Senior Advisor - Wage Inspectorate Victoria

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: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/025131
Closing Date: 30-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD New Senior Adviser - Inspectorate - Updated template.docx (Word, 119KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Robert Hortle, Director - Wage Inspectorate Vic
03 9651 9236

Position Details


  • $116,863 - $156,387 plus superannuation ($118,908 - $159,124 plus superannuation effective 1 January 2019)
  • Ongoing ; Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Advisor forms a part of the Wage Inspectorate Victoria within Industrial Relations Victoria.

The Inspectorate carries out a range of education, compliance and enforcement functions under Victorian legislation, including the Long Service Leave Act, the Child Employment Act and the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act. This includes provision of advice and information about rights and responsibilities under the various pieces of legislation and assessing applications and issuing child employment permits to allow children under 15 years to be employed.

Reporting to the Director, Victorian Wage Inspectorate (Inspectorate) you will provide high level strategic support and advice, lead and manage strategic projects, and ensure the Inspectorate is effectively and efficiently meeting key requirements.

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. You will be responsible for working with the various stakeholders across Industrial Relations Victoria and the broader Victorian government to provide relevant information about the Inspectorate's strategy and direction, issues and requirements in a timely and succinct manner.

You will demonstrate a good understanding of industrial relations issues and contemporary regulatory practice, strong interpersonal skills and proven experience in providing high level authoritative advice on complex and sensitive issues to senior management.

For a confidential discussion, please call Robert Hortle, Director - Wage Inspectorate Victoria on 03 9651 9236.

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.

Your application must include: Resume, Cover Letter and responses to the following questions (in no more than 1200 words):

  • Why you want to apply for this role?
  • How your skills and experience address the requirements of this role?

Applications close at midnight on 30 December 2018.

Please note:  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. You may also respond to these questions in a separate document and upload this document along with your resume and cover letter.

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