Senior Policy Officer – Animal Welfare | Melbourne – Northern Metro | Victoria

Applications close at midnight on 11 September 2017

Job Details
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term – Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne – Northern Metro
Reference: VG/022245
Closing Date: 11-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 – $111,619
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: 022245 VPS 5 Senior Policy Officer – Animal Welfare PD 280817.docx (Word, 133KB)
Job Specification
Contact: Iain McLaren
0429 437 727

Position Details

SENIOR POLICY OFFICER – ANIMAL WELFARE

  • $92,253 – $111,619 (plus superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood  (flexibility may be available)

As a Senior Policy Officer in the Biosecurity Branch, you will be responsible for conducting the review of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals in Hunting (Revision 1) and the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals on Private Game Reserves Licensed to Hunt Game Birds, both made under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.  With excellent analysis and communication skills, you will use your exceptional project management skills and technical knowledge to conduct a comprehensive review of the above codes of practice, involving all relevant stakeholders.

Reporting to the Principal Policy Officer, Animal Welfare, your accountabilities will be to:

  • In line with the 2016-2020 Sustainable Hunting Action Plan and its objective of promoting responsible hunting, lead and coordinate the review of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals in Hunting (Revision 1) and the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals on Private Game Reserves Licensed to Hunt Game Birds;
  • Develop appropriate project documentation, including a governance framework and manage a project working group that scopes the extent of the review of each code and monitors deliverables, milestones, resources and budget and report on progress as required;
  • Provide timely and high quality advice on complex and sensitive policy issues and proposals and prepare and review quality reports, briefings and ministerial correspondence as required for the Minister, policy manager, and senior management;
  • Liaise, negotiate and collaborate across government and with a broad range of stakeholders on the review and development of revised codes, as well as develop a draft of the codes for public consultation and manage the release of that process in line with legislative requirements, including evaluation of received public submissions.

To be successful in this role, you will possess skills in:

  • Policy development, as well as knowledge and experience of welfare issues associated with animals in hunting activities in Australia, including awareness of key issues, relevant stakeholders and regulatory requirements.
  • Effective project management, to oversee a complex project from start to finish, and respond to unanticipated findings in a strategic and proportionate manner;
  • Problem solving: Ability to analyse and identify systematic problems, assess and interpret options and use research, experience and judgement to develop sound recommendations based on departmental standards.
  • Relationship building and communication (both written and verbal) to quickly form a productive rapport with people from diverse backgrounds interpret and communicate information clearly and in direct relation to the project requirements.

For a confidential discussion, please call Iain McLaren, Principal Policy Officer, and Animal Welfare on 0429 437 727.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 11 September 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Source: Senior Policy Officer – Animal Welfare | Melbourne – Northern Metro | Vacancies – Careers.vic.gov.au

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