Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 19/05/2021
Applications close: 05/08/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / NA

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50940590X

Reference: VG/50940590X

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

An opportunity to lead policy development and provide authoritative information and advice on energy security and preparedness policy matters.

The Senior Policy Officer is part of the Energy Demand, Programs and Safety Division. The Division brings together energy related program delivery expertise and develops and implements policy with respect to energy efficiency, safety and emergency management.

The Senior Policy Officer draws on multiple sources to provide responsive, authoritative advice to Ministers and other senior officials on matters of energy reliability, security and strategic preparation for energy emergencies. As part of the team's responsibilities, the Senior Policy Officer also supports Victoria's energy critical infrastructure to meet obligations under the Emergency Management Act 2013, with a view to improving sector resilience and preparedness through an annual work program.

The role requires strong policy and problem-solving capabilities with a focus on outcomes and delivery. The role also requires the ability to manage complexity and apply analytical ability to a variety of information to identify opportunities and/or issues.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A tertiary qualification in science, engineering, law, economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management, business management or similar (desirable).
  • A sound understanding of and experience in the public sector, including knowledge and experience with the structure of government and its regulatory and policy decision-making processes (desirable).
  • Demonstrated understanding of current energy policy, national energy market frameworks and the Victorian electricity and gas markets (desirable).

This is a fixed term position available until 31 December 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 Thursday, 5 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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Juan C Reyes | 03 8508 1290

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)