Senior Policy Officer - Basin Plan Trading Rules

• An exciting opportunity to join the Water & Catchments team at DELWP

• Manage the implementation of the Basin Plan water trading rules

• Melbourne CBD Location

The Senior Policy Officer will ensure that Victoria achieves compliance with chapter 12 of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and to further develop Victoria’s water market.
Job Details
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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/50927793
Closing Date: 26-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: Fixed Term for 24 months
Attachments: 50927793 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer Basin Plan Trading Rules PD.pdf (PDF, 124KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Manager Retail Water Entitlements and Market
Joe Banks - (03) 9637 9523

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.

We are seeking a Senior Policy Officer with good project management and high-level communication skills to manage the final stages of implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan water trading rules. You will be involved in developing innovative policies to support Victorian water resource management and to further develop Victoria's water market, while ensuring that Victoria achieves compliance with chapter 12 of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

You will be responsible for managing the program of work involved, including liaising with Victoria's water corporations, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, other jurisdictions and key stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to learn from a high-performing team with subject matter expertise in natural resource management, water markets and interstate water sharing arrangements, and water resources policy.

An appropriate tertiary qualification in natural resource management, economics, science, engineering or other relevant disciplines is highly desirable and a sound understanding of Victoria's water entitlement framework and water markets would be well regarded.

This is a fixed term position for 24 months.

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 Tuesday, 26 March 2019. 

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