Senior Policy Officer (three positions) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 24 months

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/VG/1694829

Reference: VG/VG/1694829

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

An exciting opportunity exists for talented and passionate individuals to join the newly formed Precincts and Land Branch as a Senior Policy Officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Senior Policy Officer positions sit in the Precincts Policy and Coordination Team within the Precincts and Land Branch, Economic Policy and State Productivity Group and will support and coordinate delivery of a new precincts operating model for government.

The roles involve working closely with a range of stakeholders in DPC, the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) and other related agencies. These positions will support the coordination, prioritisation and sequencing of government's activities and investments in precincts as well as the monitoring and evaluation of this activity.

The successful candidates will demonstrate strong communication, conceptual and analytical skills along with an ability to provide high quality advice in a time-pressured environment. 

Please specify in your application which of the three workstreams listed in the Position Description that you would like to be considered for.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  1. Demonstrated experience in precincts related policy and program delivery areas, such as planning, transport, housing, economic development or functions.
  2. Sound analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills and ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex policy issues.
  3. Strong interpersonal, representational and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  4. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare complex briefs, letters, email and reports.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to a positive team culture and to deliver common goals.

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; and
  • 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 to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy which requires all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To be able to meet the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination requirements and for the department to meet its obligations under the OH&S Act, the department will request employees provide their vaccination information (including 3rd dose / booster) or evidence of an exemption throughout the recruitment process.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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Senior Policy Officer (three positions) (VPSG5)

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Full time / 24 months

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Emily Mottram,Executive Director Precinct Strategy | 0439 401 890

Senior Policy Officer (three positions) (VPSG5)