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Senior Policy Officer

Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/CV0135-JUL24

Reference: VG/CV0135-JUL24

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Provide highly developed policy advice to a range of departmental and ministerial stakeholders.
  • Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in Policy Strategy and System Outcomes. 
  • VPS Grade 5: $106,534 - $128,897 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking a Senior Policy Officer to provide a critical role within the Strategic Policy and Investment Team in Policy Strategy and System Outcomes. 

 

About the Business Unit

About Policy Strategy and Systems Outcomes (PSSO):

Corrections and Justice Services (CJS) is responsible for the direction, management and operation of Victoria's adult corrections system, including both community and custodial corrections.

PSSO is a business unit within CJS, and is responsible for policy reform, program design and development, and strengthening engagement with service sector partners. PSSO works closely with other CJS business units to deliver a modern corrections system that is focused on human rights, rehabilitation and community safety. PSSO lives the VPS values in its work, with an emphasis on improving outcomes for people in contact with the system, and fostering a workplace culture that is kind, respectful and effective.

About the Strategic Policy and Investment Team:

Strategic Policy and Investment is a high profile, influential team with an exciting work program over the coming year. Key priorities include leading the budget strategy for CJS, ensuring that the system has the resources to deliver the best outcomes for people in contact with the system, and providing strategic advice to the Minister and CJS executive on priority projects.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Policy and Investment, the Senior Policy Officer will be part of a small but mighty team delivering key projects across the adult custodial system.

The Senior Policy Officer plays a crucial role in contributing to the design, development and implementation of the teams' key projects. They will also support the team by undertaking critical research and policy analysis and providing comprehensive and authoritative advice on a wide range of topics.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide insightful policy analysis and advice, including the identification of emerging issues, opportunities, risks and trends impacting on the achievement of key government initiatives.
  • Research, analyse, prepare and present comprehensive written materials including solutions focussed reports, briefings, papers and presentations on policy and program issues and options for senior management, departmental executives, government and other key stakeholders.
  • Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, and facilitate a partnership approach to working across the department, across government and with the community.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience providing high quality, strategic and evidence-based advice to inform decision-making, and the ability to analyse complex operational, policy and legal issues
  • Experience managing stakeholders, including influencing and negotiating
  • Experience with Victorian Government administrative, budget or Cabinet processes (or the ability to understand these quickly)
  • Knowledge of current policy directions within the corrections and criminal justice system (or the ability to understand these issues quickly).

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include: a cover letter (max 3 pages) which includes why you are interested in applying for this role in the Strategic Policy and Investment team, and addresses the key selection criteria (outlined below); and a copy of your current resume that includes experience relevant to this role. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

 

 

Senior Policy Officer

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Grace Duncan on 0433 317 673 | grace.duncan@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer