Senior Policy Officer

• Opportunity to work for the Energy, Environment and Climate Change

• Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• East Melbourne Location

This position will support the delivery of DELWP’s responsibilities for the Government’s infrastructure agenda through the provision of timely, authoritative policy advice to protect Victoria's strategic environment assets.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/814389JAN19
Closing Date: 24-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: Fixed Term - 12 months
Attachments: 814389 Senior Policy Officer Position Description.pdf (PDF, 161KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Infrastructure Coordination Manager
Lisa Opray - (03) 9637 9518

Position Details

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.

The Senior Policy Officer is required to:

  • Provide timely, authoritative policy advice to deliver on the Government's transport and renewable energy infrastructure agenda.
  • Provide whole-of-department coordination and advice across government for significant infrastructure projects and the Government's infrastructure reform agenda.
  • Provide advice on State and Commonwealth environmental approvals requirements, including coordinating and supporting DELWP, industry and public stakeholders through design and planning, assessment and approvals, operation and decommissioning of state­ significant projects.
  • Prepare timely and concise responses to Ministerial Correspondence that comply with the department's standards and guidelines.
  • Effectively communicate, negotiate and build strong and effective relationships with a range of individuals and groups, clients, peers, and other government agencies to support whole-of-departmental outcomes for key projects.

We are seeking someone who is proactive, uses their initiative and works well in team environments. The work environment is dynamic and fast moving. The projects we work on are complex and often challenging. We would like a problem solver who welcomes a challenge.

The successful candidate will have a preferred background in science or engineering, broad policy experience, sound understanding of the technical aspects of a range of infrastructure projects, strong background in internal government processes, experience in working with proponents and the ability to successfully develop and coordinate input into whole-of-government processes and key reform projects across the Department.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Thursday, 24 January 2019.

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