Policy Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and make a difference at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50925251A
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 10 Months
Attachments: PD - VPS4 50925251 Policy Officer (2).docx (Word, 172KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Luke Wilson, A/Manager Code Review
(03) 8508 1655

Position Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and make a difference at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. In the Policy & Planning Division of the Forest, Fire and Regions Group, we support environments and communities to be resilient and thrive, through advancing forest, fire and emergency management policy and planning. We offer interesting work in a dynamic environment, with a flexible and positive culture. Come and join us!

The Policy Officer is part of the Forest Policy branch, within the Policy and Planning division. The division is an important part of the Forest, Fire and Regions group, enabling the Department to efficiently, effectively and safely meet its forest, fire and emergency management responsibilities.

The Policy Officer will contribute to modernising the regulation of timber harvesting, including meeting certain obligations under Victoria's Regional Forest Agreements, delivering legislative and regulatory reforms that provide clarity for the timber harvesting industry, the environment, regulators and the community. The role will contribute to strategic policy, as well as legislative and regulatory reforms, working alongside more senior members of the team.

The Policy Officer will work collaboratively across the division and DELWP, building relationships to further policy objectives. The position requires policy and critical thinking skills, flexibility and adaptability to readily adjust to changing priorities, as well as strong interpersonal skills to understand the drivers behind others opinions and to build respectful relationships.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in public policy, law, natural resource or environmental management or similar is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and policy experience working with legal or regulatory frameworks is desirable.

This is a fixed term role available for a period of 10 months.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 4 December 2022.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

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.


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