Principal Policy Advisor

Job posted: 02/07/2024
Applications close: 16/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / For 9 Months

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50963517/

Reference: VG/50963517/

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Ever wondered how we can use our precious natural resources more efficiently and safety, so waste is avoided, there is more recycling, and we reduce emissions? If so, now is the time to make a difference.

There are exciting opportunities to join a vibrant team in the Climate Action and Circular Economy Division and be at the forefront in shaping circular economy policy and regulatory frameworks.

You will work within a flexible and supportive team to develop high quality, proactive policy advice and draft regulatory reforms to drive Victoria's circular economy.

We are looking for team players with strong critical thinking and stakeholder engagement skills, who can confidently prepare and present policy advice, assess regulatory options and initiate and build effective working relationships with stakeholders including other state government agencies, other jurisdictions and industry.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex projects and policy advice is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in public sector administration, management, and processes at a senior level, including provision of strategic advice to government and supporting timely government decision making is desirable.
  • Experience undertaking engagement with stakeholders across government, industry and the community on complex policy issues is desirable.
  • A well-developed understanding of Victorian Government policy processes is desirable.
  • Tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant area are desirable.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 9 Months. The work location for this position is 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 16 July 2024.

If you are interested in other opportunities within the Climate Action and Circular Economy Branch, check out the below other available opportunities:

  • 50963522 VPSG6 Manager Circular Economy Policy
  • 50963516 VPSG6 Manager Circular Economy Frameworks
  • 50963523 VPSG5 Senior Policy Advisor
  • 50963518 & 50963519 VPSG5 Senior Policy Advisor
  • 50963520 & 50963521 VPSG4 Policy Advisor
  • 50963524 VPSG4 Policy Advisor

Other relevant information:

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 and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.



Principal Policy Advisor

Job type:

Full time / For 9 Months

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Geoffrey Golden | 03 8508 0906 OR geoffrey.golden@deeca.vic.gov.au

Principal Policy Advisor