Senior Policy Officer

September 16, 2021

Location: Sydney Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Company: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Starting Salary from $121,288 plus Super

Exciting opportunity to be part of the team that will reform the infrastructure contributions system | Temporary role up to August 2022, with possibility for extension
• Starting salary from $121,288 per annum (plus super and annual leave loading) 
• Location | Parramatta Based with flexible working arrangements 

The Planning & Assessment division within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is delivering a long-term structural transformation of the planning system to offer better outcomes, certainty and public value to NSW. We are creating a modern, user-friendly and responsive planning system through better policy and regulation, improved assessment processes and systems, improved digital solutions through e-planning, strategic planning for our regions and close collaboration with partners across local and state government, business, industry and communities. 

The NSW Government has conducted a holistic review of infrastructure funding in NSW and recently accepted all 29 recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s Review of Infrastructure Contributions in New South Wales. These recommendations represent an exciting opportunity to deliver a world class infrastructure contributions system through legislative, policy and operational reform. The Infrastructure Funding Policy team is leading the work to deliver this reformed infrastructure contributions system.

About You

You will be a part of our fast-paced Infrastructure Funding Policy team as a Senior Policy Officer and help develop, implement and review regulatory frameworks, policy settings and guidance materials to support the implementation of the NSW Government’s reforms to the infrastructure contributions system.

On a day to day basis , you will develop policy solutions to deliver to the NSW Government’s reforms to the infrastructure contributions system, undertake research to evaluate issues and formulate evidence-based opinions and recommendations, prepare reports, briefing notes, submissions and correspondence to address identified issues and respond to requests for information and contribute to the development and maintenance of systems, including clearly explaining complex processes in user friendly guidance materials to ensure consistent and efficient implementation .

Essential Requirements

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in local infrastructure contributions
• You will have a degree in a relevant discipline, such as planning, political science, public administration, or economics


• Strong communication skills both written and verbal, valuing the importance of sharing information and encouraging a collaborative environment
• Ability to analyse and solve problems using critical thinking and research, improving processes along the way
• Possess strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage a range of responsibilities with conflicting deadlines
• Bring an ethical, creative and professional approach to all tasks you undertake

To find out more about the position, check out the role description Senior Policy Officer here.

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department. 

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all. 

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. 

Applications close Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Annabel Teague on 02.9274.6401.

If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Dolly Singh at [email protected]

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to: 
• provide alternative formats to apply
• make adjustments to the recruitment process
• offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number). 

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying. 

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