Legal Policy Officer (VPSG3)

Job posted: 19/05/2020
Applications close: 10/06/2020 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $68,884 - $83,640

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DJ4597MAY

Reference: VG/DJ4597MAY

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640

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 positions across legal policy and legislation
  • Range of training and development opportunities available
  • 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 is 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 or understanding of processes for development of legislation within a parliamentary system
  • Policy skills and the ability to assist with legal policy and strategic frameworks and plans
  • Influencing and negotiation skills to work collaboratively with our partners across the department and the broader justice system


How to apply

For more detailed information please refer to the attached position description which outlines the key selection criteria and accountabilities for the role. 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 Officer (VPSG3)

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Full time

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Anna Tucker on 0410 698 691 | anna.tucker@justice.vic.gov.au

Legal Policy Officer (VPSG3)