Local recruitment: Senior Policy Officer

Queensland Government

Brisbane QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Policy and Legislation; Water Act Initiatives; Water Resource Management; Brisbane – Flexible

Operating from within Policy and Legislation business unit, you will be involved in undertaking research, analysis and providing policy and legislative advice and guidance on complex issues facing Queensland’s water sector. You will use your demonstrated knowledge of the water sector to help develop policy and legislative frameworks to support sustainable management of Queensland’s water resources.

Job details

Position statusFixed Term Temporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupPrimary Industry & Environment
Workplace LocationBrisbane Inner City,Flexible
Job ad referenceQLD/457193/22
Closing date02-Dec-2022
Yearly salary$105977 – $113167
Fortnightly salary$4062.10 – $4337.70
Job durationUntil 30th June 2023 with possible extension
Contact personSueanne Williams
Contact detailsPH: (07) 3199 8222
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Key Duties and Accountabilities: 

• Undertake research and analysis of water policy and associated issues to inform best practice stewardship of the state’s finite resources. 

• Prepare advice on a range of strategic policy, planning and regulatory issues relating to water policy and identify mechanisms for improvement to optimise sustainable development outcomes. 

• Contribute to the preparation of complex reports, submissions, briefing notes, legislation, presentations, speeches, publications, and correspondence. 

• Support the implementation of communication strategies for regulatory reform by preparing communication aids including information sheets, PowerPoint presentations and other material as required. 

• Work collaboratively with colleagues and with other levels of government, industry, and non-government organisations to achieve policy outcomes and deliver on Government commitments. 

• Represent the Department at State/Commonwealth conferences, internal/external meetings and committees and inter-departmental and inter-jurisdictional working groups.

• Provide quality assurance for all correspondence and documents including editing and proof-reading documents, and identifying errors and/or potential inconsistencies. 

• Exercise judgment to effectively manage competing priorities. 

• Other duties as directed and required.


As an individual contributor in the role of Senior Policy Officer, the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role:


• Demonstrates flexibility to changing expectations by proactively adapting own approach to reflect new requirements (Leads change in complex environments) 

• Gains insight into issues by analysing the available information in a critical manner (Makes insightful decisions)


• Communicates in a clear, succinct, and deliberate manner, adjusting the message so that it resonates with different stakeholders (Builds enduring relationships) 

• Welcomes challenges in the delivery of work and demonstrates persistence in working through obstacles (Drives accountability and outcomes)


• Actively seeks feedback and modifies approach to enhance own effectiveness (Pursues continuous growth) 

• Demonstrates respect and appreciation for legislation and policy frameworks by consistently operating to key standards (Demonstrates sound governance)

Role requirements 

• There are no mandatory requirements for this role however, however, tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience in natural resource management, environmental science and management or environmental law would be highly regarded. 

• Flexible work location arrangements will be considered for this opportunity to facilitate an adaptive and agile workforce. 

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Further information

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