Senior Policy Officer

The successful applicant will be a self-motivated, confident and committed individual, with excellent project delivery and communication skills.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50927782X
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: Available up until 9 August 2022.
Attachments: 50927782 - PD - VPS5 - Intergovernmental Policy - Senior Policy Officer (1).docx (Word, 181KB)


Contact: Lucy Arrowsmith
0409 509 184

Position Details

The Intergovernmental Policy team in Water and Catchments Group is seeking a Senior Policy Officer for a fixed term until 9 August 2022. The position sits within a dynamic team responsible for negotiating and delivering positive outcomes for Victorian communities and the environment through intergovernmental water reforms such as the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. The Senior Policy Officer will influence Victoria's intergovernmental water policy through:

- Building strong stakeholder relationships and communicating effectively

- Developing policy and analysing options

- Driving project design and delivery

- Working flexibly and constructively in a changing environment

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant qualification and/or experience in science, economics, policy or law is desirable, but not essential.  
  • A good knowledge and understanding of working in government is needed. 

This is a fixed term position available up until 9 August 2022. 

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections.  

For further information please refer to the attached position description. 

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 27 January 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. 

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen. 

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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