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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ3058NOV2022
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 3 November 2023
Attachments: PD - DJ3058 Adviser Statutory Appointments and Governance (1).pdf (PDF, 360KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kelsey Sully on 0427 564 542

Position Details

  • Utilise your knowledge of statutory appointments, Cabinet and Executive Council processes to provide support and advice to the Ministerial Services branch
  • Fixed term, Full-Time Opportunity until 3 November 2023 to work with a high-performing team managing statutory appointments for the Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • VPS Grade 4: $90,067 - $102,192 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit

Based within the Service Delivery Reform, Coordination and Workplace Safety Division of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), Ministerial Services is responsible for, among other things, statutory appointments, coordination of DJCS entity annual reports, departmental liaison staff in Ministerial Offices, overseas ministerial travel and the coordination of Cabinet and Committees, Parliament and legislation.

About the Role

The Adviser will provide advice to departmental staff about upcoming appointments to statutory entities, write, prepare and lodge Cabinet and Governor in Council paperwork for ministerial offices, deputy secretaries and the Secretary, and manage the probity process. The Adviser may also assist with the coordination of briefings for annual reports and overseas ministerial travel, as well as other duties as required.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Providing authoritative advice on statutory appointments in the Justice portfolio
  • Preparing briefings, Cabinet and Governor in Council paperwork, and ministerial and other correspondence in relation to appointments
  • Proactively implementing work plans and addresses issues
  • Undertaking finely detailed work in a precise and accurate manner
  • Producing a range of complex work products and recommendations on relevant issues

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in coordinating significant volumes of documents and information requests.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, in restrictive timeframes.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in government and administrative processes.
  • Understanding of Cabinet, Executive Council and legislative processes, or the ability to quickly acquire this knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. 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.

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 this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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