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Senior Policy Officer, Governance Reform

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


• Keen for an opportunity to work in a flexible and collaborative team?

• Are you a critical thinker with experience in developing governance policy?

• Do you enjoy influencing and negotiating with stakeholders?

The role will lead and manage a diverse range of policy issues and reform projects

The Senior Policy Officer will work as part of a high performing team within the Forward Policy and Research Branch of the Forward Policy and Business Strategy Division of the Planning Group. The role will lead and manage a diverse range of policy issues and reform projects in the context of Victoria's land use planning system, with a focus on governance reforms for planning portfolio public entities leading to improved outcomes.

This work includes developing and recommending governance policy options, preparing advice on required legislative or other changes, preparing briefings and correspondence for Ministers and executives, and coordinating policy development across the Planning Group. The role will influence and negotiate across a wide range of government and external stakeholders to gain agreement to proposals which contribute to the delivery of better planning outcomes.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience in the development of policy particularly in relation to governance related matters is desirable.
  • Tertiary qualification in planning, social or public policy is desirable

This is a fixed term position available until 31 December 2022

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on 01 March 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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