Local recruitment: Policy Officer

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government

Dickson ACT, Australia 🇦🇺

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $91,315 – $104,509 plus superannuation
Position No: 36228, several
Directorate:Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 June 2022
Contact Officer: Johannes Botha on [email protected] or (02) 6207 1773

Details: The Conservation and Water Planning and Policy Branch comprises four sections focused on Biodiversity Planning and Policy, Biosecurity and Agriculture Policy, Parks Planning and Policy, Environmental (Strategic) Planning and Water Policy.

The branch develops, administers, and oversees implementation of several key environmental and conservation strategies, policies and plans to support the environment and the community. The Branch is responsible for legislation relating to nature conservation, fisheries, biosecurity, biodiversity, and water. The Branch also provides policy support for the Directorate’s engagement in inter-jurisdictional fora including on biodiversity, biosecurity, environment, water, and primary industries.

We are recruiting for two permanent positions, outlined below. The positions are all opportunities for highly motivated candidates to progress environmental planning and policies for biodiversity conservation and environmental outcomes in the ACT. We also will create a merit pool from the applications of people who may be suitable for other positions of similar duties at this level within the branch.

The current vacancies include:

  1. P36228, ASO6 – Policy Officer, Biodiversity Policy and Planning
  2. P26777, ASO6 – Policy Officer, Biodiversity Policy and Planning

These positions will work to the Director Biodiversity Planning and Policy to:

  • Assist the section with coordination, research and analysis, and policy development on biodiversity conservation, including in relation to threatened species, threatened ecosystems, threatening processes and other biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Undertake relevant ACT government stakeholder consultation and liaison on biodiversity conservation issues, which may include secretariat support to committees.
  • Manage projects that support development or implementation of biodiversity and nature conservation policies and plans.
  • Manage reporting and policy input including briefs, ministerial correspondence, reports, and legal instruments as required.
  • Contribute to the work of the branch as required.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

Your suitability for any of these positions will be assessed based on your Skills, Knowledge and Behaviour in relation to the Duties/Responsibilities and any other Eligibility/Other requirements listed in the relevant Position Description.

Expertise in the application of GIS and spatial analysis in the natural environment context would be highly regarded, but not essential.

Note: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. These positions will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to apply: Applications should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages addressing all the Selection Criteria in relation to the primary duties/responsibilities and eligibility/other requirements of the role, and a current curriculum vitae with the contact details of two referees.





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