Department of Regional NSW
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Principal Policy Officer (Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation)

Principal Policy Officer (Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation)

  • 500332
  • Community
  • Policy
  • Regulatory and Compliance

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.

  • 3-year full time role
  • Ideally in North Coast Regional NSW however will consider alternative regional locations
  • Competitive salary from $113,343pa plus super (plus flexible work hours)

About us

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is a development corporation established following the 2022 floods across Lismore and Northern Rivers region of NSW. It formally came into effect from 1 July 2022. The NRRC manages the rebuilding of these communities by coordinating planning, rebuilding and construction work across multiple government agencies. The NRRC works in the following local government areas: Ballina; Byron, Clarence Valley; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed, and Kyogle. More information can be found here. 

About the role

In this role as Principal Policy Officer, you will provide strategic policy / 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 the work of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation.

In this exciting and varied role, you will:

  • Support the delivery of the NRRC’s cabinet, legislative and regulatory programs
  • Undertake research and analysis, and liaise with industry stakeholders to identify emerging issues and recommend solutions to resolve problems and mitigate risks
  • Prepare briefings, papers, submissions, Ministerial and other correspondence, speeches and reports in relation to the work of the NRRC
  • Represent the NRRC in state and national policy forums and negotiations to advise on strategic policy issues and obtain feedback
  • Review the implementation of policy and policy reforms to assess appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency and determine the need for corrective action and policy review and to inform future planning.

About you

Our ideal candidate is a proactive, results driven team player with experience providing high-level policy advice and pragmatic solutions in a high-volume project environment. You can manage competing priorities and deadlines which are often changing and unpredictable. You are an excellent communicator who maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders across both public and private sectors. Experience in Government/Public Sector and political process is advantageous.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent professional experience is essential.

Our ideal candidate enjoys a challenge and is passionate about helping people, communities, and the NSW regions recover and thrive.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsibility 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.

To find out more about our department, please visit our website or LinkedIn

To Apply: Simply submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role.  All applications must be submitted online. Please note that email applications cannot be accepted.

Applications Close: 11.55pm on 14 August 2022.

For further information about this opportunity please click here to view the role description or contact Emily Kearns on 0429 578 764 or via with any further questions.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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