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Climate Change Principal Policy Adviser

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Climate Change Policy branch is leading a signficant program of work to implement the Climate Change Act 2017, which provides a legislative foundation to drive the transition to a net zero emissions, climate resilient Victoria by 2050. Key implementation measures include the development of five-yearly climate science reports and adaptation action plans for seven statewide systems complemented by place-based adaptation strategies. The Principal Policy Adviser role is a fantastic opportunity to influence how Victoria adapts to climate change and builds a resilient community and economy.
The successful candidate will have experience delivering complex policy projects and experience and / or knowledge of climate change adaptation policy and the use of climate science in decision making.
The role provides authoritative advice and leadership within government to ensure effective and integrated adaptation policies consistent with Victoria's Climate Change Act 2017 and represents the department in forums across government.
The role will build relationships across government while contributing to the leadership of the Climate Change Policy Branch by leading strategic initiatives and mentoring and coaching staff.
The Principal Policy Adviser provides authoriative advice and leadership to the Minister and Department's executive to ensure effective and integrated adaptation policies, consistent with the requirements of the Climate Change Act 2017.
The Principal Policy Adviser represents DELWP in forums across government and contributes to the leadership of the Climate Change Policy Branch by leading strategic initiatives, drawing together expertise from across the branch and mentoring and coaching staff to build capability in climate change policy and the work of government.
Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) including post-graduate qualification(s) in science, engineering, law, economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management or similar is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex policy projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in public sector administration, management and processes at a senior level, including provision of strategic advice to government and supporting timely government decision making.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of climate change adaptation policy and the use of climate science to inform government decision making is highly desirable.
This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months.
To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections.
For further information please refer to the attached position description.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 2 May 2021.

Other relevant information:
Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.
Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.
We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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