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Principal Policy Officer

Planning and Assessment - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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  • Unique Opportunity for Principal Policy Officers to join a collaborative team environment
  • Clerk Grade 9/10. Starting salary from $110,745 Per Annum (plus super and annual leave loading)
  • A number of temporary roles available with possibility of extension and/or conversion to ongoing
  • Location flexible

Our Planning and Assessment Division is currently seeking Principal Policy Officers to join the Office of Local Government (OLG) located in Nowra.

As a Principal Policy Officer, you will be joining a high performing Policy Team to deliver, monitor and evaluate diverse and innovative policy and programs to strengthen local government; support local government reform; and identify policy solutions to inform Government decision making. Working in a high-volume work environment, you will be providing high quality, timely responses to correspondence, briefings, and requests for advice from the OLG Executive and the Minister’s office. You will develop and maintain effective partnerships with councils and State Government agencies and consult with multiple stakeholders. You will work on projects, policy and program development, including scoping, developing and managing project budgets, and key milestone reporting. You will be accountable for reports, analysis, briefings and other forms of written advice prepared for the Office and Government.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of government, its operating environment and governing legislation
  • Appropriate Tertiary Qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training
  • Strong communications skills and ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholder groups
  • Advanced problem-solving skills with the ability to think & analyse and consider the broader context in order to provide practical solutions
  • Focused on delivering results

Enquiries: For further enquiries regarding the role please contact Tina Baldock on 02 4428 4145.
If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rosie Rivas at rosie.rivas@dpie.nsw.gov.au

About Us
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.

Applying for the role
Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: 11.55pm Wednesday, 10 February 2020

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working:
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.


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