Senior Policy Officer & Policy Officer

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Job Type:Full Time

Fixed-term full-time/part-time opportunities with the possibility for extension and/or permanency

Are you a policy specialist with good project, communication and research skills?

If yes, this opportunity is perfect for you!

Currently, there are two Level 6 Senor Policy Officers for an immediate appointment. One vacancy is up to May 2021, and the other until June 2021 (these vacancies may be extended).

Applicants that are found suitable in this process will be placed on a suitability list that will be used to appoint to similar opportunities that arise within the department over the next twelve (12) months. This process also allows the option to extend fixed term full time/part time appointments and/or permanently appoint.

About us

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector. We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make DMIRS a success.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

The positions

Within the Consumer Protection Division, the Legislation and Policy Directorate is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of consumer protection legislation and policy in accordance with the priorities set by the Department and the Government. The Directorate prepares advice for the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, Minister and Government regarding current, evolving or emerging policy issues to facilitate executive decision-making and facilitate government objectives.

As a Policy Officer, you will have experience either individually or as part of a team to formulate, implement legislation and policy. You will also undertake these tasks in consultation and negotiations with all stakeholders, manage your projects to meet timelines and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

As a Senior Policy Officer, you are responsible for ensuring quality and timely development, implementing and evaluating legislation and policy, and providing advice on complex policy issues. You will also oversee policy projects in a team environment, including policy officers' work, and maintain appropriate relationships with clients of the Directorate. You will possess highly developed project management, research and analysis skills to succeed in this role.

Please refer to the Job Description Form (JDF) attached for full position details.

These positions are located in Perth, (however, you may work at other sites as required).

Need further info? Click on the JDF below or contact Karine Broux, General Manager Legislation and Policy on (08) 6552 9246.

What are we looking for?

To apply, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter (of no more than two (2) pages) addressing the following;

Level 5 Policy Officer

a. Demonstrated skills and experience in developing, implementing and objectively evaluating legislation and policy.
b. Demonstrated well developed project management, research, analytical and conceptual skills.
c. Demonstrated experience in providing policy advice.

Level 6 Senior Policy Officer

d. Demonstrated skills and experience in developing, implementing and objectively evaluating legislation and policy.
e. Demonstrated highly developed project management, research, analysis and conceptual skills.
f. Demonstrated experience in providing high level policy advice on complex matters.

Note: If you wish to apply for both levels, address your cover letter to the highest classification (requirements of d, e and f).

You only need to submit one application for both position levels, and your application should indicates whether you are applying for one or both levels. In such circumstances, you may be contacted for an interview for both levels for which you are assessed.

Ready to join our team?

Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach documentation as requested above in the “what are we looking for?” section.

For tips on how to put together your application, or details about the process, you can find more information in the Applicant Pack attached below. You can also contact Jacqueline Gao on (08) 9222 3632 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Salary packaging options.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve, and an inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. The diversity of our workforce is our strength, it enhances our ability to be forward thinking as well as responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Friday, 5 March 2021(WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

- Applicant Information Pack
- Job Description Form - Level 5 Policy Officer
- Job Description Form - Level 6 Senior Policy Officer

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