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.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/018962A
Closing Date: 18-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: Up to 1 year
Attachments: 018962 VPS4 Policy Officer.doc (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sarah Coughlan
03 9651 7646

Position Details

  • $82,574 - $93,689 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Up to 1 year
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position of policy officer forms part of the Strategy, Screen and Design Branch within Creative Victoria. 

The primary objective of this role is to provide strategy policy advice and project support to senior management and key stakeholders in relation to growing Victoria's $23 billion creative and cultural economy, developing local creative enterprises and employment opportunities, and bringing social and cultural benefits to Victorians.

A relevant tertiary degree and an understanding of government creative industries policies and programs would be well regarded. 

Key Selection Criteria includes:

  • Written Communication: Prepares briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; Ensures written communications contain necessary information to achieve their purpose; Uses appropriate style and formats.
  • Policy Skills:  Aware of, interprets and applies policies; Drafts simple policies using research skills and consults with stakeholders; Provides feedback on draft policies
  • Verbal Communication:  Confidently conveys ideas and information in a clear and interesting way; Understands and meets the needs of target audiences (i.e. the right information to the right people); Welcomes constructive feedback; Sees things from others' points of view and confirms understanding.
  • Project Management:  Produces project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearly specified; Regularly communicates with, and supports, project team members; Ensures project objectives are met by anticipating and managing potential and emerging issues.
  • Contract Management:  Negotiates and records various elements of contracts; Monitors expenditure and service delivery against contract specifications; Liaises with stakeholders
  • Problem Solving:  Seeks all relevant information for problem-solving; Investigates and probes for the facts; Liaises with stakeholders; Analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available; Identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems.

For a confidential discussion, please call Sarah Coughlan on 03 9651 7646.

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 18 October 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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