Senior Policy Officer, Fiskville Redress Scheme

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D00372
Closing Date: 07-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 30 June 2022
Attachments: PD - (FRS) D00372 Senior Policy Officer, FRS VPS5 (Sept 2021).docx (Word, 547KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Sandra De Lorenzo on 0429 517 228

Position Details

  • Full Time – Fixed Term (Until 30 June 2022)
  • VPSG5, $102,637 - $124,183
  • Melbourne - CBD


About Us

On 23 December 2014, the Victorian Government supported the establishment of a a dedicated redress scheme in response to the 2016 Final Report of the Inquiry into CFA Training College at Fiskville. The Scheme would provide financial and non-financial redress to Fiskville affected persons for the increased health risks they may have been exposed to due to the unsafe operational practices which occurred at the Fiskville training centre from 1970 until its closure in 2015.

A small specialist team in Redress Design, Police and Community Safety, will lead the design (until 30/06/2022) of the new Fiskville Redress Scheme. The scheme is for Emergency Service workers and community members who are suffering ill health as a result of exposure to toxic materials in the Fiskville area.

About the Role

The Senior Policy Officer works closely with the FRS project team, with counterparts in several other Victorian Government departments and agencies, and with key stakeholder groups. This role will suit an experienced and creative policy thinker who enjoys working in a dynamic and high performing environment operating at the forefront of reform across multiple subject areas.

Some of you duties will include:

  • Supporting the work of the Fiskville Redress Scheme (FRS) through government policy, program and framework development.
  • Providing strategic policy and program advice to inform key FRS government initiatives.
  • Managing and leading on government processes including Ministerial briefings, Cabinet, Parliament, budget, governance and reporting.
  • Analysing complex operational, policy and legal issues, interpret legislation and provide accurate legal solutions.

About You

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Technical Expertise:

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with a particular ability to analyse complex policy issues and provide accurate and strategic advice.
  • Demonstrated achievement and success in the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures in a reform or transformation context/project.
  • Sound knowledge of government processes, including Cabinet and Parliamentary processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare well-written, timely, concise, accurate and audience appropriate briefings and reports
  • Understanding of justice and policing portfolios.

For a full description of the Key Accountabilities and Key Selection Criteria please refer to the attached Position Description.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.


For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.


If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad


The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you

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