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Policy Officers

Hudson - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Work as part of a team to support and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of youth focused policy initiatives

Temporary Full Time Role for 2 years
Location - Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo or Coffs Harbour preferred. Other Regional NSW locations will be considered.
Annual salary $97,152 - $107, 541 + plus super and leave entitlements
Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW

The Department of Regional NSW is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state's mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

The Regional NSW Cluster welcomes and encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. The Department of Regional NSW provides dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in April 2020 as a central agency for regional issues and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments/regions and strong economic prosperity.

The Department of Regional NSW is partnering with Hudson Canberra on a project to identify a number of high performing individuals for critical roles supporting the growth and prosperity of Regional NSW communities. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to truly make a difference for the future sustainability of Regional NSW.

About the role

In the role of Policy Officer, you will work as part of a team to support and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of youth focused policy initiatives to contribute to the delivery of programs that support Government commitments to regional communities. This role will be involved in delivering results for supporting the growth and sustainability of youth across Regional NSW.

In addition, some of the key responsibilities will be:
Provide a range of policy and program support services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining project documentation and implementing and monitoring project plans, to ensure policy and program outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope
Prepare and maintain documentation for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to ensure accessibility of quality information and contribute to the achievement of project outcomes.
Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committees and consultations to facilitate exchange of information and support policy and program completion in line with plans.
Source, collate and compile data and information to identify emerging issues and track and report on progress against established milestones and deliverables.
Undertake research and analysis, identifying trends and preparing project briefs, to support informed decision-making and planning.

About you

You will have experience in policy development and project management including the ability to manage multiple activities with competing timeframes, set priorities, meet deadlines and work as part of a team. You will have sound skills in providing advice on a range of issues to management and stakeholders in government and industry.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:
Experience developing diverse policy initiatives
Demonstrated experience initiating and supporting partnership projects with a range of industry and government stakeholders
A passion for improving the lives of people living and working in regional NSW
Knowledge of government programs, decision processes and probity requirements
Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training

For further information, please review the role description at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/policy-officer-239115 or contact Maryane Bogovic - Executive Consultant - Policy & Program via email nswjobs@hudson.com or phone (0411 574 140)

How to Apply

If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via the online portal at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/policy-officer-239115 . We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Applications through email will not be accepted

Applications close on Sunday 11.59pm on 2nd May 2021

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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