Department of Regional NSW
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Policy Officer

Policy Officer

  • 494632
  • Policy
  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture
  • Generous remuneration package. Starting salary from $97,152 per annum+ super + leave entitlements
  • Ongoing role located in Dubbo

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 encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role. 


Mining, Exploration and Geoscience(MEG) sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience is committed to delivering strong and quality outcomes, with the vision of our minerals and petroleum resources generating prosperity for the people of NSW.


In your new role as Policy Officer you will help to coordinate and undertake policy development, providing analysis and advice, to support the MEG’s policy initiatives and commitments.


Your strong communication skills are vital to this role as you will be preparing briefs, reports and speeches and correspondence relating to work of the Resources Policy Branch and MEG. You will also be providing high level policy advice and effective solutions to various stakeholders.


Key accountabilities:

  • Undertake research and analysis, reviewing alternatives in relation to policy deliverables, to contribute to the policy process and inform decision making.
  • Provide a range of project management and support services, including preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and delivery of policy initiatives.
  • Prepare and review policy advice to ensure alignment with policy directions.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committee meetings, and stakeholder consultations to support engagement as well as policy development and implementation.
  • Undertake research and collate information for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to contribute to the achievement of policy and project outcomes.
  • Provide timely, relevant analysis and advice to strategic policy issues including through coordination of cross divisional input.
  • Provide policy and project support for the Manager and Director, including provision of functions involving cross-government stakeholder engagement and project coordination.


In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience relevant to the role
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • The ability to manage and prioritise your own activities to meet program schedules


If you are solutions focused, enjoy being intellectually challenged, have experience in developing and delivering strategic advice and programs to Government and are keen to help shape the future strategy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, APPLY NOW!


For further information about the role please contact Stewart Mclachlan on


Alternatively click here to view the role description.


What's on Offer?

  • We value our people. Work is meant to be enjoyed! We believe in a flexible and relaxed working environment allowing people to operate in a manner that cultivates a friendly culture and reduces stress levels.
  • A culture of ambition, support, and inclusivity. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to work with those who share that same drive. We promote an open-door policy and encourage collaboration between all staff. 


Applying is Easy!

To apply simply attach a current resume (of no more than five pages) plus a cover letter (no more than two pages) which demonstrates how your previous experience and capabilities make you an ideal candidate for this role.


Closing Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 11:55pm


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. If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.


Closing date: May 26, 2021

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