Senior Policy Officer - Basin Plan MER

• Opportunity to join the Partnerships and Sector Performance Division

• Lead the strategic coordination and delivery of Basin Plan

• Location: East Melbourne

The Water and Catchments Group (WCG), in partnership with water corporations and catchment management authorities, is responsible for effectively managing Victoria’s water resources to meet future urban, rural and environmental needs.
Job Details
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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/931321
Closing Date: 21-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
Attachments: PD_VPS5_ Bain Plan MER policy officer (FINAL).docx (Word, 111KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Luisa Ermacora, Manager Strategic Programs
03 9637 8702

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.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Policy Officer to lead the continued development of Victoria's approach, reporting under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Working in an area where government policy and environmental management intersect, they will influence Basin Plan monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) functions that are still in their formative stage.  The right candidate will have strong relationship and project management skills and will be keen to make a difference in an area of complex public policy.

You will work with different teams across the Department including, environmental watering, water quality and salinity, water trade, and community engagement. The ability to understand highly technical issues, combined with an understanding of the strategic policy context and a good understanding of working in government will allow you to do the job well.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2020.

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, 21 February 2019.

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