Senior Policy Analyst

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 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 and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/021544B
Closing Date: 23-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: 12 February 2021
Attachments: 021544 VPS5 Senior Policy Analyst.docx (Word, 114KB)


Contact: Cristina Del Borrello
03 9217 4204

Position Details

  • $98,396 - $119,052 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 12 February 2021 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Policy Analyst forms a part of the Animal Welfare Victoria branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

We are seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to join the Domestic Animals team to deliver advice, analysis and research on diverse and challenging policy issues relating to domestic animals' management and welfare. The management of domestic animals is a high profile policy area with a broad range of stakeholders. 

The Senior Policy Analyst reports to the Manager, Domestic Animals. The position is responsible for undertaking complex assessments, providing advice and developing briefings on domestic animal management and welfare policy issues. The Senior Policy Analyst implements, and contributes to the reform of, the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and associated instruments. The Senior Policy Analyst manages and supports other team members and staff to deliver priority projects and advice.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and experience in researching and developing policy recommendations to satisfy a complex group of stakeholders. They will need a solid understanding of policy concepts and an ability to apply sound policy analysis in the preparation of strategic advice. Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills are a must. This position also requires the interpersonal skills to liaise with a broad range of internal and external parties.

The successful applicant will have the ability to work well in a team environment, the capacity to negotiate and also be adaptable to change given the fast moving environment in which Animal Welfare Victoria, and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions more broadly, operates. To be successful you will also need to display a ‘can-do' attitude and the capacity to actively contribute to developing a culture of excellence, collaboration and integrity. The successful applicant will enjoy flexible work arrangements and have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of work across the branch.

For a confidential discussion, please call Cristina Del Borrello, Manager, Domestic Animals on 03 9217 4204.

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 23 January 2020 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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