Senior Policy Officer (two positions)

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VG/1694831
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: 24 months
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Policy Officer (Land) - VG1694831 - EPSP - Precinct and Land Coordinator General- VPS5 - March 2023 (1) (1).docx (Word, 208KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dominic Passaportis, Director Land Policy
0400 521 492

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for talented and passionate individuals to join the newly formed Precincts and Land Branch as a Senior Policy Officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Senior Policy Officer positions sit in the Land Policy and Coordination Team within the Precincts and Land Branch, Economic Policy and State Productivity Group and will support the Land Coordinator General to create the enabling environment to deliver priority government projects that require land and to facilitate a new approach to land policy, regulation, and legislation to support government's priority infrastructure, housing, and jobs objectives.

These roles require proactive self-starters with a passion for public policy, a good understanding of government processes and ability to work in a complex, fast-paced environment.

The successful candidates will demonstrate strong policy, analytical and communication skills.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  1. Demonstrated experience in policy development, analysis, coordination and reform processes or in the design, delivery, management or assessment of major projects or programs.
  2. Exceptional analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills and ability to identify innovative solutions to complex issues.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to develop project and policy documents and prepare complex briefs and reports.
  4. Highly developed interpersonal, collaboration and stakeholder engagement skills, including the proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to a positive team culture and a willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy which requires all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To be able to meet the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination requirements and for the department to meet its obligations under the OH&S Act, the department will request employees provide their vaccination information (including 3rd dose / booster) or evidence of an exemption throughout the recruitment process. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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