Regulatory Strategy Officer

Opportunity to protect Victoria's natural environment by assisting in the development of effective regulatory strategies and helping the community understand how to comply with the law.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50935140NOV
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2023
Attachments: Position Description - 50935225,50935140 Regulatory Strategy Officer VPS 3 .docx (Word, 179KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Brian Wearne
0438 018 679

Position Details

  • Do you want to protect Victoria's natural environment by developing effective regulatory strategies and helping the community understand how to comply with the law?
  • Can you explain complex concepts in simple language and link policy to operational delivery?
  • Do you want to help shape the role of a regulator, proactively supporting compliance as well as enforcing the law?
  • Do you want to work in a workplace that is supportive and has a great culture?

If so, the Conservation Regulator needs YOU!

The Regulatory Strategy Officer designs and monitors the implementation of regulatory interventions to address key environmental and compliance risks. Their role involves:

  • Understanding the environmental harms that the law is trying to address
  • Assessing the ways that the regulator is applying the law and encouraging compliance, and determining whether they are effective
  • Helping to develop new ways of responding to ensure better compliance and reduced harm

This includes developing and maintaining clear regulatory positions, statements, and guidance on how the Conservation Regulator interprets and intends to apply particular laws. This position also provides advice on policy and legislative processes including legislation reform on behalf of the Conservation Regulator.

The Regulatory Strategy Officer is a member of the Regulatory Strategy and Guidance unit which is focused on ensuring that the Conservation Regulator uses the most appropriate regulatory approach to address each priority regulatory risk. The unit works across the Conservation Regulator with internal and external stakeholders to identify priorities for regulatory clarity ensuring consistent application of the law to maximise compliance and reduce harm.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks, systems and processes and departmental processes
  • An awareness of regulatory craft and the interpretation and application of regulations.
  • Ability to translate regulatory and legal concepts to practical and effective regulatory information and guidance and operational activities.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2023.

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 capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 5 December 2021.

Other relevant information:

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

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit

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