Legal Policy Officer

The Victorian Inspectorate (Inspectorate) is the key body responsible for oversighting Victoria’s integrity regime. In addition to monitoring the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) to ensure that it carries out its statutory functions lawfully and with propriety, the VI also has specific responsibilities in relation to the Victorian Ombudsman, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office and, pursuant to the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004, the Chief Examiner and Examiners. The VI also performs an important role in assessing the statutory compliance of those law enforcement agencies and organisations (e.g. Victoria Police, IBAC) permitted to use covert investigative powers such as telephone interceptions under the authority of relevant Commonwealth and State legislation.
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Department: Victorian Inspectorate
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1319785
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Legal Policy Officer - VI00181.docx (Word, 45KB)

Application Form - Legal Policy Officer - VI0018 - February 20182.docx (Word, 37KB)

Contact: Diane Preston
(03) 8614 3223

Position Details

Legal Policy Officer
An exciting opportunity exists as a VPSG4 Legal Policy officer with the Victorian Inspectorate.

As a Legal Policy Officer you will play a major role in assisting to develop strategic proposals and in implementing key decisions on behalf of the Inspectorate. To succeed in this role you will have demonstrated relevant experience in a government policy or law enforcement environment and a capacity to establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with key Inspectorate stakeholders. In this position these are the duties of the role:

• Provide sound policy analysis, including the identification of emerging issues, opportunities, risks and trends impacting on the achievement of the Inspectorate's key objectives and goals.

• Play an important role in the development, articulation and delivery of strategic legal policy projects on behalf of the Inspectorate

• Balance the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive, collaborative working relationship with key internal and external stakeholders, with the need to safeguard both the actual and perceived independence of the Inspectorate.

• Research key issues, provide sound written and oral strategic advice, prepare timely, evidence-based reports, submissions and briefings on a range of complex matters within a challenging legal and changing operational environment.

• Work effectively and efficiently on competing, complex projects, whether autonomously or in a supportive team environment, as required.

• Contribute to an ongoing review and assessment of the Inspector's statutory functions, powers and responsibilities and, consistent with organisational objectives and priorities, provide the Inspectorate with considered, soundly based recommendations and options in support of achieving better operational practices and more effective and efficient policy and procedural outcomes.

Please supply a letter of application, resume and application form.

To apply online and for further information on position descriptions and key selection criteria visit: and refer to position number VI0018.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th February 2018

Other relevant information:

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Inspectorate please visit our website at

For enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411.
The Inspectorate values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such, the Inspectorate offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
Employment of successful candidates will be subject to: 

• Undertaking an oath or affirmation as prescribed in Section 30 of the Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011.

• Reference and criminal record checks. A Negative Vetting 1 Security clearance is mandatory and will be required to be maintained.

The Inspectorate is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. The recruitment process and all matters relating to it are treated in the strictest confidence. Personal information received during the recruitment process will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act, 2014. You may request access to your personal information by contacting the Inspectorate.

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