Senior Project Officer - Statutory Reform

Fantastic opportunity to work with a high-performing team and use your project experience to deliver a suite of key projects for Government.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50938554X
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Fixed term - flexible
Attachments: PD - PN 50938554 Senior Project Officer - Statutory Reform to 30 June 2023.docx (Word, 135KB)

Contact: Michael Orford
0427 004 684

Position Details

The Senior Project Officer - Statutory Reform will work in a team to deliver a significant package of planning reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions to improve the efficiency, quality, outcomes and timeliness of decision-making processes. The role provides a key linkage between the development of planning policy and its implementation through planning schemes, legislation and regulation. This position will provide high level statutory advice and lead and support the policy development and statutory implementation of significant planning reforms.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant qualification in land use planning and demonstrable experience in working with strategic and statutory planning systems is mandatory.
  • Extensive experience in, and knowledge of statutory and strategic land use planning within a metropolitan and regional planning context in Victoria is required.
  • An understanding of significant government policies and strategies, combined with a sound knowledge of government processes involved with progressing project plans, budgets, strategy, policy, planning scheme amendments, regulation and legislation is required.

This is a fixed term position available for a period until 30 June 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 Thursday, 30 June 2022.

Other relevant information:

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

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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