Senior Policy Analyst

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 - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/021489
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 021489 Gr 5 Senior Policy Analyst PD 040918.DOC (Word, 178KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Joanne Wall
(03) 9217 4326

Position Details


  • $95,275 - $115,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: CBD (flexibility may be available)

The Senior Policy Analyst participates in a multidisciplinary team providing advice to the Minister for Agriculture and senior executive officers on food safety policy and regulation applicable to the meat, seafood, dairy and broader agriculture sectors.

Your role will involve –

  • the preparation of briefings, research papers and correspondence;
  • provision of reports and advice relating to bi-national food policy and draft national food standards;
  • research, investigations and recommendations on food safety policy issues;
  • leading policy development, research and analysis projects;
  • establishing working relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders; and
  • representing DEDJTR on bi-national and state-wide working groups and committees.

For appointment to this position, you will demonstrate skills in–

  • stakeholder engagement;
  • written communication;
  • policy;
  • project management; and
  • initiative and accountability.

The position of Senior Policy Analyst is part of the Agriculture Victoria Division's Animal Welfare and Regulatory Policy Branch of the Employment, Investment and Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy.  Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

For a confidential discussion, please call Joanne Wall, A/Policy Manager – Food, on (03) 9217 4326.

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 24 September 2018.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. The generic online form may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address all of the KSC) and move on to the last screen where you will be asked to submit responses to the specific questions only". Complete these specific questions to complete your application.


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