Senior Policy Officer

• Research and policy development

• Flexible working options

• Location: Melbourne CBD

The Senior Policy Officer (Sector Planning) will contribute to the delivery of the Victorian Government’s ambitious climate change policy agenda.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50922983
Closing Date: 31-May-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
Attachments: Position Description.docx (Word, 125KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jill Fagan
03 9637 8354

Position Details

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The position leads one of the three streams in the Adaptation Policy Team – a multi-disciplinary team that provides advice on climate change adaptation priorities and works with partners to build resilience to climate change in Victoria.


  • Lead the implementation of a capacity building program, including capacity building activities, tools and resources, to ensure critical systems (sectors) are prepared for the introduction of Adaptation Action Plans under Victoria's Climate Change Act 2017.
  • Contribute to tailored and timely advice to the Department's Executive, other State Government departments and agencies, and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to embed climate change adaptation in Victorian Government policies and programs.
  • Undertake research and analysis relating to climate change adaptation to inform policy development and project delivery.
  • Evaluation of the implementation of the pilot Adaptation Action Plans prepared by delivery partners under Victoria's Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020, including providing advice on adaptation best-practice and undertaking monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Manage and provide support, guidance and strategic direction to members of the stream.
  • Initiate, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate – in writing and verbally – to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute effectively to building and maintaining a constructive culture within the Branch, including through demonstrating DELWP values and behaviours.
  • (Optional) Where the successful candidate is appropriately skilled, plan, lead and deliver work on finance and/or insurance for climate change adaptation program.

Key Selection Criteria specified in the attached position description

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2020.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Friday 31 May 2019

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