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Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)

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

10 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/091335

Reference: VG/091335

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 play a lead role in the design and early delivery of an on-farm action planning pilot – one of the key components of government's agriculture sector pledge.  The position involves working collaboratively with a diverse range of experts, delivery partners and stakeholders. The successful applicant will be required to research, analyse, and prepare compelling advice to executive management and the Minister for Agriculture on program design and implementation.

We're looking for someone with a strong ability to manage and coordinate projects, excellent time management skills to ensure timely delivery of outcomes, and high-level writing skills to prepare succinct, strategic advice. You will have excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills, along with interpersonal skills to liaise and build positive working relationships across external and internal stakeholders and contribute to a culture of excellence, responsiveness, and flexibility in the team. Experience working with or in the agriculture sector would be ideal.

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 Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Belinda Hansen | 0490 857 249

Senior Policy Officer (VPSG5)