Job Details

Senior Policy Officer
• Two-year Year Fixed Term Opportunity
• Newly established division leading the state-wide audit of combustible classing on building across Victoria.
• Culture underpinned by Building Confidence

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SCA/6012
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
File Attachment: pd - cladding - senior policy & reporting officer - pn6012 - g5.docx
Contact: Deputy Head, Luke Exell
Contact Details: 9618 9304

Position Details

We are seeking an experienced Senior Policy Officer who will develop the VBA's policy and reporting position on cladding-related operational issues.

By working closely with data analysts, project managers, building inspectors, building surveyors and other technical experts, this position will capture the anticipated lessons of this significant State government initiative. You will also work with the Divisional leadership to formulate advice on these matters for key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will possess policy capability to support the divisional leadership and report on learnings and progress to key internal and external stakeholders.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this position, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience preparing policy positions for government.
  • Proven experience in preparing accurate and succinct Board, governance and dashboard reports.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations to a range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Outstanding written communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, briefing memoranda and recommendations on complex issues.
  • Sound research skills and a capacity for systematic thinking and ability to analyse information and situations, identify      issues, assess impacts and propose options/recommendations based on sound rationale.

Why work for the VBA?

Work for the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and you will join a values-based organisation who invests in employees. Our value: We Problem Solve, We Work as One and We Deliver.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Amazing workplace in our award winning, heritage listed, 5-Star Green Star Docklands office
  • Employee learning and development opportunities

To find out more about why it's great to work for the VBA, visit 'Careers' at

Salary Details

Base salary in the Grade 5 range of $95,275 - $115,276 per annum (plus 9.5% super), will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.

Application Process

For full job details and to apply, click 'Apply Now' below.

The VBA job application process requires you to:

  • Upload your current resume, cover letter, proof of your right to work in Australia (citizenship or residency document or Australia working visa) and any qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page
  • Candidates are not required to address all selection criteria, only those listed in the questionnaire. 
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted
  • Standard recruitment practice applies, which may include interviewing, skills/competency testing, reference checking and/or other selection processes.

Applications due by midnight on Sunday 23 September 2018.

No agencies please.

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