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Assistant Policy Officer

Assistant Policy Officer

  • 502694
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Projects

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  • Multiple temporary and ongoing roles available
  • Willing to consider candidates across all NSW locations.  Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour
  • We offer a 35-hour standard week with options for flexible working arrangements
  • Remuneration between from $89,707 to $98,982 + Super, leave loading, flex leave, development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and plenty of other benefits!


Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.


About Us


Department of Regional NSW is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.


We work across a broad range of issues, leading projects focussed on industry development, infrastructure investment, land use planning, natural resources and economic productivity.


About the roles


The Strategy and Economic Policy Branch collaborates across the Department to apply local, technical and sectoral insights to develop innovative policy solutions to challenges facing regional NSW.


The Assistant Policy Officer:

  • Contributes to the development of policy initiatives, legislative reviews, programs and services to achieve the strategic objectives of the Government
  • Participates in project teams to improve the effectiveness of service delivery and inform policy development
  • Prepares advice in the form of briefs, policy and discussion papers to respond to Ministerial, Cabinet or Departmental requests
  • Is creative in presenting complex information and skilled in developing slide packs
  • Prepares responses to urgent briefing requests whilst managing multiple issues
  • Undertakes research and stays well-informed on contemporary issues impacting regional industries and communities


Download the role description for more information.



Who are we looking for?


Ideally, you will have:


  • Enthusiasm to get involved in a range of policy issues and to work dynamically across different projects
  • Great problem solving skills, and have a passion for creating change through evidence-based public policy
  • A track record in building trusted relationships with stakeholders and clients
  • A great ability to communicate – the successful candidates will be confident and persuasive in both written and verbal communication


We are looking for people from a range of professional backgrounds such as economics, public policy, law, natural resources, engineering, town planning, science, and agriculture.


Applying is easy!


Submit your application through the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website (sorry, no applications by email). Your application should include:

  • A cover letter (max 1 page)
  • A resume (max 3 pages)


Applications close Sunday 5 February 2023 at 11:55pm.


For more information, please contact Anya Fraser at anya.fraser@regional.nsw.gov.au


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

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