Policy Analyst

Hobart, TAS, Australia 🇦🇺

Division profile:

The Tasmanian Climate Change Office provides climate change policy advice to the Premier, Ministers and the Government and works closely with all State Government Agencies, the Australian Government, Local Government, industry and the broader community.

The office will draw resources from across Government as required, build capacity within Agencies and implement the Tasmanian Government’s climate change action plan.

Position objective:

Undertake policy research and analysis, and contribute to the development of policy and the implementation of projects and initiatives undertaken by the Tasmanian Climate Change Office.


  1. Research and analyse policy issues relevant to the Tasmanian Climate Change Office and contribute to solutions, proposals and recommendations as they impact Tasmania.
  2. Assist with the development and implementation of policies and initiatives that progress the Government’s strategic direction and priorities in relation to climate change.
  3. Liaise and consult with State agencies, local government and other stakeholders on climate change policy issues.
  4. Assist with the administration of consultancies and funded projects, including preparation of approvals documentation and management of projects to achieve outcomes.
  5. Prepare a range of written documentation including ministerial and Cabinet documentation and correspondence, reports and briefing notes, speeches, media releases, promotional material, publications, website content and other material as required.
  6. Plan and deliver projects and initiatives that involve coordination with other team members, State agencies and external organisations.

Level of responsibility:

The Policy Analyst is responsible for providing authoritative advice on a range of climate change issues with an impact on the development and implementation of the Government’s strategies and priorities relating to climate change.

The position is required to work with sensitivity to the political and organisational context within which the Tasmanian Climate Change Office operates, and exercise initiative and sound judgment in liaising with a range of State agencies, local government, community organisations and other stakeholders.

Broad direction is provided but there is limited supervision of individual tasks. The officer is responsible for establishing and meeting deadlines and shifting priorities, in consultation with the supervisor, and for seeking advice and direction when required.

Reporting structure:

The Policy Analyst is responsible to the Assistant Director but may report to the Director, Climate Change Office, or other senior officers in relation to particular matters or projects.

Selection criteria:

  1. Sound understanding of climate change issues within a complex political, social and organisational environment within which the Tasmanian Climate Change Office operates.
  2. Sound knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of contemporary strategic planning, project management and policy development and implementation processes.
  3. High level research, analytical, including the capacity to think strategically, identify priority issues for attention and develop acceptable solutions consistent with government strategies.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to identify, prioritise and coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously, with limited supervision, including planning and completion of work activities within predetermined time frames, and management/coordination of small or medium projects and initiatives.
  5. Sound interpersonal and liaison skills, with the demonstrated ability to engage, liaise and interact constructively with a wide range of individuals and organisations from both within and outside the State Government, to advise on complex matters to non‑specialists and a capacity to persuade others to adopt a particular course of action.
  6. Well-developed written communication skills enabling the production of documents that are clear, accurate and concise, and understandable to a range of target audiences.

Desirable requirements:

A tertiary qualification equivalent to a Bachelor Degree or higher.