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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Economics
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/081573F
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Economist VPS4.docx (Word, 119KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Steven Shepherd
0492 413 845

Position Details

  • $90,067 - $102,192 (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 Economist forms 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 Group works with local businesses and communities to build a stronger economy and better future for rural and regional Victorians. Incorporating Regional Development Victoria, Resources branch and the La Trobe Valley Authority, with an overarching Rural and Regional Strategy branch, the group has employees throughout the Melbourne CBD and rural and regional Victoria.

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

The Economist is part of a team in the Earth Resources Policy and Programs Unit, within the Branch. The primary purpose of the position is to support the development of contemporary policy, regulatory design and legislative reforms for earth resources to enable investment and generate jobs through the development of the State's resources, while protecting public safety and the environment.

The position coordinates and provides a range of briefings and advice for the Department's Executive and the Minister for Resources, based on input from subject matter experts and analysis of social, economic and environmental factors relevant to the earth resources sector, including engagement with industry stakeholders, community leaders and other agencies

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 Steven Shepherd - Manager, Resources Economics and Impact Assessment on 0492 413 845.

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 9 October 2022.

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