Associate, Policy

Department of Premier & Cabinet


  • Are you looking to work in a fast-paced environment addressing diverse and complex intergovernmental policy issues?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills with an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others?
  • Ongoing role

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. 

We support the Premier and the Special Minister of State, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.

Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.



For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 
About the Role

This is an ongoing role in the Government Partnerships team. The team is responsible for supporting the Premier and DPC Executive on:


  • The negotiation and approval of intergovernmental funding agreements.
  • Representing NSW at intergovernmental forums, such as the Council of Australian Governments and the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee.
  • International policy, including Free Trade Agreements and treaties that affect NSW. 
  • Counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism policy.
  • The Government’s response to crises.



You will be responsible for:

  • Developing, evaluating and reporting on a range of approaches and initiatives to support the Government to deliver on state significant projects or service delivery reform.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships across the public sector and with other governments to facilitate liaison and consultation on policy, project or program issues.
  • Undertaking analysis and evaluation of a wide range of information, options and other data to develop policy positions
  • Preparing briefs and correspondence to represent proposed policy positions
  • Providing secretariat and policy support to committees and taskforces.
  • Working as an integral team member including fostering effective communication, information exchange and cooperative work arrangements across the Branch, Group and DPC.

 
A bit about you:

  • You will have experience in developing and implementing service delivery reforms, strategic initiatives or interagency projects.
  • You will have experience in undertaking all aspects of the policy process – research, development, review and evaluation.

 
How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.

 
Target Questions:
 

  1. Describe a situation when you had to influence another colleague to cooperate. What factors did you consider? What techniques did you use?
  2. Describe the most complex problem you’ve recently been asked to solve. How did you involve others? What alternatives did you consider?  

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Anita Truninger on (02) 02 9228 3144, or email anita.truninger@dpc.nsw.gov.au


Closing date: Sunday 17 November, 2019 [11:59 PM]

Job note: A recruitment pool may be established to fill similar temporary or ongoing vacancies in the next 18 months.

Salary: Clerk Grade 7/8. Package includes base salary ($97,152 - $107,541) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

 

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.



Our Commitment to Diversity: Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.



Department of Premier & Cabinet


  • Are you looking to work in a fast-paced environment addressing diverse and complex intergovernmental policy issues?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills with an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others?
  • Ongoing role

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the lead central agency in the NSW Government. 

We support the Premier and the Special Minister of State, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government. We lead policy development, provide innovative ideas and support Government plans and projects.

Working with us will give you a broad overview in areas such as public policy formulation, public administration and state administrative matters and an opportunity to be involved in a range of state-wide policies, issues and projects.



For more information go to http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department.
 
About the Role

This is an ongoing role in the Government Partnerships team. The team is responsible for supporting the Premier and DPC Executive on:


  • The negotiation and approval of intergovernmental funding agreements.
  • Representing NSW at intergovernmental forums, such as the Council of Australian Governments and the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee.
  • International policy, including Free Trade Agreements and treaties that affect NSW. 
  • Counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism policy.
  • The Government’s response to crises.



You will be responsible for:

  • Developing, evaluating and reporting on a range of approaches and initiatives to support the Government to deliver on state significant projects or service delivery reform.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships across the public sector and with other governments to facilitate liaison and consultation on policy, project or program issues.
  • Undertaking analysis and evaluation of a wide range of information, options and other data to develop policy positions
  • Preparing briefs and correspondence to represent proposed policy positions
  • Providing secretariat and policy support to committees and taskforces.
  • Working as an integral team member including fostering effective communication, information exchange and cooperative work arrangements across the Branch, Group and DPC.

 
A bit about you:

  • You will have experience in developing and implementing service delivery reforms, strategic initiatives or interagency projects.
  • You will have experience in undertaking all aspects of the policy process – research, development, review and evaluation.

 
How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] addressing the two targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience.

 
Target Questions:
 

  1. Describe a situation when you had to influence another colleague to cooperate. What factors did you consider? What techniques did you use?
  2. Describe the most complex problem you’ve recently been asked to solve. How did you involve others? What alternatives did you consider?  

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Anita Truninger on (02) 02 9228 3144, or email anita.truninger@dpc.nsw.gov.au


Closing date: Sunday 17 November, 2019 [11:59 PM]

Job note: A recruitment pool may be established to fill similar temporary or ongoing vacancies in the next 18 months.

Salary: Clerk Grade 7/8. Package includes base salary ($97,152 - $107,541) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact the I work for NSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679

 

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.



Our Commitment to Diversity: Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.



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