Principal Policy Advisor (multiple positions) - Working for Victoria

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established 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 10 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 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, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/033831
Closing Date: 16-Aug-2020
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: 6 months
Attachments: 033831 & TBC - PD - Principal Policy Advisor - VPS 6 - updated.docx (Word, 698KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Joel Dorman
0417 895 635

Position Details

Principal Policy Advisor (multiple positions) - Working for Victoria

  • $120,692 - $161,511 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term / 6 weeks to 6 months
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position of Principal Policy Advisor forms a part of Working for Victoria Group. Working for Victoria has been established to help Victorians, including people who have lost their jobs due to the economic impacts of COVID19, find work. The group is responsible for implementing the $500 million economic and job stimulus program aimed at maximising job creation in a timely manner; creation of a pipeline of jobs across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors; administering the Fund and executing grant agreements; managing the Sidekicker platform that facilitates job matching, screening and shortlisting employers and job seekers; and regular reporting to the department executive, the Minister's Offices and strategic communications groups.

This position provides expert policy support and advice on a range of issues across Working for Victoria. Extensive experience and a record of achievement in policy development are essential.

The successful applicant should have excellent research, analytical, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership and stakeholder engagement skills along with a good understanding of Victorian Government's policies. The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team and enjoy flexible working arrangements. This role contributes to the taskforce to help deliver Working for Victoria's economic and job stimulus program aimed at maximising job creation across sectors; administering the Fund and executing grant agreements; managing the Sidekicker platform that facilitates job matching, screening and shortlisting employers and job seekers; and regular reporting to the department executive, the Minister's Offices and strategic communications groups.

Most importantly you will be excited by a role that will be instrumental in helping with the establishment of a new Group focussed on building a stronger, fairer and more inclusive Victoria and how we can best set the Group up for success.

Reporting to the Director, CSO Engagement, the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Provide authoritative policy and strategic advice and coordinate input on policy frameworks, initiatives and complex issues with senior managers and key internal and external stakeholders relating Working for Victoria.
  • Expertly communicate using a range of mediums to build understanding of policy issues and decisions in a dynamic environment.
  • Prepare high quality submissions, reports and briefs to the Department's Ministers and Executive on highly complex business and industry issues that provide options for decision making.
  • Independently develop high quality and complex policy to achieve strategic fund and government objectives.
  • Liaise, negotiate, influence and communicate with senior management in both public and private sector, and represent the Department at conferences, events, and meetings.

For a confidential discussion, please call Joel Dorman – HR/Recruitment Coordinator on 0417 895 635.

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.

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 and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 16 August 2020.


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