Senior Policy Officer - Major Projects

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/50945901JAN
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: PD - 50945901 Senior Policy Officer - Major Projects.docx (Word, 965KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Bonnie Ryan
0477 308 882 /

Position Details

A unique opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to take on the Senior Policy Officer - Major Projects position within the Metro Parks and Statutory Approvals team. The candidate will be responsible for providing policy and project advice and leadership to effectively deliver complex public land management projects, including land acquisitions, Crown property projects and public land administration.

A key focus of the role is supporting acquisition projects across Victoria. Working with a supportive team, the immediate priority project for the role is coordinating the implementation (compulsory land acquisition) of the historical inappropriate subdivision of 90 Mile Beach. The delivery of the 90 Mile Beach compulsory acquisition program will be in collaboration with Gippsland Land and Built Environment Programs team who will undertake the delivery of the on-ground acquisitions. Senior Policy Officer – Major Projects will provide project management leadership, budget bid preparation, government reporting, Crown land transfer, land reservation and management assignment.  The project will benefit the wider community by:

  • commencing the addition of approximately 600 hectares to Victoria's parks estate,
  • protecting native vegetation and habitat, including internationally significant waterfowl habitat; and
  • strengthening Gunaikurnai connection to and care of this Country.

In addition to 90 Mile Beach project there will also be opportunity to be involved with other acquisition and public land management projects.   

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in land management, planning, law, public policy, or equivalent is desirable, or relevant experience in one of these fields.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government policy, procedures and legislation relevant to public land, is desirable. Such as Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986, the Planning and Environment Act 1987 or the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

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 Wednesday, 1 February 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.

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