Senior Policy Officer

• Provide policy advice and develop regulatory and legislative reforms in relation to energy consumer policy

• Flexible working options

• Location: Melbourne CBD

The Senior Policy Officer will particularly focus on the development of regulatory and legislative reforms to the energy retail sector in line with the Government’s commitments
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/50932962A
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: VPS5 - Senior Policy Officer, Energy Consumer Policy.docx (Word, 107KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Adam Collins
03 9637 9661

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 Senior Policy Officer, Energy Consumer Policy, will be responsible for providing policy advice on, and supporting the implementation of, significant reforms to the energy retail market arising from the Victorian Government's ‘Energy Fairness Plan' and its response to the Independent Review of the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets in Victoria. Provide authoritative, clear and timely policy advice in relation to the Government's energy fairness reforms and other energy consumer policy matters, as required. Support the development and review of primary and subordinate legislation related to the Government's energy fairness reforms, including preparing documents for associated Cabinet and Parliamentary processes as required. Prepare accurate, concise, timely and relevant reports, research papers, briefings, correspondence, cabinet submissions, possible parliamentary questions and other documents as required by the Department's Executive and Minister, within specified timeframes.

The role requires a sound understanding of regulation and legislative reform and associated Cabinet and Parliamentary processes. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker with a demonstrated ability to provide authoritative, clear and timely policy advice.

This is a fixed term position for a period of 1 year.

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 23 June 2019

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