Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/10/2020
Applications close: 29/10/2020 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $98,396 - $119,052

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/060803

Reference: VG/060803

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052

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 six ministers, spans 15 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

  • $98,396 - $119,052 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Policy Officer forms a part of the Industry Development and Participation Branch in the Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement Group.

Our group works to build trust-based relationships with Victorian businesses, from global enterprises to small businesses and start-ups, to achieve job outcomes that strengthen our economy. We do this by facilitating and enabling new investments, developing and attracting world class talent, supporting key industry capabilities, building on the state's reputation for innovation and advocating for a competitive and fair business environment that creates more jobs.

This team is responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of strategies and initiatives to support Victorian manufacturers grow, create more job opportunities, and become leaders in innovation. The sector team provides a key interface with industry stakeholders and other government agencies. 

Reporting to the Director Industry Participation key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Progress delivery of policy, strategy and initiatives related to sector development across manufacturing, transport and construction.
  • Undertake advanced policy research and analysis, including investigating and critically analysing issues and opportunities relating to industry development and economic recovery.
  • Initiate, maintain and manage the Department's relationship with critical internal and external stakeholders by working in close partnership with key government, industry and academic stakeholders and businesses, to support the Victorian Government's economic development agenda.
  • Conduct investigations and research to provide high level authoritative advice to senior executives, based on a detailed knowledge and understanding of industry trends and their impacts on Victoria's priority sectors and economic development.
  • Prepare specialist advice for Ministers and senior executives on Victoria's relationships with priority sectors and key strategic markets, and stakeholders.

This position has lead responsibility for developing industry strategies and policy and providing departmental and government coordination and responses specific to sectors across the economy.

For a confidential discussion, please call Linda Vaughan, Director Industry Participation on 0408 895 062.

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 October 2020.


Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

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Linda Vaughan | 0408 895 062

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)