Senior Policy and Engagement Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/091336

Reference: VG/091336

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Senior Policy Officer

  • $102,637 - $124,183 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 12 months 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

Interested in shaping responses to climate change for the agriculture sector across Victoria? We have a position that will support the Victorian Government to engage with the Victorian agriculture sector on high priority climate policy initiatives.

You will be responsible for conducting and advising on strategic policy issues and engagement approaches, including research and analysis of issues and stakeholder interests and opportunities to support successful delivery of the government's agriculture and climate change commitments. You will understand the composition and priorities of Victoria's agricultural industries, build positive working relationships across external and internal stakeholders and contribute to a culture of excellence, responsiveness and flexibility in the team.  We're looking for someone who can develop strategies to engage, consult and build support among key stakeholders for policy, program delivery and technical objectives.

You will have demonstrated experience working with or in the agriculture sector and an appreciation of key climate change related issues for the sector. You will have strong analytical skills and significant experience researching and developing policy advice in complex environments. Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills are a must, along with the interpersonal skills to liaise with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division.

Are you:

Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?

Looking for a challenge, variety and flexibility?

Enthusiastic and self-motivated?


The position of Senior Policy Officer forms a part of the Agriculture Policy branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

Agriculture Policydesigns and delivers evidence-based policy and programs, and provides advice to support agriculture industries grow, adapt to risks and respond to new opportunities.

For a confidential discussion, please call Belinda Hansen, Policy Manager, Climate Change on 0490 857 249.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 29 September 2021.

Senior Policy and Engagement Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

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Belinda Hansen | 0490 857 249

Senior Policy and Engagement Officer (VPSG5)