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Senior Policy Officer

Senior Policy Officer

  • 502680
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Environmental
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Property and Assets

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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 $116,211 to $128,061 + 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

The Department of Regional NSW is responsible for ensuring that regional communities continue to be great places to live, work, play and invest. The Strategy and Economic Policy Branch takes a leadership role in turning the ambition of the 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW into action, partnering with agencies and stakeholders to drive the Government’s priorities for regional NSW.

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 opportunity

As a Senior Economic Policy Officer, your duties would include:

  • Developing new policy proposals and ideas, using evidence to make the case for new opportunities
  • Providing succinct advice on strategic reforms and proposing improvements to existing policies and programs by drawing on a range of qualitative and quantitative inputs
  • Building strong partnerships with government, industry, and community stakeholders to ensure we are developing best practice policy solutions that will work on the ground,
  • Analysing data and presenting key takeaways in an easy to digest format that support the executive to make decisions
  • Thinking laterally to solve problems and strategically to design policy that is sustainable


View the role description for more information.


What we’ll need from you

Our successful candidates will have:

  • Great problem-solving skills and a passion for creating change through evidence-based public policy
  • Ideally you will have experience in qualitative and quantitative economic analysis and a solid track record in designing and/or implementing complex initiatives
  • Economic qualifications or solid experience in applied economic development
  • Exceptional communication skills – the successful candidates will be confident and persuasive in written and verbal communication.


We are a collaborative team and are looking for people to join us who have a track record in building trusted relationships with stakeholders and clients.


Applying is easy!

Submit your application through the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website. Your application should include a cover letter (max 1 page) and a resume (max 3 pages).


You can contact Anya Fraser at anya.fraser@regional.nsw.gov.au for more information.


Applications close Sunday 5 February 2023 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.


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