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Senior Policy Officer.

Senior Policy Officer

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Reference: 3168621
Job Published: September 17, 2020 16:33

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Policy Officer with a background in Government AND Water Strategy. Must have prior experience within a government organisation and experience drafting policy relating to water strategy.
  • 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 Senior Policy Officer supports the development of the State Water Strategy for NSW Government. Provide strategic policy and legislative advice and coordination and undertake complex research and analysis for the development, coordination, implementation and review of policies and legislative frameworks to inform decision making relating to NSW’s Water Strategies.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Support the drafting and finalisation of the state water strategy and related program, by developing and reviewing policy and strategy positions, undertaking data analysis to ensure sound evidence based policy formulation, and seeking stakeholder input to inform policy on water strategy and water management
  • Manage and coordinate strategic policy development by preparing briefings and advice in response to Ministerial and Departmental Executive requests and support the delivery of the Division’s cabinet, legislative and regulatory programs
  • Provide advice to Executive on key water strategy issues affecting the State, identifying of key community, water management, political and community issues, providing briefings, reports and other documentation to support effective and informed decision making
  • Establish and sustain effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the cluster and state and federal public sectors as well as water users and other external stakeholder groups
  • Provide secretariat support function for multiple governance committees associated with development and delivery of the State water strategies program, participating in committees and working groups to deliver best practice and targeted water strategies
Essential Requirements:
  • Eligibility to work full-time in Australia (35 hours/week)
  • Extensive experience in strategy and/or policy drafting
  • 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
  • Broad understanding of water issues and relevant policy and legislative framework.
Please note, as we are experiencing very high volumes of applications, we ask you to apply via this advert on this platform, not via email or telephone as it assists with our monitoring and could be overseen. If you meet our client's requirements, we will contact you.