Local recruitment: Senior Policy Officer

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Policy | AdvisoryPolicy | Client Education
Job location:StatewideSydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:520978
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 9/10
Closing date:07/07/2022 – 11:55 PM

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?
Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Senior Policy Officer
  • ongoing full-time opportunity, flexible NSW location available
  • Salary relative to experience, and starts from $113,343 + super

Our Urban Water team in the Resilient Cities and Towns Branch is currently seeking a Senior Policy Officer. As a Senior Policy Officer you will lead policy and project work supporting the Manager, Urban Water Policy to drive urban water policy reform, and ensure high-quality advice is provided to Departmental Executives and to the Minister on water policy issues affecting NSW’s cities and towns. The Senior Policy Officer also coordinates consultation with stakeholders across the department, cluster and government sector to enhance urban water outcomes for people and communities of NSW.

About You

As the Senior Policy Officer Urban Water Policy, you will lead research and consultation on the development of new urban water policy initiatives, develop evidence-based policy positions and high-quality written materials including whole-of-government submissions to water utility operating licence and pricing reviews. You will critically analyse reports, external policy proposals and cabinet submissions to prepare high-quality advice in various forms to support DPIE Water Executives and the Minister.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in policy, law, public sector administration, or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training. 
  • Sound experience in undertaking all aspects of the policy process – including research, consultation, development, implementation, review and evaluation.
  • Sound knowledge of the processes of government.
  • Sound knowledge of processes for the planning and delivery of water services, water resource management, land use planning, or the principles of integrated water cycle management.  

We offer flexible work from home arrangement and supportive team environment to ensure you develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Policy Officer Urban Water Policy

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.

Applications close 7 July 2022 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Rachel Watson via [email protected]

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.