Senior Policy Analyst


Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions


Location negotiable, Victoria

Salary etc:

$101,120 - $122,348 p.a. + super. (VPSG5) Fixed-term.



The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

  • Fixed Term till 30 June 2022 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable (flexibility may be available)

We are seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to prepare and provide policy research, analysis, advice and recommendations on diverse and challenging policy and strategic land use planning issues facing Victoria's agricultural industries. Reporting to the Policy Manager, key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Undertake complex assessments and prepare high-level briefings, research papers and correspondence.
  • Identify research, analyse and make timely recommendations on agriculture industry and land use strategy, policy, planning and legislative issues.
  • Proactively manage the design, planning, delivery, reporting and evaluation of complex policy projects within tight timelines.
  • Establish networks and develop strategies to consult with and build support among key stakeholders for policies and programs.
  • Represent the Department at key forums within DJPR, with other departments, and at conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Deliver high-quality work on time and to a high standard and help foster a culture of excellence, responsiveness and flexibility.

To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding and practical knowledge of the policy drivers, challenges and opportunities faced by Victoria's agriculture sector or capacity to quickly develop that understanding. If you have the ability to influence and negotiate effectively with proven analytical and conceptual skills, including the ability to quickly assimilate new concepts and information to deliver solutions to policy issues, then this could be the position for you.

The position of Senior Policy Analyst forms a part of the Agriculture Policy Branch in the Agriculture Victoria Group. Our group works with industry and community stakeholders to support the agriculture, food and fibre sector to become more globally competitive, innovative and resilient. Agriculture Policy designs and delivers evidence-based policy and programs, and provides advice to support agriculture industries grow, adapt to risks and respond to new opportunities.

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