Senior Policy Officer - Telecommunications

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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 Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/060095A
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: 060095 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer PD.doc (Word, 169KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Martin Doddrell
03 9651 7622

Position Details

  • $95,275 - $115,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 2 years 
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Location: Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Senior Policy Officer is responsible for research and analysis on current and emerging telecommunications issues facing the Victorian Government. They will be preparing strategic recommendations on complex policy and project issues to senior, executive management and Ministers on a broad variety of government-led telecommunications projects.

Knowledge of current and emerging telecommunications issues is highly desirable.

The key accountabilities are:

  • Independently undertake complex assessments and prepare high-level policy/project briefings, research papers and correspondence for and on behalf of the Minister and senior management.
  • Support the development of telecommunications policy and the implementation of projects delivered by the Telecommunications Unit.
  • Establish networks and develop strategies to consult with and build support among key stakeholders for policy objectives, including working across DEDJTR, Victorian and Commonwealth agencies, industry and wider communities.
  • Represent the Department at key forums within DEDJTR, with other departments, and at conferences and meetings.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Proven analytical and conceptual skills, including demonstrated ability to quickly assimilate new concepts and information and deliver positive, innovative solutions to policy and project issues. 
  • Proven record in stakeholder management and ability to gain senior support to effectively address key policy challenges. Ability to covey complex technical information to meet the needs of a targeted audience.
  • Motivated self-starter who has the initiative to pre-empt problems and develop strategies for addressing them as they arise. Can take on leadership responsibilities and works in a collaborative manner within a multidisciplinary team.

For a confidential discussion, please call Martin Doddrell on 03 9651 7622.

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 19 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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