Senior Legislation Policy Adviser

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/008190
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_Senior Legislation Policy Adviser_VPS Grade 6_New Position_ August 2018.docx (Word, 127KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lissa Zass
(03) 9651 9761

Position Details


  • $116, 863 - $156, 387 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Legislation Policy Adviser forms a part of the Private Sector Industrial Relations Division within Industrial Relations Victoria Group.

This position will lead and coordinate legislative policy development, providing expert advice on private sector industrial relations matters especially the development and review of legislation supporting the Victorian industrial relations portfolio. The role will provide strategic and expert advice on industrial relations policy issues, development of programs and initiatives and reforms. This is likely to include managing a legislative review of the operation of the Child Employment Act 2003, which will include significant public consultation.  

It will require strong leadership, staff and stakeholder engagement skills as the work will both draw upon and support the operational and regulatory activities of the branch, assisting in continuous improvement and effective administration.

The successful applicant will have experience and expertise in legislative policy development, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of workplace relations matters; high level analytical and conceptual skills; and excellent communication and writing skills.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division. In managing various projects, the successful applicant will be expected to consult broadly within the department, across other government agencies, and with key stakeholders.  

Demonstrated experience in government, employment law, or economic analysis will be highly regarded.

For a confidential discussion, please call Lissa Zass, Director, Private Sector and Compliance on (03) 9651 9761.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 19 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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