Australia nationals: Policy Officer

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government

Canberra, ACT, AU

Details: The Conservation, Biosecurity and Water Policy and Planning Branch is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Biodiversity Policy team.The Biodiversity Policy team focuses on policy and planning for biodiversity conservation, environmental offsets and natural resource management. The team has key responsibilities for legislation relating to nature conservation, fisheries, implementation of the ACT Nature Conservation Strategy and provides policy support for environment and primary industries inter-jurisdictional fora. The team provides secretariat support for the work of the ACT Scientific Committee (a statutory committee established under the Nature Conservation Act 2014), and the Grassy Woodlands Stakeholder Group.
The successful candidate will be expected to support the Biodiversity Policy team, and other teams in the Branch in research and analysis across a broad range of biodiversity conservation, biosecurity, natural resource management and water policy and planning issues. The successful candidate will have good oral and written communication skills, including excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work within a team to deliver results under time pressure. The candidate will also have an understanding of government structures and processes for managing committees, procurement and projects.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Tertiary qualifications in environmental policy, environmental science, ecology, natural resource management or related disciplines are highly desirable. Demonstrated experience in policy development will be highly regarded.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: Please submit a written application addressing the Selection Criteria limiting responses to 350 word per criteria, along with your current curriculum vitae, listing two referees and their contact details.
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