Principal Policy Officer (Strategy Lead)

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1370929
Closing Date: 14-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 - Principal Policy Officer - Strategy Lead - VCDI - Dec 2018.docx (Word, 184KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Joshua Strong
(03) 8684 1649

Position Details

This is an exciting role for a talented and highly motivated individual to lead the future development of the Victorian Government's Data Reform Strategy, including a strategic review of the Government's open data policy. Working closely with the Manager Data Reform and Chief Data Officer, this role will set the strategic direction for an ambitious program of whole-of-government reforms.

The role will examine issues including: how to build a public sector with the capabilities to meet the challenges of the digital and data-driven world; how to drive social and economic value from public sector data; and ensuring that the public sector's approach to data ethics keeps pace with societal expectations and new methods of data analytics. It will also consider emerging trends such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, as they relate to the public sector. 

The role requires a strong strategic leader who recognises the opportunities presented by data for government, has excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to deliver change in complex government contexts. While this is a research-based role, the successful candidate will also need to be able to build relationships and work collaboratively with departments and agencies to change behaviour in a pragmatic and impactful way.

This is a fast paced and collaborative environment, in which we constantly explore, test and iterate in order to support government to deliver better outcomes for Victorians.

The closing date for this position is Monday, 14 January 2019.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role. We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs and Veterans, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit or call 13 22 15.

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