Legal Policy and Project Officers (VPSG4)

Job posted: 21/05/2020
Applications close: 11/06/2020 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $85,279 - $96,759

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DJ1949MULTI

Reference: VG/DJ1949MULTI

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Ongoing and fixed term positions available across legal policy, legislation and projects
  • Utilise your strong team engagement and interpersonal skills
  • Contribute to a dynamic and busy team


About us

The Justice Policy and Data Reform (JPDR) group provides policy advice and support on criminal and civil law and court and tribunal matters for which the Attorney-General is responsible. JPDR consists of three divisions:

Justice Policy and Legislation (JP&L): JP&L leads policy development and law reform across civil and criminal law, including the delivery of the Attorney-General's (and other justice Ministers) legislative reform program and national reform projects through the Council of Attorneys-General.

Justice System Reform (JSR): JSR leads strategic justice system reform, including data reform and strategic projects relating to the courts and key entities across the justice system.

Priority Projects: Delivers strategic policy and legislative projects that require targeted research and consultation with justice sector partners.

Justice Policy and Legislation is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing the policy and legislative reform program for the Attorney-General and the department across the justice system. The group delivers on the government's reform agenda through the full policy life-cycle.

About the role

The Legal Policy Officer and Policy and Project Officer roles are responsible for contributing to the co-ordination, research, development, implementation, review and reform of policy and legislation across the Attorney-General's portfolio. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive group and will be provided with a range of training and development opportunities.

About you

We are looking for staff who are motivated to make an impact in delivering the government's reform agenda and influencing how a complex service delivery system works at all levels.  

 As our ideal candidate you will be demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of and experience with processes for development of legislation within a parliamentary system
  • Strong policy skills and experience, with the ability to develop complex strategic and policy frameworks and plans
  • The ability to deliver projects on time and research and develop new processes

How to apply

For more detailed information please refer to the attached position descriptions which outline the key selection criteria and accountabilities for each role. Please use the drop-down menu to select which position/s you wish to be considered for. Should you wish to apply for more than one VPS level within Justice Policy and Legislation you are required to submit separate applications.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include only a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Legal Policy and Project Officers (VPSG4)

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Stacy Debenham on (03) 8684 0722 | stacy.debenham@justice.vic.gov.au

Legal Policy and Project Officers (VPSG4)