Senior Economist

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.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/081045
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 081045 - Senior Economist Mine Rehab _Sept 2022.docx (Word, 121KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Preethi Rupanagudi
0423 388 881

Position Details

  • $103,920 – $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term role until 30 June 2023
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Senior Economist – Mine Rehabilitationforms a part of the Resources branch within the Forestry, Resources and Climate Change group.

The Forestry, Resources and Climate Change Group

The Forestry, Resources and Climate Change (FRCC) group develops policy, programs and regulation to enable investment and generate jobs through the sustainable development of the state's earth resources (including extractives, minerals and petroleum), forestry and game.  It also works with commercial forest industries to maximise economic value from Victorian timber production and processing (plantations and native forests on public and private land) and assists industry to adapt to environmental, social and economic change.

The Resources Branch

The Resources Branch develops policy, programs and regulation to enable investment and generate jobs through the sustainable development of the State's earth resources, including extractives, minerals and petroleum.

The branches core activities include:

Acquiring and providing access to high quality geoscience data and knowledge to inform government decision making and attract new investment to the State.

Developing and delivering legislative and regulatory reforms in the earth resources sector to improve outcomes for all stakeholders.

Supporting investment in resources and low emission technologies that fosters innovation, productivity, jobs, and trade in the State's earth resources sector.

Strategic resource and related land use planning to identify new opportunities for Victoria's earth resources and support major infrastructure development.

Regulating the earth resources sector through transparent, consistent and timely regulatory processes that provide industry with confidence to invest and have regard to the needs of communities.

The Role

Reporting to the Project Manager, Mine Rehabilitation the Senior Economist, Mine Rehabilitation is part of a team delivering complex projects to support positive regional rehabilitation outcomes for the Latrobe Valley coal mines and adjacent land.  Working with the Project Manager, the Senior Economist has a key role in undertaking economic analysis and providing authoritative advice on the risks and opportunities relevant to the rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley coal mines and adjacent land.  The Senior Economist informs and contributes to the development of policy for mine rehabilitation and the broader Resources portfolio.

Are you?

Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?

Looking for a challenge, variety and flexibility?

Enthusiastic and self-motivated?

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Preethi Rupanagudi - Project Manager, Mine Rehabilitation on 0423 388 881 or

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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

Applications close at midnight on 25 September 2022.

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