Policy Officers/Senior Policy Officers, Multiple Positions APS 5 & APS 6
This is your chance to join a fast paced and dynamic team at the forefront of Australia’s energy transformation.
Summary about this job
Government - Federal
Company: Department of the Environment and Energy
Work type: Full Time
Salary: $71, 151 - $90,924 plus superannuation
Detail information about job Policy Officers/Senior Policy Officers, Multiple Positions APS 5 & APS 6. Terms and conditions vacancy
- High profile energy policy issues
- Design of National Energy Guarantee
- Delivery of diverse, complex projects
Energy is essential for Australia’s economy and modern lifestyle — it underpins almost everything we do. Our electricity and gas markets are experiencing rapid and unprecedented change. In this context, ensuring households and businesses have access to affordable, reliable, secure and sustainable energy supplies is one of the Australian Government’s top priorities.
This is your chance to join a fast-paced and dynamic team at the forefront of Australia’s energy transformation.
Energy Division develops policy underpinning the operation of Australia’s electricity and gas markets. The division is responsible for several high-profile initiatives to improve energy market outcomes, including implementing the findings of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (the Finkel Review), delivering the Commonwealth components of the National Energy Guarantee and increasing Australia’s energy productivity. We also facilitate the operation of the COAG Energy Council and support the work of the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy in achieving the Australian Government’s energy policy objectives.
Depending on which team you join in Energy Division, your duties may include:
- Analysis of wholesale electricity or gas markets, with a particular focus on quantitative analysis of market operation and outcomes.
- Advising on policy, economic regulation and planning of electricity or gas transmission, distribution and distributed energy resources.
- Advising on, and development of, retail electricity policy and regulatory requirements with a focus on retail price outcomes, consumer engagement and protection, and retailer obligations.
- Assisting with the development of policy settings for the Commonwealth components of the National Energy Guarantee.
- Assisting with policy oversight for the efficient delivery of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.
- Preparing briefing on energy policy and regulatory issues for the Minister for the Environment and Energy and senior staff, and assisting with secretariat support for the COAG Energy Council.
- Analysis and development of datasets to research behaviours in energy systems, markets and consumers.
Our Ideal Candidates
We are looking for people who can bring innovative solutions to complex policy issues.
Our ideal candidates also have policy, economics, coordination experience and/or an understanding of Australia’s energy markets and government processes. You may also have the demonstrated potential to develop these skills.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Support strategic direction – Demonstrated ability to analyse information and issues and identify; resolve problems; and to understand objectives and align tasks accordingly.
- Achieves results – Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects from inception to completion in consultation with key stakeholders.
- Supports productive working relationships – Works collaboratively, consults and shares information; builds and sustains relationships with others to achieve mutual benefit.
- Displays personal drive and integrity – Takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives and operates as an effective representative.
- Communicates with influence – Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Has the ability to produce reports, briefs and guidelines.
- Relevant professional or technical proficiency – Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply complex regulatory requirements. Good analytical and research skills and capacity to analyse and manage quantitative data.
Applicants must be Australian citizens and successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance.
The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Enterprise Agreement at http://environment.gov.au/about-us/employment/enterprise-agreement-2016-2019.
How to apply
- You are required to complete an applications through the Department’s online recruitment system at: http://www.environment.gov.au/about-us/employment/current-vacancies
- Please submit a statement of claims of no more than two pages addressing the selection criteria as it relates to the job specific duties.
- Specify whether you are interested in applying for APS5 or APS6 level, or both.
- An up-to-date resume including the contact details of two referees is required.
- Information for applicants with disabilities: www.environment.gov.au/about/jobs/applicants-with-disabilities.html
Applications close: 11.30pm (AEST) on 22 July 2018.