Secretariat and Policy Officer

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.
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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/025807
Closing Date: 30-May-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: VPS4 Board Secretariat and Policy Adviser FBT.docx (Word, 115KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Paul Byrne
03 9948 2858

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 Secretariat and Policy Officer forms a part of the Fishermans Bend Taskforce 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 Fishermans Bend Taskforce has been established to plan for Australia's largest urban renewal project.

The combined Secretariat and Policy Officer position is part of a high performing team and will provide a range of administrative and policy support functions to the Fishermans Bend Development Board.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provision of secretariat support to Fishermans Bend Development Board and subcommittees
  • Participate in policy development, research and report preparation
  • Work collaboratively across the Taskforce to deliver priorities and initiatives as required by the Board

To be successful in this position you will have a strong service delivery focus with previous experience providing secretariat support services. The ability to think creatively and analytically to solve policy problems is required and you will enjoy learning new things and taking on new challenges. Strong communication and relationship skills will be required to working collaboratively across the department, government, community and industry stakeholders.

For a confidential discussion, please call Paul Byrne, General Manager on 03 9948 2858.

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 30 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.


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