Manager, Policy and Standards

Opportunity to join the recently established Office of Bushfire Risk Management (OBRM) in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The Office leads and co-ordinates the development of an end–to-end framework for evidence based fuel management across all land tenures in Victoria. We offer interesting work in a dynamic environment, with a flexible and positive culture. Come and join us!
Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50942640
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2022
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50942640 VPS6 Manager Policy and Standards PD.docx (Word, 184KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Beth Roberts
0457 532 578

Position Details

The Manager leads OBRM's Policy and Standards team. The position is responsible for leading a small team to provide policy advice on Victoria's strategic approach to fuel management including the development of contemporary standards and targets – an important part of reducing Victoria's bushfire risk and managing the monitoring and evaluation framework in support of this.

The Manager, Policy and Standards is a member of the division's senior leadership team, contributing to the delivery of group and departmental priorities, and to building an inclusive and high performing workforce that is customer focussed, collaborative, professional and engaged. The position strives to achieve excellence, efficiency and build a high performing culture.

If this sounds like something you are interested in – we'd love to hear from you!

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in science, law, economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management, business management or similar is desirable.  
  • Experience leading cross-disciplinary teams to deliver high priority projects in a complex operating environment is essential.

This is an ongoing position.

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 Wednesday, 2 February 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.

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.


From here...