Department of Industry Careers – Senior Policy Officer

Website Department of Industry

Job Description:

The Climate Change Division (CCD) supports Australia’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to effective global action on climate change, and support technological innovation in clean and renewable energy, through developing and implementing a national response to climate change.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare New Policy Proposals, discussion papers and reports.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform government policy.
  • Provide advice to the Clean Energy Regulator and the Government on emissions avoidance methods under the Emissions Reduction Fund.
  • Design and manage projects aiming at reducing emissions in the livestock sector through the research, development and deployment of innovative technologies.
  • Manage consultancies and contracts, including developing Approach to Market proposals and grant guidelines in consultation with AusIndustry.
  • Engage constructively with stakeholders across the Department and with other government agencies, industry representatives and land managers, including by representing the Department.
  • Prepare briefing, papers and presentations for staff, Senior Executive, the Minister and the independent Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee.
  • Supervise a small sub-team within the section to deliver on the team’s priorities.

Job Requirements:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to explain technical and complex issues in plain English
  • Have well-developed analytical and problem solving skills, and experience in providing policy advice
  • Be adaptable, have initiative and have sound judgement and decision-making capabilities
  • Be able to develop relationships, work collaboratively and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have the organisational skills and ability to work across multiple priorities with minimal direction, including under tight deadlines
  • Hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or commensurate qualifications and experience.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Industry

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Canberra, Australian

Application Deadline: N/A

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