Principal Policy Adviser - Policy and Regulatory Projects

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: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/001066A
Closing Date: 27-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: until 30 June 2018
Attachments: PD - 001066 - Principal Policy Advisor - Nov 2017.doc (Word, 173KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nancy Krause
03 8392 7554

Position Details


  • $113,156 - $151,426 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 30 June 2018   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Principal Policy Adviser forms a part of the Policy, Planning and Regulation Reform Branch in Economic Strategy and Performance  Division within the Strategy and Planning Group.

If you are you interested in shaping Victoria's future, consider a role within the Strategy and Planning Group of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

The Strategy and Planning Group operates across the department's various portfolios to help shape, align and strengthen the capability of DEDJTR to deliver the government's agenda. The group plays a key leadership role across the department, by: integrating strategic advice across the department into an overarching economic strategy and narrative; providing strategic understandings of, and approaches to, the Victorian economy;  setting the strategic intent for the department; leading the strategic planning, performance monitoring and evaluation activities of the department; delivering strategic communications; coordinating emergency management responsiveness; delivering legal and legislation services.

As Principal Policy Officer – Policy and Regulatory Projects, you will provide advice on complex policy issues and lead teams that will deliver economic reform projects to create a stronger environment for business to grow, invest and create jobs. 

To be successful in this role you will have high level knowledge and a track record of success in leading policy development or regulatory reform projects and providing policy advice in an economic development context.  They will formulate and communicate policy options and recommendations considering risks and implications of proposed options. 

For a confidential discussion, please call Nancy Krause, Principal Adviser, Policy and Regulatory Projects on (03) 839 27554.

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.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 27 November 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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