Policy Officer, Transport and Roads

  • 6 weeks’ annual leave (30 days)
  • Provide technical guidance and capacity building
  • Opportunity to shape policy and advocacy positions for the Local Government sector
Policy Officer Transport and RoadsFull-TimeTotal Package $98,808 per annum (inclusive of super guarantee)  New year, new role! This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your experience and understanding of transport and roads issues and public policy development and analysis to join a team that is responsible for advocacy, policy, research, support, and advice concerning transport and roads issues relevant to the Local Government sector. You will be an integral part of researching, analysing, formulating and evaluating policy in relation to transport issues relevant to the Local Government sector and you will manage  a variety of projects, negotiate outcomes appropriate for all stakeholders and advocate for endorsed policy positions. What are we offering? In addition to 6 weeks’ (30 days) annual leave, a modern office within easy reach of public transport and parking, access to a wellbeing program, an active social club, and a commitment to employee development, this role will provide the opportunity to:  Develop policy, advocacy positions, guidelines, procedures and discussion papers for the Local Government sector.
  • Liaise with key external and internal stakeholders to undertake research and analysis of issues related to transport and roads.
  • Represent the interests of Local Government on various committees across WA, understand potential issues and matters arising from meetings and provide feedback to key stakeholders.
  • Engage with State and Federal Government agencies, industry and other stakeholders to develop and resolve relevant issues.
  • Support Local Government by providing technical guidance and capacity building.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of Local, State and Federal Governments structures and operations in relation to transport and road issues.
  • Good understanding of Local Government roles, responsibilities and decision making processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of transport and road issues
  • Demonstrated experience in policy development.
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, coordination and evaluation.
  • Experience organising events and facilitating workshops.
  • Superior communication skills, with the ability to write clearly and accurately, and present effectively and confidently.
 Interested?  Have a look at the position description at Work at WALGA and follow the To Apply guidelines below to see how to apply and what to include in your cover letter.  About WALGA? WALGA is an independent, member-based, not for profit organisation that advocates for Local Government and provides services to support sector excellence. As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of WA’s 139 Local Governments, delivers professional training and advisory services to members across the State and negotiates service agreements for the sector. We aim to leverage the collective strength and influence of the Local Government sector to benefit the WA community. WALGA has approximately 100 staff with the majority located in our West Leederville office and organised into key portfolios: Advocacy, Policy, Member Services, Infrastructure and Corporate and Executive Services. For further information visit www.walga.asn.auTo Apply We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Applications must be submitted through our website Work at WALGA For further details on the role please contact Ian Duncan on (08) 9213 2031. This role is being sourced directly by WALGA. We respectfully request no agencies approach. All applications must be received by 9:00am Monday, 6 February 2023. We may commence interviews upon receipt and reserve the right to close the position early.
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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering, Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical, Engineering Chemical
  • Locations:
    Western Australia, Perth,
  • Closing Date:7th Feb 2023, 12:00 am


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