Senior Network Policy Officer

About Us The Senior Transport Network Policy Officer translates broader strategies and aspirations for transport and land use into operational policies that address live issues about planning, operating, managing and maintaining the transport network. The role will suit someone who is looking to make a difference by providing practical solutions to complex issues. It often involves balancing competing objectives and bringing together multiple stakeholders to agree solutions.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/PPI/1658249/1
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: DTP - PD - Senior Transport Network Policy Officer PD.pdf (PDF, 155KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Agatha Arvanitakis

Position Details

The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.

Working in the Victorian Public Service comes with many benefits including

  • Flexible work arrangement policy
  • Ability to purchase annual leave
  • Regular working hours
  • In house training programs and on the job skills development and coaching
  • Internal transfer and Secondment opportunities
  • Study leave
  • An organisation that is supportive, respectful, collaborative and inclusive

About the Role

Problem solving: This role leads the development of solutions (including processes, policies and frameworks) for multifaceted problems that involve complex and often competing domains of interest relating to operating, managing and maintaining the transport network, particularly the arterial road network.

Curiosity & passion to ask why: Apply well-reasoned judgement to ethical, technical, political and economic considerations to establish solutions to problems

Make a difference: This work seeks ways to meet community needs and expectations for transport and land use, while taking account of stakeholder views and constraints such as current legislation and financial impacts.

Working with others: The role works in close collaboration with subject matter experts, technical experts and policy users across DTP and associated authorities and agencies.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in applying well developed specialist skills to provide appropriate and timely responses to complex customer issues to develop and disseminate guidelines, standards and toolkits in relation to the design and operations of the transport network, particularly the road network.
  • Experience in leading research and analysis to support development of future policies and directions.
  • Well-developed skills in communication, negotiation and influencing and experience in using those skills to achieve successful policy or operational outcomes

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage resources, to deliver an agreed scope of work, within agreed time, cost and quality expectations, to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to build constructive and effective internal and external relationships which result in mutual benefit to all parties
  • Experience in coaching and developing staff to build capability and deliver sound policy and/or operational outcomes.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport and Planning is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.  We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy, and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.

More information is available in the attached Position Description.  

How to Apply

Applications close 11.59pm on midnight Thursday, 2nd February 2023

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Agatha Arvanitakis,

To be considered up to date vaccinated, you must have been administered COVID-19 vaccines as determined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). DoT is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum).

Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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