Senior Policy Officer

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• Location: Melbourne CBD

Exciting opportunity to use your energy policy and regulatory experience to contribute to national and state energy market reform in the interests of Victorian energy consumers.
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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/50930439
Closing Date: 14-Jul-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS5 Senior Policy Officer 50930439_final.docx (Word, 128KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Erin Dempsey
0421558852

Position Details

The Senior Policy Officer, Energy Markets and Networks will be responsible for developing policy and regulatory reform that supports the Victorian Government's high-level objective to deliver safe, affordable, secure, reliable and sustainable energy to Victorian consumers. The Senior Policy Officer will work closely with other policy officers across the Branch to provide advice and progress energy market reform both at a state level and through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council including the implementation of regulatory reform for stand alone power systems and Victoria's energy licence exemptions framework.

The successful candidate will be required to develop and maintain strong networks across the Branch and broader Energy Group, as well as with other stakeholders such as central agencies. The ideal candidate will be adaptable, resilient and outcomes-focused, with a demonstrated ability to provide clear, authoritative and timely policy advice and see projects to their completion.

Specialist/Technical Expertise 

  • Tertiary qualification(s) including post-graduate qualification(s) in science, engineering, law, economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management, business management or similar
  • Strong experience with Government policy and regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current national and state energy policy and frameworks, particularly the Victorian energy licensing and exemptions framework and the regulatory framework for stand alone power systems.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills, and ability to develop innovative solutions to complex policy issues.

This is a fixed term position until 1 July 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 Knowledge and Skills sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

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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