Policy Analyst

This is an exciting opportunity to work on fast paced and dynamic energy market reforms with a strong focus on improving outcomes for consumers within the Energy division of the Essential Services Commission.
Job Details
Department: Essential Services Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/ESC/D01514
Closing Date: 21-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: until 30 June 2019
Attachments: PD VPS 4 Policy Analyst.docx (Word, 50KB)

Contact: Sugi Sivarajan
03 9032 1300

Position Details

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for undertaking policy research and analysis to inform regulatory reforms to the Victorian energy sector that stem from the Independent Review of Victoria's Electricity and Gas Retail Markets. The role requires strong writing, policy and problem-solving capabilities with an outcomes and delivery focused approach. The role requires liaison with other members of the energy team and some involvement in our external stakeholder engagement with the retail energy businesses, consumer groups, and industry groups.

This role is in the Retail Market Review team, which is responsible for one of the Energy Division's major projects in implementing key recommendations from the Independent Review into the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets in Victoria.

Additional information on the role is contained in the attached position description.  Applications must be made through the VPS Careers website by midnight, 21 December 2018.  For further information regarding the role please contact Sugi Sivarajan, Project Manager – Regulatory Reform on (03) 9032 1300.

About us

The Essential Services Commission is Victoria's independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by a range of industries. The commission's functions include:

  • making regulatory decisions with respect to prescribed industries (including price determinations, licensing, customer protection and access disputes);
  • undertaking reviews and providing advice to Ministers on a range of economic and regulatory matters; and
  • administering the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme.

Be part of a highly respected and professional organisation that allows you to apply your knowledge while offering flexible working options and opportunities for professional growth. You'll be working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work.

How to apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • a professional cover letter outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to this opportunity;
  • a current resume; and a separate document addressing each of the key selection criteria, with each response limited to one paragraph per criteria. 
  • a separate document addressing each of the key selection criteria, with each response limited to one paragraph per criteria. 

Please note this role will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory criminal records check and qualification check.

You can apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.

The Essential Services Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, the commission will respond to requests for reasonable adjustments from applicants with disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your application.


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