Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 03/08/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50940510JULY

Reference: VG/50940510JULY

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Provide high-quality and authoritative strategic policy advice to deliver key projects and outcomes, including the preparation of government submissions, business cases and reports, responses to issues papers and implementation plans.

The Senior Policy Officer is part of the Fire and Emergency Management Policy branch, within the Policy and Planning division in DELWP's Forest, Fire and Regions group. The position is part of the Fire Legislative & Regulatory Policy unit, which provides advice and develops legislation, regulation and appropriate implementation tools, including the Bushfire Code of Practice and other key reforms in response to inquiries into the 2019-20 bushfires.

The Senior Policy Officer will work collaboratively across the division, with key partners within and externally to DELWP, to meet priority objectives. The position will help ensure there is an effective framework in place to manage bushfire risk, delivering whole-of-government outcomes and contributing to the integration of fire and forest policy.

In this role, you will build relationships and use influence to further policy objectives. The position requires strong policy and critical thinking skills, contextual awareness to navigate a dynamic environment, in addition to project management skills, to ensure advice is timely and well-targeted and initiatives are delivered successfully.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in public policy, law, natural resource or environmental management or similar is desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of legislative review and amendment processes and/or the current policy context for bushfire and land management in Victoria is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.

Other relevant information:

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

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

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Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Alice Ruth Daly | 9637 9488

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)