Local recruitment: Trading Policy Officer

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Job type: Full time / 18 months

Job classification: VPSG4


Meg Pillai | 0439 494 764

Job attachments:

50803042 VPSG4 Trading Policy Officer – PD.docx

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 18 months

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $90,067 – $102,192

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/50803042/

Are you good with data and passionate about Victoria’s water markets? Are you looking for a role where you can develop your data analysis, project management, and policy skills while learning about Victoria’s water resources and markets?

The Trading Policy Officer provides a unique opportunity to combine those skills and interests to support effective water markets in Victoria that share our precious resources equitably and efficiently.

The Trading Policy Officer is responsible for the continued operation of Victoria’s water trading processes, maintaining trading rules in the Victorian Water Register and working with various stakeholders, including water brokers, to resolve issues related to water trade. The role collaborates with water market experts from agencies across the Murray-Darling Basin to support coordinated practices for trading water within and between states.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering, science, natural resource management, economics, or equivalent.
  • An understanding of Victoria’s water entitlement and market framework and knowledge of the Victorian Water Register.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 18 months.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 19 December 2022.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

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. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development