Senior Policy Officer (Solar Victoria) (2x Positions) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 09/09/2021
Applications close: 22/09/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / 6 Months - 2 Years

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50942169X50938522

Reference: VG/50942169X50938522

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Various

Two exciting opportunities contributing to a process to help shape the future of the Solar Victoria’s programs. Seeking individuals who understand working in a government policy space, who have experience engaging and managing consultants, and a wide range of key stakeholders to deliver timely advice.

The Senior Policy Officer plays a crucial role enhancing and improving Solar Victoria's suite of programs enabling Victorians to access clean and affordable household energy. Reporting to the Policy Manager, Solar for Business, these roles will contribute to the design and implementation of Solar Victoria's key programs, including its Solar for Business program, by providing strategic policy advice and supporting program delivery, through evaluation, research and analysis of opportunities and risks.  

The successful candidates will undertake policy development and analysis and be proficient in scanning and analysis of options. The candidate will have proven experience designing and delivering innovative program solutions and designing fit-for-purpose programs. Strong policy, research and analysis capabilities are required, together with a collaborative and engaging approach to forming key stakeholder relationships and seeking input from a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.  

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in public administration, science, economics, law or equivalent. Previous experience developing policy in a Government context is desirable.  
  • Experience in developing complex policy in a Government context, including analysis and development of policies and programs

These are fixed term positions. One position is available for a period of 2 years; One position is available for a period of 6 months. The preferred location for these positions is Morwell (flexibility may be negotiated for a base location of Melbourne by the successful applicants).

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. 

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 22 September 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 (Solar Victoria) (2x Positions) (VPSG5)

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Full time / 6 Months - 2 Years

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Jonathan Leake | 0422 552 900

Senior Policy Officer (Solar Victoria) (2x Positions) (VPSG5)