policy advisor in Melbourne CBD

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location
Melbourne CBD, Victoria
job type
Temporary
reference number
90M0310818_1498700076
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job description

Policy Adviser (VPS4)

Duties
▪ Develop and provide authoritative and high quality advice to the Premier, relevant Minister, and senior DPC executive on a wide range of matters of strategic and/or critical impact on policy development within the justice portfolios. This includes analysing and critically evaluating information and proactively identifying potential implications and risks of proposed policy options.
▪ Actively participate in and encourage others to support a positive organisational culture, and business and performance excellence within the Branch.
▪ Initiate, manage and maintain effective relationships both within and outside of DPC to assist in the delivery of Government policy in the justice portfolio.
▪ Under direction, provide clear, succinct and solution-focused written and verbal briefings and prepare correspondence on a range of complex and/or sensitive issues.

Skills and Experience
Policy skills: Proven ability to solve problems outside previous experience by applying models and concepts, and ability to critically evaluate policy proposals including identifying potential risks and providing solutions-focused advice.
Resilience, initiative and accountability: Demonstrated ability being comfortable with complexity, ambiguity, change and risk, in light of the changing and complex environment within which DPC operates. An ability to work in a sustained way and deliver results under pressure, including participation in both short and longer term pieces of work/projects.
Advanced interpersonal skills: Ability to read a situation using emotional intelligence and an understanding of different personality types and organisational cultures to identify when actions are required and what form these should take. Proven ability to establish effective working relationships with and between colleagues and key stakeholders.
Communication & presentation skills: Well developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to convey information simply to a range of audiences.
Detail focus: Enjoys making sense of information quickly, identifies quality of argument with limited information or knowledge, and is thorough and attentive to nuances in tone, style and content.

Senior Policy Adviser (VPS5)

Duties
▪ With limited direction, provide authoritative and high quality advice to the Premier, relevant Minister, and senior DPC executive on a wide range of matters of strategic and/or critical impact on policy development within the justice portfolios. This includes analysing and critically evaluating information and proactively managing potential implications and risks of proposed policy options.
▪ Actively participate in and encourage others to support a positive organisational culture, and business and performance excellence within the Branch.
▪ Prepare briefs, submissions and correspondence on a range of complex and/or sensitive issues, with limited revisions from the manager and executive team in the Branch.
▪ Initiate, manage and maintain effective relationships within DPC and with key justice agencies to assist in the delivery of Government policy in the justice portfolio.
▪ Represent the Department on inter-agency committees.

Skills and Experience
Policy skills: Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills and a proven ability to provide authoritative solutions-focused advice on complex social policy matters. Professional experience working within the justice policy area would be of great advantage.
Resilience, initiative and accountability: Demonstrated ability being comfortable with complexity, ambiguity, change and risk, with advanced strategies for ensuring achievement in light of the changing and complex environment within which DPC operates. A proven ability to work in a sustained way and deliver results under pressure, including overseeing both short and longer term pieces of work/projects.
Advanced interpersonal skills: Ability to read a situation using emotional intelligence and an understanding of different personality types and organisational cultures to identify when actions are required and what form these should take. Proven ability to establish effective working relationships with and between colleagues (both within and outside DPC).
Communication & presentation skills: Highly developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to convey complex information simply to a range of audiences.
Detail focus: Enjoys making sense of large volumes of complex information quickly, identifies quality of argument with limited information or knowledge, and is thorough and attentive to nuances in tone, style and content.

skills

Policy & Legislation
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