Senior Planning/Policy Officer

Seeking an innovative, solution based policy officer who ideally has experience with the infrastructure policy planning.
Candidates need to be motivated and a self-starter who required limited supervision and work on complex policy projects relating to the ISEPP, ESEPP, SEPP 55 and Three Ports.

Primary purpose of the role
The Senior Policy/Planning Officer develops, implements and reviews existing planning policies in the context of broader policy and delivery frameworks and provides advice on complex policy issues to assist deliver a streamlined planning system in line with Government and Department objectives.

Key skills include:
  • Able to research and develop evidenced based policy options
  • Is able to collaborate effectively with stakeholders
  • Can work with in a team environment and can follow directions given by their team leader
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Is efficient and can deliver projects in accordance with agreed timeframes
Key accountabilities
  • Manage and coordinate allocated policy development, implementation and review projects and initiatives to contribute to improved policy directions and outcomes
  • Provide timely, expert and accurate advice to enhance informed decision making across the Department about policy issues and initiatives
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative research and analysis to evaluate issues and formulate evidence based options and recommendations to support policy and program development and implementation
  • Develop policy and contribute to ongoing policy monitoring and evaluation to assess the social and economic impacts of policy and to enhance consistent policy execution and quality service delivery
  • Prepare reports, submissions, briefing notes and correspondence to address identified issues and respond to requests for information
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems, policies and procedures to enhance effective team operations
  • Complete other duties under direction
Key challenges
  • Balance complex and multiple policy issues, often subject to a high level of scrutiny, impacting the business in an environment with diverse stakeholder needs and conflicting interests and opinions, competing work priorities and time pressures
  • Assimilate information quickly and translate complex, technical information into easy to understand, plain English policy, reports and communication material
Essential requirements
  • Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979, other legislation governing land use and environmental planning in NSW and the implementation of State Environmental Planning Policies
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