Policy Officer

• Opportunity to work in the newly created Energy Group

• Provide policy advice

• Location: Melbourne CBD

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.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50934364
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Policy Officer.docx (Word, 109KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Marwa Kahalf/ Sarah Sheppard
0428 234 060/ (03) 9637 9388

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 role involves leading policy research, analysis and development, ensuring delivery of significant energy program initiatives, informing legislative and regulatory reforms, and undertaking senior stakeholder management within one of the teams in either of the Energy Sector Reform division's two branches: Energy Markets & Networks and Energy Retail & Consumer Affordability Policy.


  • (Energy Markets and Networks roles only) Lead and contribute to the development of complex energy policy relating to national electricity and gas market reforms and hydrogen policy, network policy, renewables policy or national institutions.
  • (Energy Retail and Customer Affordability Policy roles only) Provide authoritative, clear and timely policy advice in relation to the Government's energy fairness reforms and other energy consumer policy matters, as required.
  • Prepare accurate, concise, timely and relevant advice and documentation, briefings, correspondence, submissions and reports to articulate complex concepts for a range of audiences including Ministers and departmental executives.  
  • Generate sound policy options and identify, analyses and successfully influence relevant policy proposals and associated strategy and policy development across government.
  • Ensure that programs and projects are successfully delivered, identifying and managing project risks, creating efficient business systems and execution strategies.
  • Articulate and communicate information to, and liaise with, internal and external stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have a strong focus on detail, coupled with strategic policy leadership experience. The position requires high-level interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, including the capacity to work flexibly across the Energy Group. 

There are multiple fixed-term positions.

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 www.careers.vic.gov.au

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