Policy Adviser

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.

We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, on 1 Jan 2019 DJPR transitioned from DEDJTR.
Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/025773
Closing Date: 28-May-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: PD Policy Adviser.docx (Word, 116KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Adele McCarthy
03 8392 6703

Position Details

  • $84,019 - $95,329 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term (2 years)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)


The position of Policy Adviser forms a part of the Suburban Rail Loop branch within the Precincts and Suburbs group.

The newly established Precincts and Suburbs Group drives strategic planning for precincts, suburbs and places to create vibrant, distinct and innovative communities. The Suburban Rail Loop branch is responsible for developing the Precincts Strategy to support the delivery of the proposed new underground rail network connecting Melbourne's suburbs.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Suburban Rail Loop this position will be responsible for assisting with developing policy and providing policy advice in relation to the planning for and implementation of the Suburban Rail Loop precincts. Contributing to the successful delivery of projects; activities will also include preparing and presenting project reports and briefing materials, performance monitoring of the Suburban Rail Loop project and working effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have well developed project and work management skills with previous experience developing policies based on evidence, knowledge and consultation. The ability to apply conceptual and analytical skills in the context of policy research and development is essential. This position will suit candidates with strong communication skills who enjoy working within a team environment.

For a confidential discussion, please call Adele McCarthy, Executive Director, Suburban Rail Loop on 03 8392 6703.

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 28 May 2019.

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.


From here...