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Freedom of Information (FOI) Support Officer
An exciting opportunity to join our legal team to assist with Freedom of Information requests.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2022_FOI
Closing Date: 21-May-2022
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: 2 Years
File Attachment: pd - legal services - foi officer - vps 3 - may 2022.docx
Contact: Rebecca Fraser
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Position Details

We have 1 fixed term opportunity for 2 years to work with our FOI team within in our legal services division. We encourage applicants interested in the role in a part time or job-share capacity to apply.

In this role you will support FOI decision makers in the review and processing of FOI applications, manage FOI reporting, and support the proactive release of information in accordance with VBA policies and procedures.

The FOI Support Officer is responsible for carrying out a range of activity to support the VBA's Freedom of Information (FOI) function and ensure the VBA meets legislative obligations. Reporting directly to Legal Counsel- Legislative Functions, Reforms & Advice, this role leverages a sound understanding of FOI principles and process, keen attention to detail and excellent time management skills to prioritise and consistently deliver in a high-volume, deadline driven environment.

Who we are looking for

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong record keeping and time management skills.
  • Well-developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be a team-player, collaborate and understand the importance of building a brand.

Experience working with, or an interest in, the Freedom of Information Act is highly desirable.


The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians.

Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

What you can expect

  • A supportive team
  • Job enrichment and access to learn from legal experts in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible work arrangements, supported by a range of health and well-being initiatives
  • A competitive salary plus 10% superannuation

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A copy of your resume
  • A cover letter of up to 2 pages that outlines:
  • What attracted you to the role
  • your suitability to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria


Please note:

  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • As a public sector standard, generally all new employees will start at the base entry level and increment throughout the salary range each year based on performance. Current public sector employees at the same grade will be considered for a transfer of entitlements with evidence.  A request above entry level may be considered in certain circumstances.




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