Senior Policy Officer, Waterway Health (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/02/2024
Applications close: 27/02/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50927781F

Reference: VG/50927781F

Occupation: Policy

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Senior Policy Officer, Waterway Health works across the Waterway Programs branch, and in partnership with our stakeholders, to contribute to the development and implementation of the state policy framework for waterway management (including progress reporting), as outlined in the Victorian Waterway Management Strategy.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to join a flexible and collaborative team where the successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of new waterway policy, including the development of regional waterway strategies.  This position proactively identifies and resolves policy issues, is required to operate with sound judgement and discretion, sustain high levels of drive and commitment, and will be required to operate under limited supervision.

We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic, self-driven and experienced in the field of waterway and catchment management and is passionate about working with a range of partners and stakeholders, including catchment management authorities and Traditional Owners.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Essential – a degree qualification or higher, preferably in science, environmental engineering, natural resource management, environmental law, or a relevant equivalent
  • Essential – demonstrated knowledge of Victoria's water resource management framework.

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

Other relevant information:

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 and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

Senior Policy Officer, Waterway Health (VPSG5)

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Greg Woodward | (03) 8508 0967 / greg.woodward@delwp.vic.gov.au

Senior Policy Officer, Waterway Health (VPSG5)