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Legal Verification Officer - Law Publishing
Do you have highly developed legal knowledge and investigation, or legal editing, publishing or research skills? Are you committed to quality, precision and thoroughness?

Join the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and become a valued member of the responsive and high performing Law Publishing team, which undertakes proofreading and legal verification services, updates and maintenance of legislative databases, and publishes and prints Victoria's Bills, Acts, proposed and made Statutory Rules, Principal Act and Statutory Rule versions and other legislative publications.

Your contribution to the Law Publishing group's quality assurance, legislative tracking and publishing services will help to ensure the accuracy of legislation and its timely publication for the State of Victoria.

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Department: DPC Portfolio Agencies
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1421402
Closing Date: 07-Oct-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: N/A
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Contact: Innes Dobell
9651 2142

Position Details

VPSG3 $68,884 - $83,640 + superannuation

An exciting opportunity exists for an ongoing role as a Legal Verification Officer, VPS Grade 3, within the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.

The Legal Verification Officer role is located in the Law Publishing group of the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Department of Premier and Cabinet, and reports to the Law Publisher. The role's purpose is to ensure the legal effectiveness of the law of the State of Victoria. The role is developmental, and under supervision the successful applicant will work in the following areas:
• verifying the accuracy and legal effectiveness of draft legislation and subordinate legislation, including compliance with style
• capturing, verifying and tracking data on the key elements, lifecycle stages and commencement arrangements for legislation
• consolidating and checking amended versions of legislation, ensuring their accuracy and facilitating their timely publication for the State of Victoria.

The role would suit a self-motivated person with a commitment to process, and strong attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a highly focused manner, is essential.

The Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel plays a vital role in the implementation of government policy by drafting legislation and providing quality advice for the Victorian Government's legislative program. The Office also has a broader role as Government Printer and is responsible for ensuring the printing and publishing of legislation, through managing printing and publishing contracts for publications such as the Government Gazette, hard copy Acts and Statutory Rules, and Parliamentary documents.

The Office also plays a crucial role in providing Government and the community with access to, and information about, legislation both in hard copy and electronic format via its legislation website ( The Law Publishing group supports the Office by providing quality assurance, legislative tracking, and print and online publishing services.

How to apply:
Applications including a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description are to be submitted online by selecting the ”Apply Now” button

Applications close 7 October 2019

Other relevant information:
A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Department of Premier and Cabinet, please visit our website at

For any addition 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 Department values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such the Department offers Reasonable Adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

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