Policy Officer Climate Change

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.

Our work supports six ministers, spans 12 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.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/026464
Closing Date: 17-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 3 Years
Attachments: PD 2x VPS4 Policy Officer CC.doc (Word, 144KB)


Contact: Michelle Bruce
03 8392 6651

Position Details

Policy Analyst, Climate Change

  • $85,279 - $96,759 (Plus Superannuation)
  • 1-Fixed term (12 months) and 1-Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Policy Analyst, Climate Change forms a part of the Agriculture Policy branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

Interested in climate change policy? We are looking for an energetic team player to support Agriculture Policy deliver several climate change policy projects aimed at increasing national coordination, reducing emissions and supporting adaptation in the agriculture sector.

The Policy Officer Climate Change will be responsible for research and analysis and the provision of advice to executive management and Ministers on policy, regulatory and legislative issues, particularly around climate change, facing Victoria's agricultural industries.

The successful applicant will be strong analytically and ideally have some experience in researching and developing policy recommendations for a complex group of stakeholders. You will need a solid understanding of policy concepts and an ability to prepare succinct of strategic advice. This position also requires strong organisational skills and the interpersonal skills to represent the department in forums and to build relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

You will have strong writing skills, the ability to manage and co-ordinate projects, and excellent time management skills to ensure the timely delivery of outcomes for designated tasks and projects.  The Policy Analyst will have the ability to work well in a team environment, the capacity to negotiate and be adaptable to change given the fast-moving environment in which DJPR operates.

For a confidential discussion, please call Michelle Bruce, Policy Manager on 03 8392 6651.

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 17 September 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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