Senior Policy Officer (Solar Victoria)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/50942169/MORWELL/C
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: PPID-VPS5-Senior Policy Officer-PositionDescription-Jan23.docx (Word, 707KB)

Contact: Adam Casey
03 8508 1408

Position Details

Senior Policy Officer will play a crucial role in enhancing and improving Solar Victoria's suite of programs to enable access to clean and affordable energy and/or transport.

The Senior Policy Officer plays a crucial role enhancing and improving Solar Victoria's suite of programs enabling Victorians to access clean and affordable energy and/or transport. This position contributes to the design and implementation of Solar Victoria's key programs, by providing strategic policy advice and supporting program delivery, through evaluation, research and analysis of opportunities and risks.

Using strong communication skills, the position undertakes policy development and analysis and is proficient in scanning and analysis of options. This is an exciting position supporting the delivery of key Victorian Government programs delivered by Solar Victoria. The position includes consideration of future programs and how these can support the Victorian Government in achieving its strategic objectives as Victoria transitions towards a renewable energy future.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in high level policy and program development and implementation is desirable 
  • Knowledge of fiscal policy, energy policy, transport policy or climate change policy is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience working with government processes is desirable but not essential.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 Months. The work location for this position is Morwell. However, Flexibility may be negotiated for a base location of Melbourne CBD where requested

by the successful applicant.

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, 29 January 2023.

Other relevant information:

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 (3 doses) 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.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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

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