Policy Officer

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) is a statutory entity and is part of the Department of Justice & Regulation. EMV has responsibility for coordinating Victoria’s emergency management to prepare the State to respond to and recover from emergencies. We do this under the auspices of our vision of ‘safer and more resilient communities’.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EMV078
Closing Date: 22-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Policy Officer - EMV078.doc (Word, 839KB)

Contact: Abbey Shingler, Manager Executive Services
(03) 8685 1302

Position Details

Policy Officer

  • Challenging and engaging role
  • Full time Ongoing VPS position

EMV has an excellent opportunity for an experienced and passionate Policy Officer to join our Legal Policy and Executive Services directorate.

The key responsibilities for this role will include:


  • Prepare and contribute to business unit and Ministerial correspondence including undertaking investigatory and analytical work and preparing correspondence on sensitive issues.
  • Provide and coordinate the delivery of high quality ministerial support services to the Minister for Emergency Services ensuring that PPQs, Ministerial correspondence, Questions on Notice, Adjournment Debates and other Parliamentary business responses are provided to a high standard and meet required timelines.
  • Assist in preparing briefs, discussion papers, and reports as required for the Director, Minister, Secretary and other senior EMV and departmental officers on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Assist in the provision of strategic policy advice to the Director, and other senior EMV and Departmental officers and the Minister for Emergency Services on a wide variety of issues related to emergency management in Victoria.


About You

This is a demanding position and will require a person with the drive, commitment and resilience to perform effectively in a challenging environment.


To succeed in this role we are looking for:


  • Strong stakeholder management experience with a broad range of external and internal stakeholders;
  • Ability to maintain focus and energy in periods of high intensity and pressure;
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills which enable the achievement of shared outcomes.  

How to Apply:

Please click the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this advertisement.  Applications should include a resume and covering letter briefly outlining your skills and experience. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Abbey Shingler, Manager Executive Services on (03) 8685 1302.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Application close midnight on Sunday 22 October 2017.

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