Senior Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights (Multiple Roles)

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DPC/FPSR/1805310
Closing Date: 17-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Policy Officer, ATOR - FPSR - ATOR - 1805310 - VPS5 - July 2024.docx (Word, 211KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Brett West, Director
0476 379 160 /

Position Details

2x Ongoing roles available

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for talented and passionate individuals to join the new Advancing Traditional Owner Rights Branch as Senior Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights to contribute to the ground-breaking work in the areas of truth, treaty, self-determination and cultural rights.

The responsibilities of the Advancing Traditional Owner Rights branch include leading redress and self-determination policy development, ensuring alignment between the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) and future Interim Treaty offers as well as undertaking shadow policy work on whole of Victorian Government programs and reforms impacting Traditional Owners.

As the Senior Policy Officer, Advancing Traditional Owner Rights, you will contribute to and lead advice provided to the Minister for Treaty and First Peoples, the Premier, the Secretary and the Senior Executive Group on policy matters related to Traditional Owner rights and interests. You will also undertake shadow policy analysis and engagement on Victorian Government programs and reforms impacting Traditional Owners (including planning, land and waters, environment and infrastructure) to ensure Traditional Owner rights and interests are fully understood and considered, including in the context of Treaty outcomes.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Analytical conceptual and problem-solving skills with demonstrated experience in policy analysis and advice to inform government policy and programs relevant to the Treaty and First Peoples' portfolio
  • Highly developed written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and edit complex briefs, correspondence, submissions and reports
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels and from different backgrounds and organisations
  • Strong project management, planning and organisational skills

Please note that awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and aspirations and Aboriginal affairs policy, legislation and frameworks relevant to Victoria are desirable requirements of this role.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DPC employees be fully vaccinated.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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