Senior Advisor, Operational Policy

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/1690626
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Fixed Term until 30 June 2023
Attachments: Position Description 021776 - Senior Advisor, Operational Policy VPS5 - Final.docx (Word, 984KB)
Job Specification

COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy _ DJPR Intranet.pdf (PDF, 1.53MB)
Job Specification

Contact: Linda Hardy
0437 561 557

Position Details

Senior Advisor, Operational Policy  

  • Salary: $103,920 - $125,735 plus Superannuation
  • Fixed Term until 30 June 2023
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Morwell GovHub (flexibility may be available)

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, from 1 January 2023, the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) has been renamed Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR). As part of these changes this position will transfer to the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).

The Team

The position of Senior Advisor, Operational Policy forms a part of the Forestry, Resources Group and Resources Branch. This 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 Role

The Senior Advisor, Operational Policy will be responsible for preparing Earth Resources Regulation's operating policies, guidelines, standard operating procedures, Instruments of Delegation and other related documentation for the regulation of minerals licensing and rehabilitation at earth resources sites.

The position will provide analysis and advice regarding legislation and regulations administered by Earth Resources Regulation and researching and preparing ministerial briefings, correspondence and Cabinet documents.

The incumbent will work closely with the Earth Resources Regulation's Governance, Statutory Authorisations, Rehabilitation Liability Assessments, Compliance and Stakeholder teams, the department's policy, co-regulators and other stakeholders to inform the preparation and implementation of these materials.

About You

  • Extensive experience in preparing policies, guidelines, strategies and standard operating procedures, preferably in a natural resources context.
  • Experience in planning, leading, managing and delivering complex projects within the scheduled timeframe, scope and budget.
  • Sound conceptual and analytical skills, with the ability to develop innovative solutions to complex issues.
  • Proven stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively, build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare clear and concise briefs, reports and other documentation.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Linda Hardy, Senior Advisor Strategy and Risk on 0437 561 557 or at

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, 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 DJSIR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

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 29 January 2023.

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