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.

Our work supports six ministers, spans 12 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.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/021687V
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: September 2020
Attachments: 021687 VPS4 Policy Analyst.doc (Word, 149KB)

Contact: Clare Purcell
03 5336 6632

Position Details

  • $85,279 - $96,759 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – Until September 2020 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable Regional Location is Preferred

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

The successful applicant will be strong analytically, and ideally have some experience in researching and developing policy recommendations for a complex group of stakeholders. They will need a solid understanding of policy concepts and an ability to apply sound economic logic in the preparation of strategic advice. This position also requires the interpersonal skills to represent the department in a number of forums and to build relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

Other highly relevant skills required for the position include strong writing skills, the skills to manage and co-ordinate projects and time management skills to ensure the timely delivery of outcomes for designated tasks and projects.  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 DEDJTR operates.

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 division, including liaison with the Executive Director and Chief Executive staff, the Minister's Department Liaison Officer and managers within the Division.

For a confidential discussion, please call Clare Purcell, Policy Manager on 03 5336 6632.

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,

Applications close at midnight on 22 January 2020.

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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