Senior Policy Officer

Senior Policy Officer
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50937682A
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 May 2023
Attachments: PositionDescription- 50937682 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer_Nov22.docx (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nicola Waldron
0457 515 761

Position Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Policy and Strategy Unit, in the Land Management Policy Division, to implement to Marine and Coastal Strategy 2022 (The Strategy)

The Senior Policy Officer will lead and support the delivery of key activities in the Marine and Coastal Strategy 2022. The role will contribute to the advice on marine and coastal planning and management, including marine spatial planning (MSP), and work to commence Victoria's first MSP process.

The role requires a professional who is efficient and driven to achieve results and has strong teamwork skills. The role also requires strong project planning and management, research, communication and negotiation skills, as well as an ability to build and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of marine and coastal management and planning and/or marine spatial planning.
  • A tertiary qualification in science, environment, natural resource management, environmental law or similar. Qualifications in marine planning, marine science or ocean governance will be highly regarded.
  • Understanding and experience working with marine stakeholders, data, and/or marine environmental management.

This is a fixed term position available until 12 May 2023

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 4 December 2022.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

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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