Legal Senior Research Officer

As Senior Research Officer you will play a crucial role within Parliament as you assess all regulation and legislative instruments tabled in the Parliament to ensure there is compliance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 (Vic).
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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: PoV5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/000427C
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $113,412 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Research Officer 2021.docx (Word, 2.66MB)

Contact: Helen Mason
8682 2892

Position Details

Legal Senior Research Officer
Department of the Legislative Assembly
Scrutiny of Acts & Regulations Committee

At the Parliament, our employees are the key to our success. Together we deliver innovative, professional and apolitical services to support our elected representatives and the democratic process.

Our Parliament should be reflective of the community, and that's why we seek to recruit the best, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background.

About the role
Reporting to the Executive Officer of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC), you will provide high-level legal advice to the Committee in respect of the scrutiny of regulations, legislative instruments and human rights pursuant to the requirements of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994. A primary function of the role is to assess every regulation and legislative instrument tabled in the Parliament to ensure compliance with the Act.

You will also coordinate and attend meetings of the Regulation Review Subcommittee and prepare the annual review detailing the activities of the Subcommittee.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who enjoys the challenges of scrutinising legislation and working in an environment with tight deadlines.

About you
Your communication and interpersonal skills will be a strength, particularly your success in maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse range of contacts. You will be tertiary qualified in law or have significant relevant experience in this area. Demonstrated experience in interpreting and analysing legislation is essential and a broad knowledge of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 and Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 is preferred. You will have excellent research, writing and editing skills and experience in producing research reports for a non-technical audience.

Why join us?
We offer flexible work, come to the iconic heritage listed Parliament House building or our adjacent modern offices and collaborate with the team one day, work from home the next. The nature and scope of flexible options available will depend on the nature of the position. You are encouraged to discuss flexible arrangements with the hiring manager during the recruitment process.

Your professional development is important to us, that's why we have a dedicated learning and development framework, along with leadership development programs and targeted in-house training.

When you excel at your work and initiate innovative solutions or go above and beyond to demonstrate our values, you will be recognised for your efforts through our reward and recognition program.

How to apply
Using the "Apply Now" button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter (1-2 pages) broadly outlining your experience and how it directly relates to the position.

The process from here
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview conducted by a selection panel. This interview may take place in our offices located in the Melbourne CBD or online.

If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact Parliament's Recruitment Team via email

COVID-19 compliance
The Department of Parliamentary Services is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees, visitors and the general public. This includes complying with the Chief Health Officers' directions, including the collection of COVID-19 vaccination information from employees. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.


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