Australia nationals: Manager Environmental Policy and Planning

Queensland Government
Various, QLD, Australia
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Waste Avoidance and Recovery Policy; Office of Resource Recovery; Environmental Policy and Programs; Brisbane. As the Manager – Waste Avoidance and Recovery Policy within the Office of Resource Recovery Branch, you will play a key role in implementing Queensland’s new Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy.

The strategy directs initiatives that support increased recycling and reduced litter and will create new jobs and growth in the waste management sector. You will liaise with external stakeholders, including industry and community groups and other areas of government. You will have industry and regulatory policy experience either within government or the private sector. Your work will also focus on the development of policy initiatives that support the objectives of the Strategy.

Your role: 

The Manager— Waste Avoidance and Recovery Policy (AO8) is a role in which you will:

• Develop and coordinate policy, planning and legislative frameworks for a range of initiatives that align with the Queensland Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy.

• Implement actions and priorities to drive improved accountability for waste management and resource recovery in Queensland.

• Manage the delivery of a program of work by ensuring implementation of the Strategy and related initiatives is achieved and completed within timeframes, budget and quality standards.

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior managers, project teams, strategic partners and any third-party service providers. Develop and maintain strong business relationships by communicating, consulting and negotiating with clients and other key stakeholders to ensure the achievement of program outcomes.

• Lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams to deliver outcomes within required timeframes.

• Direct the overview and scrutiny of programs, ensuring alignment with wider policy and strategic initiatives.

• Provide high level advice on program management governance, strategies and methodologies including successful project creation, change management, costing and implementation to ensure program outcomes and project deliverables.

• Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.

What we are looking for:

We'll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you've done previously - the knowledge, skills and experience you've built, your potential for development, and your personal qualities.

This position requires:

• Demonstrated high-level ability to implement and deliver programs and projects in partnership with industry and identify and evaluate the benefits gained by the programs and projects

• Demonstrated high-level ability to implement a regulatory framework that encourages industry and community groups to participate in government programs;

• Demonstrated high-level ability to lead the activities in support of the development, communication, stakeholder engagement, governance, implementation and review of policy,

• Demonstrated high-level ability to engage with stakeholders and develop partnerships at all levels,

• Demonstrated high-level knowledge or experience with waste management and resource recovery priorities,

• Demonstrated strong communication, high-level negotiation skills and the ability to work with a large degree of autonomy.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Further information

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