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Policy Officer (VPSG4)

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Job Ref:  VG/931689
Employer:  Department of Environment and Primary Industries (VIC)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

  • Deliver high quality policy and advisory services 
  • Conduct complex research and analysis 
  • Location: East Melbourne Victoria is reforming the way it manages its forests and we are looking for a Policy Officer who can directly contribute to this.

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.

 Victoria is reforming the way it manages its forests and we are looking for a Policy Officer who can directly contribute to this. The Policy Officer within the Forest Policy and Planning will lead change, reform practices and help Victoria create and modernise high quality forest policy. for the Forest Policy and Planning unit. This role will apply strong technical content knowledge, conduct complex research and analysis and support the creation of policy, strategic advice and legislative instruments.

You will be able to identify emerging complex or highly sensitive issues, risks and trends impacting on the successful achievement of objectives and priorities and develop innovative solutions and options.

For this reason, candidates must have policy development skills, along with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; coupled with an analytical mindset with a natural inclination to solve problems. Tertiary qualifications in forest or environmental science, economics, public policy or another relevant degree is an advantage.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 3 years.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Thursday, 30 August 2018.

To apply online and for further information on position description and selection criteria visit

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