Senior Policy Adviser

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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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/EMVTBC-MAY24
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 24 months
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 Senior Policy Officer - DRFA.docx (Word, 539KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Farooq Mohammad on 0447 316 427
farooq.mohammad@erv.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Senior Policy Officer within Emergency Management/ Emergency Recovery Victoria
  • Full time, 2-year contract
  • Attractive VPS 5 salary between $ 106,534 - $128,897 + superannuation

Emergency Management, within the Department of Justice and Community Safety works closely with government and agencies across the emergency management portfolio. The group is led by the Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management. Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities and statutory entities and offices.

 

What does the business unit do?

Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities delivered through Emergency Management Victoria, Emergency Recovery Victoria, Sector Performance and Reform and emergency management statutory entities and offices. The work of the group supports the emergency management sector to work together and to strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, government, agencies and business to achieve our shared vision of safer and more resilient communities and to rebuild and recover after an emergency.

Emergency Recovery Victoria

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) is responsible for state and regional coordination for all emergencies to help communities build back better and emerge stronger. ERV is a division within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Working directly with impacted communities, all levels of government, agencies and industry, ERV coordinates real, effective and timely support that communities need to recover after a major emergency. As well as providing strategic leadership on whole-of-government recovery activities and delivering state recovery outcomes, ERV supports locally led recovery efforts to support councils and ensure that community is at the centre of recovery.

The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA) Strategic Team within the Strategy and Policy Branch of ERV will be responsible for initiating and delivering system and process reforms to ensure Victoria continues to maximise cost-sharing with the Commonwealth Government under the DRFA. The team will work collaboratively across the organisation and broader sector to identify and implement process and system improvements to the DRFA to ensure the efficiency and adherence to the requirements.

What will the role do?

  • Support implementation of strategic reforms and system improvements to maximise cost-sharing with the Commonwealth Government under the State-Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)
  • Support system and process improvements for Victoria under the DRFA to improve efficiency and effectiveness, including through close engagement and consultation with relevant stakeholders.

What skills and knowledge should the Senior Policy Officer have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Understanding of government process (including at the local, state and federal levels) and policy development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated skills in mapping end to end processes along with identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Experience managing broad group of stakeholders across multiple levels of government.

If you have any queries, please contact Farooq Mohammad, Director, Recovery Strategy and Policy, via farooq.mohammad@erv.vic.gov.au.

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 02 June 2024.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

 

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.

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

 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.


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