Support NSW primary industries in an ongoing Senior Policy Officer role Salary starting from $110,745 pa  Location – Armidale NSW The Role ( role description ) Our team leads strategic policy development to create stronger primary industries in NSW. We’re looking for an experienced Policy Officer with a strong interest in supporting our farmers to join us in delivering priority projects.    In this role you will work as part of our team to:  manage and coordinate strategic policy through cabinet and parliamentary processes   provide expert policy advice to support the Minister and Executives   grow relationships with key partners to strengthen and champion DPI policy positions.   We work collaboratively with DPI branches across a broad spectrum of primary industries including fishing, hunting, agriculture, animals and livestock, forestry, biosecurity and food safety, and climate and emergencies. We also support the branches that provide financial assistance to primary producers, deliver education and training to enhance skills and build resilience, and drive scientific excellence and innovation.    About you  Our ideal candidate will:  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills   Have a sound understanding of how government works and how to get things done using government processes   Be able to quickly interpret new information and provide a sound analysis of complex issues   Be able to build and maintain positive relationships   Take initiative and have a can-do attitude.   Due to the nature of the role, previous experience in government or strategic policy development and delivery will be highly regarded. Technical expertise in primary industries is also highly regarded, although not required. Candidates with backgrounds in a diverse range of areas including business, commerce, economics and public policy may be suitable for the role.     For further information and to have a confidential conversation please contact Alyssa Stempniak at   About us  The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. DPI works to increase the value of primary industries and drive economic growth across NSW. The  DPI Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2023  outlines our purpose at DPI in driving stronger primary industries across NSW.  The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. Why work for the Department of Regional NSW? Exciting career pathways and opportunities: We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. Wellbeing: Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. How to apply Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter (maximum one page) which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. Applications close Friday 5 th February 2021. A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. Our commitment to Diversity Inclusion and Flexible Working   We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments, including working part-time or working from different locations. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.  We understand that everyone is different and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.