Principal Advisor, Policy and Research

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.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/025585E
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 025585 Principal Advisor Policy and Research PD.docx (Word, 840KB)
Interview Summary

Contact: Mick Coombes
0455 193 011

Position Details

  • $127,467 - $170,579 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing Role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

This is a prioritised position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

The position of Principal Advisor, Policy and Research forms a part of the Aboriginal Economic Development group.

The Group

The Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) Group leads work across the Department to support Aboriginal self-determination through employment and economic development.  To this end, it is tasked with the implementation of the Yuma Yirramboi Strategy.  The AED Group also leads on the development of the Department's engagement strategy with Aboriginal communities through the Yuma Yirramboi Council. The AED Group works across all business units in their approach to engagement with the Aboriginal community to embed the guiding principles of self-determination contained in the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023. The AED Group also leads implementation of the departments Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Development Strategy 2020-2023 to increase Aboriginal employment and cultural safety across the organisation.

The Role

The Principal Advisor, Policy and Research based in the Aboriginal Economic Development Group will be responsible for providing strategic advice to strengthen Aboriginal economic development and industry engagement.  The Principal Advisor will also support the strategic implementation of the Culture, Wealth Creation and Accountability pillars under the Yuma Yirramboi Strategy, identifying economic development opportunities with a range of Aboriginal interest groups, government stakeholders and key industry groups.  Working across the regions, with Traditional Owner groups and Treaty related structures (when developed), the Principal Advisor will provide strategic and policy advice to the Department to harness the State's levers to drive economic development, participation, and prosperity for the Victorian Aboriginal community.

Are you?

Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?

Looking for a challenge, variety, and flexibility?

Enthusiastic and self-motivated?

For a confidential discussion, please call Mick Coombes, Associate Director, Policy and Coordination on 0455 193 011.

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. To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description. 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.

Applications close at midnight on 5 October 2022.


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