Senior Policy Officer - Education (VPSG5)

Job posted: 20/05/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until August 2023

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/1631658

Reference: VG/1631658

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented and passionate individual to join the Education Branch as a Senior Policy Officer.

The Education Branch provides high-quality, strategic analysis and advice on a range of education policy issues to support the Premier and Cabinet. The Branch also contributes to the development and delivery of key policies and priority projects from a whole-of-government perspective across:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Schools
  • Training and Skills
  • Higher Education

As the Senior Policy Officer, you will provide high quality policy advice and analysis to the Premier, the Secretary, DPC executives and other senior officers across a range of issues within the Branch. In this role, you will work with other departments and other branches across DPC.

This is a fixed-term role until August 2023.

About you

The role is ideally suited to proactive self-starters with good understanding of government processes and an ability to work in a complex, sensitive and fast paced environment.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • experience in policy analysis, being able to formulate and communicate policy options and recommendations, and exercise sound judgement
  • the ability to keep up-to-date with a broad range of contemporary issues, and understand broader strategic links and potential implications of proposed policy options
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • the ability to influence stakeholders and work effectively in a team environment.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the department will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Senior Policy Officer - Education (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until August 2023

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James Smart | 0439 100 472

Senior Policy Officer - Education (VPSG5)