Senior Policy Officer

The Senior Policy Officer will work as part of a high performing team to deliver a number of complex projects to improve building outcomes, with a focus on improving building ventilation settings and complementary regulatory systems.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50943906
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2023
Attachments: 50943906 VPS5 Senior Policy Officer - PD.docx (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Richard Wielga
0448 253 415

Position Details

Key workstreams include:

  • Contributing to the Safe Building Ventilation Program, which supports the Government's COVID-19 response by supporting safe ventilation settings for sensitive public settings. This work includes leading and contributing to strategic advice to support a number of whole-of-government work streams; and
  • Researching issues with insolvency across the sector, including payments to subcontractors through Security of Payment Act arrangements.

This work includes developing and recommending policy options, preparing advice on required operational or legislative changes, preparing briefings and correspondence for Ministers and executives, as well as influencing and negotiating across a wide range of government and industry stakeholders to gain agreement to proposals to achieve effective building policy and regulatory outcomes.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience in the development of policy, governance and project management particularly in a planning or a building related field, is desirable. Tertiary qualification in law, public policy, economics or a related discipline would be highly regarded.

This is a fixed term position available 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 Sunday, 25 September 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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