Senior Urban Economist

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.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/026158
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD VPS6 Senior Urban Economist June 2019.docx (Word, 116KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Emily Mottram
03 8392 6836

Position Details

  • $120,692 - $161,511 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Urban Economist forms a part of the Precinct Design 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 Precinct Design branch provides the design capability across the Precincts and Suburbs Group to deliver the government's ambition for priority precincts.  It champions exemplar place outcomes, drives great urban experiences and environments and enables distinctive and thriving places and inclusive communities.  It leverages the expertise and investment of partners and promotes a culture of innovation and adaptability.

Reporting to the Manager, Precinct Design this position will lead and facilitate place-based economic planning strategies and approaches across priority precincts. This will involve consulting with a wide range of stakeholders across state and local government, universities, businesses and the development industry to deliver a bold and aspirational vision and early activation strategy for priority precincts, including the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct.

The successful candidate will have previous experience developing new and innovative approaches to economic transformation of precincts, with a tertiary qualification in economics, development, urban planning or social science well regarded. The ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships will be key to working across a broad range of stakeholders. 

For a confidential discussion, please call Emily Mottram on 8392 6836.

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 21 July 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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