Adviser - Strategic Infrastructure and Sport Economy

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of our economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions. For more information, see the DJSIR Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We 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, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/026389B
Closing Date: 17-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: SEE - PD - SISE - Adviser - VPS 5.docx (Word, 192KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Laura Manson, Adviser - Strategic Infrastructure
0406 169 886 or

Position Details

Adviser - Strategic Infrastructure and Sport Economy

  • Salary: $106,534 - $128,897 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term role (12 months)
  • 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 people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

The position reports to the Director, Infrastructure, SISE and is responsible for providing policy advice, delivering policy projects, advising on business improvement processes and providing strategic support to the SISE leadership team.

The responsibilities of the Adviser include, but are not limited to:

  • Building relationships and liaising with executive officers, senior management, departmental staff and other stakeholders
  • Working with the Senior Adviser to identify business process improvements
  • Coordinating and maintaining efficient business support systems
  • Providing high level policy advice and deliver policy projects

The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience and understanding of the broad policy and operational issues facing the Victorian Government
  • Prepares and reviews briefs, letters, presentations, emails, and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language
  • Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably
  • A relevant tertiary degree would be well regarded

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Laura Manson, Adviser - Strategic Infrastructure and Sport Economy on 0406 169 886 or

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

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 refer to the attached position description.

Please note: We are accredited as a Disability Confident Recruitment (DCR) organisation and committed to inclusive recruitment. If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

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, a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description and a response to the question outlined in the application form.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

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