Principal Policy Officer

• Lead the provision of strategic policy advice and implementation of policy commitments

• Opportunity to work in the newly created Energy Group

• Multiple positions available

To ensure Victoria is at the forefront of the Energy sector’s significant transformation, DELWP is recruiting to number of positions to work in the newly created Energy Group. The Energy Group will play a key role in supporting Victoria’s transition towards a clean energy future and will work to ensure Victoria can achieve 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, as well as ensuring energy remains an essential affordable service for Victorians.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50930381/5093331
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Principal Policy Officer.docx (Word, 125KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sarah Sheppard/ Marwa Khalaf
(03) 9637 9388 / 0428234060

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 Principal Policy officer will work closely with the manager of the team,within one of the teams in either of the Energy Sector Reform division's two branches: Energy Retail & Consumer Affordability Policy and Energy Markets & Networks and possess outstanding analytical, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills, and bring a strong attention to detail in the development and delivery of strategic and effective energy policies and programs in Victoria.


  • Provide critical analysis, and source and review relevant information to formulate policy advice. 
  • Manage projects and policy reviews to support advice, assessment and policy development. 
  • Provide strategic and authoritative policy advice to senior management on policies and policy direction in relation to the Energy Sector Reform Division. 
  • Manage the preparation of submissions, reports, ministerial briefings and papers. 
  • Articulate and communicate information to, and liaise with, internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams working on policy issues.

The position requires high level inter-personal and stakeholder engagement skills, with the capacity to work flexibly across the Energy Group.  The role will liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The successful applicant will also be required to develop effective working relationships across the Division, metropolitan and regional offices and with other Groups within the Department

The multiple roles are fixed term flexible roles.

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, Sunday, 28 July 2019.

To apply online and for further information on position description and selection criteria visit

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