Policy Officer

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria’s trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government’s response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 01-Jun-2017
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: to 30 June 2019
Attachments: Policy Officer VPS G 3.1 PD May 2017.pdf (PDF, 224KB)

Policy Officer VPS G 4.1 PD May 2017.pdf (PDF, 227KB)

Senior Policy Officer VPS G 5.1 PD May 2017.pdf (PDF, 229KB)

Application Form.docx (Word, 26KB)

Contact: Dan Keely

Position Details

Multiple policy officers, Policy Regulation Unit

  • VPS 3.1 $63,629 -  $70,445 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation (fixed term until June 2019)
  • VPS 4.1 $78,773 - $89,375 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation (fixed term until June 2019)
  • VPS 5.1 $90,890 - $100,429 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation (fixed term until June 2019)
  • Opportunity to work on a range of policy challenges in air, water, waste, noise, contaminated environments, legal policy and regulatory reform.
  • Carlton location

Policy & Regulation Unit is seeking multiple officers across a range of classifications (VPS 3, 4 and 5) in fixed term positions.Policy officers are responsible for the development of good regulatory policy for EPA and the Victorian Government, including development and reviews of EPA legislation, regulations, statutory policy, other instruments and guidance material.

Policy officers contribute to different aspects of policy development including:

  • Problem identification and analysis
  • Option analysis
  • Solution design

Preferred candidates will have interest and/or experience in strategy/regulatory/policy design, systems thinking, implementation and evaluation. You should have strong analytical and problem solving skills and verbal and written communication skills. You should and enjoy being part of a team working on complex problems across a range of stakeholders. We are looking for lateral thinkers, fast learners, and people focused on getting the job done.

How to apply

Applicants should view position descriptions attached to this advertisement before applying.

Applicants should submit: completed application form addressing key selection criteria and role preferences and a resume.

Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Dan Keely, Unit Manager. Please email Dan Keely at dan.keely@epa.vic.gov.au with your phone number and we will be in touch.

Applications close Thursday 1 June 2017

If you would like further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description. Please include the contact details of two referees with your application. EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format such as large print, please email the Resourcing Co-ordinator at recruitment@epa.vic.gov.au or call 1300 372 842. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to contact the Resourcing Co-ordinator via email at recruitment@epa.vic.gov.au or by calling 1300 372 842 for advice and support with your application.

All applications will be treated confidentially. EPA Victoria is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We utilise merit-based selection. Therefore, you are not required to share personal information such as gender, age, culture etc. unless you so wish.

Please do not email your application.

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit www.epa.vic.gov.au

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