Policy Officer, Heavy Vehicle Productivity

The Department of Transport 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. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/PPI/1683590/1
Closing Date: 09-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DTP - PD - Heavy Vehicle Productivity Officer.pdf (PDF, 146KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ben Atkinson
03 9811 8299

Position Details

About the Opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for, and work towards, resolving heavy vehicle operational issues to maximise the use of the road network for heavy vehicle operators.

  • Assess and delivery operational policies and projects that optimise the benefits of a safer and more productive heavy vehicle industry
  • Negotiate and influence key internal, and external, stakeholders to develop relationships that ensure the benefit of the significant investment in road infrastructure is maximised by the heavy vehicle industry
  • Provide sound advice and contribute to cross-functional and collaborative working relationships within Freight Victoria and other areas of DoT to achieve agreed outcomes and ensure flexibility to respond to program and access development needs

About You

  • Experienced developing and delivering policies and projects that deliver proven benefits to a broader community group
  • An understanding of the heavy vehicle industry, in the context of proving safe and productive solutions, is an advantage
  • Able to use interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain strong networks with internal and external stakeholders to progress work.
  • Able to assess complex issues and recommend the most appropriate solutions
  • Improvement focussed, proactive and able to resolve complex issues where policies, guidelines and/or precedent are not readily available.
  • Flexible and collaborative

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport 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.  

DoT is committed to inclusive recruitment with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women and gender diverse people, the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disabilities and those from Culturally and Linguistically diverse communities. That's why we encourage people in these groups to apply, even if you don't meet every single requirement, or your skills don't perfectly align. You might still be the right candidate or be the right fit for another role.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your experience against the key selection criteria.

For a confidential conversation about the opportunity contact Ben Atkinson on 03 9811 8299

Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday 9th February 2023

This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness. DoT is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum).


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