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Full Job Description
  • $87,640 to $99,438 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term / 18 months
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood (flexibility may be available)

The position of Policy Officer forms a part of the Animal Welfare Victoria Agriculture Regulatory Policy branch within Agriculture Victoria Group. The Animal Welfare Victoria and Agriculture Regulatory Policy Branch brings together agriculture and animal welfare policy and regulatory functions across the Agriculture portfolio. The Branch’s program covers policy development and implementation, administration and support of regulatory functions, and compliance and education services for agriculture and animal welfare. Within the Branch, Prosecution Services also undertakes activity on behalf of other internal and external regulators.
This position will support policy and legislative reform projects for animal welfare and biosecurity.
The successful candidate will be agile and able to manage multiple priorities to tight deadlines. They will be a problem solver and able to work independently or collaboratively to achieve high quality outcomes. They will be a strong team player, ideally with experience working on policy and legislation projects. The position requires strong research, communication and analysis skills.
Reporting to the Manager, Legislative Reform, the key accountabilities of the role will include:

  • Contribute to the work of the Legislative Reform team, including assisting with animal welfare and biosecurity policy and legislative reform topics and projects.
  • Identify and undertake research, develop policy options and provide high quality policy advice to a range of audiences on complex policy and regulatory issues.
  • Prepare fit for purpose briefings, policy papers, ministerial correspondence and analysis as required for the Minister, manager and senior management and other diverse stakeholders. Analyze and track media, social media and other relevant sources to support understanding of context and emerging issues.
  • Establish relationships and networks in the team, branch and across the department to consult with in development of policy, legislative and other tasks as required.
  • Identify emerging risks to project and recommend where escalation of issues and mitigation strategies are required.

For a confidential discussion, please call Michael Ingramm, Senior Policy Analyst on 0436 643 288.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.
For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.
How to Apply
Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the first five key selection criteria outlined in the position description.
Applications close at midnight on 4 May 2021.