Local recruitment: Senior Policy Officer

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Department:Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type:Ongoing – flexible
Job Function:Policy
Work Location:Melbourne – CBD
Closing Date:29-Nov-2021
Salary Range:$102,637 – $124,183
Job Duration:N/A
Attachments:PD VPSG5 50934083 Senior Policy Officer SPP Intergovernmental.docx (Word, 174KB)

Contact:Steve Wickson
0436 951 406

Position Details

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan commenced in 2012 and was developed to improve the health of the river and its floodplains by putting aside water for the environment. This role sits within the Strategic Planning and Programs team in Intergovernmental branch. The team is responsible for coordination and delivery of the expanding Basin Plan Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) obligations and supports delivery of Basin Plan Joint Programs.

In this role you will be responsible for coordinating Victoria’s response to matters relating to Basin Plan implementation, including obligations under relevant Intergovernmental Agreements. You will also represent the Department at interjurisdictional forums and provide strategic advice to senior executives within Water and Catchments, the Secretary and the Minister. Basin Plan reporting covers a broad range of areas, for example: environmental watering, water quality and salinity, water trade and local community involvement. MER is critical to ensuring the way water is managed works and is on track.

The role will suit an organised, energetic person with strong relationship and project management skills to deliver on Victoria’s obligations. With an opportunity to influence functions, you will also work with other Basin jurisdictions and the Commonwealth to support Basin Plan implementation.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Specialist/Technical Expertise • A relevant qualification and/or experience in natural resource management and/or reporting policy is desirable, but not essential.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of working in government is needed.

This is an ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 29 November 2021.

Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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Apply by 29 November, 2021