Principal Policy Officer (Vpsg6) WZ-409

Principal Policy Officer (Vpsg6) WZ-409

19 Apr
Department Of Premier And Cabinet

19 Apr

Department Of Premier And Cabinet


The Social Policy and Intergovernmental Relations (SPIR) group brings together social policy expertise with coordination of the State's intergovernmental relations. SPIR is responsible for intergovernmental relations and the education, justice, health, families, fairness and housing, and community, security and emergency management portfolios.

The Community Security and Emergency Management Branch (CSEMB) provides high-level advice on a range of security and emergency management policy issues and undertakes strategic policy development projects. The branch's responsibilities include whole-of-government crisis and emergency management, security and counter-terrorism and government sector resilience and continuity.

The branch has departmental responsibility for liaison with the Justice (Emergency Management) Portfolio and other jurisdictions. CSEMB also manages protective security matters and provides secretariat services to support high-level government security and emergency management decision-making and implementation.

The Principal Policy Adviser plays a lead role in advising on security and government resilience policy. The position oversees provision authoritative advice to the Premier, Secretary and senior officers on the policy and strategic implications of security matters, including the access to, and management of, security classified information.

This role will lead

the Security and Government Resilience team to set CSEMB's business objectives of provision of policy and strategy leadership, and provide

authoritative expert advice on complex issues to the Premier, the Secretary and senior leadership across DPC on the policy and strategic implications of initiatives by Departments and agencies.

Ideally this role will be filled by a national security policy specialist with high level analytical and brief writing skills. This is an opportunity to advance your policy career and to assist the development of Victorian national security and emergency management policy.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place.

The closing date for this position is

midnight Monday 3 May 2021.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Applicants must be Australian citizens and will need to either hold or be eligible to obtain a security clearance (negative vetting 1 or higher).

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

a resume

a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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