Senior Adviser, Office of the Secretary

The Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 Jan 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places & regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal & professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.

DJPR is an equal opportunity employer & welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, on 1 Jan 2019 DEDJTR transitioned into the Department of Transport (DoT) & the Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (DJPR).
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/019868B
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJPR Adviser PD - VPS G5 - Office of the Secretary prioritised position - 30 Jan 2019.doc (Word, 152KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Chuck Rankin, Director, Office of the Secretary
03 8392 8003 /

Position Details


  • $96,942– $117,293 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual Work Hours: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, from 1 Jan 2019 DEDJTR has transitioned into the Department of Transport (DoT) & the Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (DJPR). The position of Senior Adviser will sit within the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).


As a Senior Adviser within the Office of the Secretary you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Secretary and the Department's senior executives in tackling some of the critical challenges facing the state. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to be involved with and contribute to high level discussions across a range of portfolios with respect to jobs, innovation, regional development, resources, sports and precincts.

The position reports to the Director, Office of the Secretary and is responsible for providing support and policy advice. This is one of three adviser positions in the Secretary's Office.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in corporate, human resources and financial systems in a public sector environment. 
  • High level communication skills including development and review of policy papers, presentations, reports and concise briefings.
  • Proven analytical and conceptual skills, including demonstrated ability to quickly assimilate new concepts and information and deliver positive, innovative solutions to policy issues. 
  • Proven record in negotiating with stakeholders to effectively address and manage key policy challenges.

Position Specific Requirements: This position has the following specific requirements:

  • This is a prioritised position for people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).
  • People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.
  • If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know in the ‘Diversity Information' section of your online application so that we can prioritise your application. Reasonable adjustments can also be requested in this section.

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

For a confidential discussion, please call Chuck Rankin, Director, Office of the Secretary on 03 8392 8003 or email at:

Applications close at midnight on 26 February 2019 and must address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.



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