Senior Policy Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 18/02/2021
Applications close: 05/03/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 Months

Organisation: Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: VG/1514245

Reference: VG/1514245

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Senior Policy Officer

The Senior Policy Officer has a strong interest in information privacy, information management, government transparency and accountability, policy, technology, and law. The Policy team has a number of functions, including developing resources and guidance for regulated organisations, consulting with organisations on government initiatives and providing advice, reviewing draft legislation and program proposals, preparing submissions to consultations and inquiries, and assisting with stakeholder engagement activities. The Senior Policy Officer works across each of the team's functions and gains experience in a variety of areas.

The Senior Policy Officer works directly with the Assistant Commissioner – Policy and other members of the team to promote an understanding of the Information Privacy Principles under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) and shape the Victorian public sector's approach to public access to information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act). The position will also be required to work with other teams across OVIC from time to time.

This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, research experience, strong analytical skills, and legal analysis skills. A relevant tertiary qualification is required, ideally in technology, policy or law.

To be successful in this role applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team and manage their time effectively.

The role's key accountabilities will vary from time to time dependent on the team's workload and the needs of the Victorian public sector.

How to apply:

Applications should include a resume and covering letter.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Applications close 05 March 2021.

Other relevant information:

For further information regarding the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC), please visit our website at www.ovic.vic.gov.au.

For any additional enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411.

OVIC values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such OVIC offers Reasonable Adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check and may be subject to security checks.

OVIC is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. The recruitment process and all matters relating to it are treated in the strictest confidence. Personal information received during the recruitment process will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.


Senior Policy Officer  (VPSG4)

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Full time / 12 Months

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Clifford Bertram | (03) 8684 1655 / clifford.bertram@ovic.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer  (VPSG4)