Senior Policy Analyst

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established 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 and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: All
Reference: VG/020002CA
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 020002 PD Senior Policy Analyst - April 2021(MS).doc (Word, 153KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mark Sandiford
0408 673 941

Position Details

Senior Policy Analyst

  • $103,920 - $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established 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 and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

The position of Senior Policy Analyst forms a part of the Forestry Policy and Game Branch within the Forestry, Resources and Climate Change Group.

The position is within the Forestry Policy and Game branch, Forestry and Climate Change. Forestry Policy and Game provides overarching policy and regulatory leadership, ensuring our Minister receives timely and accurate advice and representing rural and regional Victoria across government. Working with industry and communities to achieve economic outcomes is a key focus of the branch.

Reporting to the Manager, Forestry Industry Policy, the Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) role in the implementation and development of Victorian forest industry policy.

The main key accountabilities of the role are:

  • Advocates policy options and undertakes complex assessments and provide briefings, submissions and strategic advice to the Minister, Executive management and DJPR employees on Victoria's forest industry policy.
  • Occupy a senior role within the forest policy team and provide leadership and guidance to other specialists within the team and with external agencies.
  • Identify, analyse & successfully influence strategy, policy development & legislative proposals relevant to DJPR.
  • Develop and maintain extensive internal and external networks at peer or senior levels with key stakeholders and develop strategies to consult with and build support among key stakeholders for policy objectives, including working across DJPR, Victorian and Commonwealth agencies, industry and the wider communities.
  • Represent the Department at forums within DJPR and with other Departments and agencies..
  • Lead and actively contribute to legislative and regulatory framework discussions regarding Victoria's timber sector.
  • Adopt and apply OH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.

For a confidential discussion, please call Mark Sandiford, Director, Forestry industries and Game on 0408 673 941.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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 refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 29 June 2022.


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