About the Role

The Policy Officer supports the development of high-quality and timely strategic advice on complex issues, risks and trends relating to delivery and implementation of reviews and inquiries.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with the coordination and collation of input into EM sector reviews and inquiries processes and reporting, including but not limited to, parliamentary inquiries, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and reviews and inquiries by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM).
  • Proactively building and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supporting the development of strategic and authoritative legal policy advice to senior executives and government.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare high quality strategic advice and briefing on complex issues. 
  • Strong written communication and stakeholder management skills
  • A strong understanding of Victoria's emergency management arrangements.

Qualifications

  • A tertiary qualification or relevant experience is desirable.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant experience, suitability and motivations in applying for the role. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Policy Officer, Reviews and Inquiries

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG4

Contact:

John Stowell | 0474 759 280 or john.stowell@emv.vic.gov.au

Policy Officer, Reviews and Inquiries