Senior Policy Adviser

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/019777A
Closing Date: 09-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $111,484 - $149,188
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_019777_Senior Policy Advisor_March 2017.DOCX (Word, 134KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lissa Zass
(03) 9651 9780

Position Details


  • $111,484 - $149,188 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Policy Advisor forms a part of the Industrial Relations Victoria.

Industrial Relations Victoria provides strategic industrial relations policy and technical advice to Government and departments with a focus on fostering a framework based on consultation, cooperation and good faith bargaining. The division engages with employers, employees and their unions to promote a positive industrial relations environment. The division consists of three teams: Central Bargaining Unit; Private Sector Industrial Relations and Employment, Information and Compliance.

This job is responsible for providing strategic and expert advice on industrial relations policy issues and for leading the development of programs and initiatives to achieve the Government’s priorities. 

The successful applicant will have experience and expertise in the provision of strategic advice on industrial relations matters combined with a comprehensive knowledge of workplace relations matters; high level analytical and conceptual skills; a demonstrated capability in stakeholder engagement, preferably involving unions and/or industry groups; and excellent communication and writing skills, in order to contribute to government participation in high level reviews and inquiries.

Demonstrated experience in government, employment law, or economic analysis will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the Industrial Relations Victoria.

For a confidential discussion, please call Lissa Zass, Director Industrial Relations Victoria on (03) 9651 9780.

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 9 April 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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