Senior Legal Policy Officer

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1520
Closing Date: 10-Mar-2021
Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - DJ1520 - Senior Legal Policy Officer - VPS5.docx (Word, 510KB)


Contact: Dinesh De Abrew on 0421 252 416
Dinesh.A.DeAbrew@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Ongoing role working on strategic policy and legislative priority projects
  • Utilise your strong written communication skills
  • Contribute to a busy and dynamic team

About us

The Justice Policy and Data Reform (JPDR) group supports the Attorney-General in her role as Victoria's First Law Officer and her criminal and civil law policy responsibilities. We prioritise our relationships with key entities across the justice system and the department to ensure policy reform is strategic, relevant, holistic and people-centred. The group is comprised of three branches including Priority Projects, Justice Policy and Legislation and Justice System Reform.

Priority Projects branch delivers strategic policy and legislative projects that require targeted research and consultation with justice sector partners. These often include broad reviews of legislative schemes either required by the Attorney-General or by statute.

 About the role

Within Priority Projects the Senior Legal Policy Officer is responsible for the co-ordination, research, review and development of policy and legislation across the Attorney-General's portfolio. Projects being led by Priority Projects include, but are not limited to, a statutory review of the Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003, a review of Victoria's criminal organisation laws and the Government response to the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.

About you

We are looking for people who are motivated to make an impact in delivering the government's reform agenda and influencing how a complex service delivery system works at all levels.  

As our ideal candidate you will be demonstrate:

  • Experience with processes for development of legislation within a parliamentary system
  • Strong policy skills and experience, with the ability to develop complex strategic and policy frameworks and plans
  • The ability to deliver projects on time and research and develop new processes

How to apply

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience, suitability and motivations in applying for the role. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


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