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Assistant Policy Officer.

Assistant Policy Officer

Job Title: Assistant Policy Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Parramatta Region
Salary: $44.36 p/h + Super
Reference: 3226771
Job Published: March 01, 2021 18:15

Job Description

We are looking for an Assistant Policy Officer with a background in State Government Policy 
  • Immediate start for a 3-month contract, likely to be extended!
  • Role is completely remote - no requirement to be on site!
  • Opportunity with NSW State Government 
Purpose of the role
The purpose of the Assistant Policy Officer is to undertake research, analysis and writing to support the development of policy.

Role Responsibilities:
  • • Undertake research in assigned areas and scan the external operating context, including the values and nterests of customers and stakeholders.
    • Prepare reports on research findings and other written material to contribute to the evidence base for the
    development of policy advice.
    • Provide assistance in the review and evaluation of policies.
    • Undertake assigned project work to facilitate the timely delivery of project outcomes.
    • Assist in the coordination of working groups, committees and stakeholder consultations to support
    stakeholder engagement in policy development.
    Key challenges
    • Developing an understanding of the complexities of inter-agency and inter-governmental processes and policy development as well as an understanding of the processes of Cabinet and Parliament.
    • Developing an understanding of effective policy development and stakeholder engagement methods.
    • Operating flexibly and being adaptable to move across the policy project team
Essential Requirements:
  • Eligibility to work full-time in Australia (35 hours/week)
  • Extensive experience in research and analysis
  • Detailed knowledge of the machinery of Government, including Cabinet and legislative processes and ability to understand and interpret a wide variety of legislation and expertise in policy development, implementation and review