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494955/DRC - DRC Policy Register - Executive Level 1 and Executive Level 2

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Work type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Sydney, NSW, Canberra, ACT
Categories: Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2

Our Opportunity

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) is seeking Principal Policy Analysts (EL1&2) in the Policy branch. These roles will lead the development of critical content for the DRC’s final report. This will include analysing a broad range of material, identifying key issues and proposing solutions for systemic reform.

Occupants of these roles will:

  • Lead and deliver complex policy analysis, and provide strategic advice to the Chair and Commissioners, SES and Senior Counsel
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and sound policy analysis to identify potential recommendations that are supportable, implementable and sustainable
  • Lead research, policy analysis and report writing with a focus on the final report and recommendations, ensuring that outputs reach quality standards
  • Share knowledge and expertise across the Policy Branch and the broader DRC by working collaboratively and fostering productive working relationships
  • Provide policy leadership within the Policy Branch
  • Demonstrate the ability to work flexibly, respond to changing priorities and a demanding workload
  • Consult, collaborate and communicate effectively with teams across the Commission, including the Data, Research, Legal and Corporate teams
  • Mentor and support policy officers.
  • Uphold and model the APS Values, Code of Conduct, Employment Principles and AGD Performance Expectations.

Who are we looking for?

We seek people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working. People who work for us will display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.

These roles would suit self-driven and experienced candidates with:

  • Strong policy analysis skills, including  experience with policy analysis in complex and intersecting policy and operational environments
  • Experience in influencing policy outcomes, including the ability to identify and assess the effectiveness of policy levers available to address complex issues
  • Significant experience in providing strategic advice on policy issues which lead to options for proposed solutions
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to explore and develop options, including both legislative and policy frameworks
  • Experience in legislative interpretation/review, and the ability to consider possible solutions within the context of current and/or future laws
  • Ability to engage with and assess complex and potentially conflicting material from a wide range of sources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience with writing reports for public audiences
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to lead collaborate effectively and lead staff to deliver high quality work.

The roles are expected to operate with a high level of autonomy, determining key strategic policy objectives in consultation with the Assistant Secretary, Policy and other members of the DRC leadership team.

The role is accountable for the quality, integrity, accuracy and timely delivery of policy content for the final report.

Please refer to the AGD Performance Expectations for more detail.

The range and nature of work within the Royal Commission requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As a Royal Commission employee, you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • receive a generous starting salary and work conditions
  • benefit from supportive learning and development
  • be supported by a range of active networks including the Brothers and Sisters Network, the Staff Disability Support Network and the LBGTIQ+ network, as well as the ability to join the Attorney-General’s Department’s Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.

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