Senior Policy Officer

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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 - CBD
Reference: VG/50947504A
Closing Date: 15-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2024
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Policy Officer.docx (Word, 606KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Georgina Glanfield
0427561069 or

Position Details

The Senior Policy Officer is part of the Flood Inquiries Taskforce team, who are responsible for coordinating and driving DEECA's engagement with the Victorian Government's Parliamentary Inquiry into Victoria's major flooding event of October 2022 (the Inquiry). Through a partnership approach, the Flood Inquiry team will work across the department to coordinate requests for information, government's response, implementation of recommendations and reporting.

The Senior Policy Officer will work collaboratively across the division and with key partners within and externally to DEECA to ensure effective processes are in place to support DEECA involvement in the Inquiry.  In this role, you will build relationships and use influence to coordinate across DEECA and further policy objectives. The position requires strong policy and critical thinking skills, contextual awareness to navigate a dynamic environment, in addition to project management skills, to ensure DEECA input and processes are timely and well-targeted and delivered successfully. The position also requires Emergency Management or Water policy experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead engagement with the Parliamentary Inquiry from a DEECA wide perspective in supportive team with a culture of flexibility.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience in Emergency Management and/or Water policy is highly desirable.
  • Tertiary qualification(s) in public policy, law, natural resource or environmental management or similar is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2024. 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 Sunday, 15 October 2023.

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.

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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