Senior Policy Officer, Strategic Policy & Projects (VPSG5)

Job posted: 10/06/2021
Applications close: 24/06/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 31/12/2021 and 23/06/2023

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/561979/549942

Reference: VG/561979/549942

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


The Senior Policy Officer, Strategic Policy & Projects role will provide expert strategic advice and contribute to the delivery of strategic projects both as part of a team, with responsibility for leading key streams of work, and independently. You will provide policy development support and capability building through working on specific projects in policy areas or with senior executives, as needed.

To be successful in this role, you will be a high performing team member with strong analytical, strategic planning, project management and communication skills. You may offer specialist skills in either health systems, analytics, government processes, legislation, stakeholder consultation, policy design, or program implementation.  You will work closely with teams and other partners to define problems, analyse qualitative and quantitative inputs, consult stakeholders, and develop options and creative, implementable solutions.

You are diligent and comfortable working with unfamiliar and complex issues and building positive relationships with senior stakeholders. Success in this role will be predicated on the ability to work with deep subject matter experts and ensure outcomes are achieved.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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Senior Policy Officer, Strategic Policy & Projects  (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / until 31/12/2021 and 23/06/2023

Job classification:



Emily Jones or Paul Bourke | Please see Position Description

Senior Policy Officer, Strategic Policy & Projects  (VPSG5)