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Multiple Policy and Senior Policy Roles (VPSG4)

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Employer:  Department of Environment and Primary Industries (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

About EPA Victoria (EPA)EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

Policy Officer and Senior Policy Officer positions

Multiple VPS4.1 and VPS5.1 Policy Officer positions, Policy and Regulation Unit.

EPA Victoria aspires to create a healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria.  By effectively regulating pollution in Victoria, the EPA strive to preserve healthy waterways, safe land, clean air and minimise environmental disturbances for Victorians.

As a Policy Officer or Senior Policy Officer, you will be a member of a dynamic team making an essential contribution to the most significant environmental regulation reforms in Victoria since the Environment Protection Act was introduced. 

In this role, you need to be a lateral thinker, fast learner, and focussed on getting the job done. You should enjoy being part of a supportive team working on complex problems across a range of stakeholders. 

What you will bring to the role

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An interest or experience in in strategy, regulatory, or policy design, systems thinking,     implementation and evaluation.

How to Apply

For further information on this role, please refer to the position description. Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • Cover letter which addresses your experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • Resume which includes contact details of two referees
  • Completed application form

Applications close midnight on Sunday, 27 May 2018

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Dan Keely, Manager, Policy and Regulation. Please email Dan at with your phone number and we will be in touch.

For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description. 

All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made. 

Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required. 

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force. 

If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842. 

EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to similar roles within a 12 month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered. 

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit

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