Senior Policy Officer

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/000011B
Closing Date: 28-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 000011 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer.doc (Word, 169KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Elise Coughlin
03 9651 9218 or 0429 347 848

Position Details

  • $95,275 - $115,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Senior Policy Officer will contribute to key policies and projects aimed at improving Victoria's productivity and competitiveness, supporting the growth of industries and regions, stimulating the creation of jobs and improving participation in the economy for all Victorians.

This position is well suited to highly motivated professionals with a strong track record in strategy, economics and public policy.

A tertiary qualification in economics, public policy or related discipline would be well regarded.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide authoritative, strategic and practical advice to Ministers, Employment, Investment and Trade executives, and departmental colleagues on ways to improve Victoria's productivity and competitiveness, support the growth of industries and regions, stimulate the creation of jobs, and improve participation in the economy for all Victorians.
  • Contribute to the development of policy frameworks, projects and analyses of key economic issues facing Victoria, including by distilling and integrating information and multiple perspectives from various stakeholder groups.
  • Initiate, manage and maintain close liaison and effective relationships with senior government and external stakeholders, including by representing the division at a range of meetings and forums.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Policy development, analytical and problem-solving skills: Formulates and communicates public policy options and recommendations, keeps up-to-date with a broad range of contemporary issues; scans for links and potential implications of proposed policy options; uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; and identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems.
  • Project management skills: Prepares work plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps and timelines for achieving them are specified; monitors performance against objectives and manages risks and issues; ensures work objectives are met in a timely manner; demonstrates enthusiasm, capacity for sustained effort and hard work; and sets high standards of performance for self and others
  • Teamwork and relationship building skills: Cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; collaborates and shares information; establishes and maintains useful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; and builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication.

For a confidential discussion, please call Elise Coughlin on 03 9651 9218 or 0429 347 848.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below. 

Applications close at midnight on 28 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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