Policy Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ6200A
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description [DJ6200] - Policy Officer VPS G4.doc (Word, 859KB)


Fact Sheet - Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)


Contact: Katie Bosco - Assistant Director
(03) 8684 1055

Position Details

  • Exciting and dynamic environment
  • Opportunity to work across a broad range of issues
  • Friendly and collaborative team
  • Ongoing opportunity

About us

The Police Policy and Governance business unit provides independent, objective and strategic policy, legal and financial advice to the Minister for Police, the Secretary, the Executive Director, Police and Crime Prevention, and the Director, Police Policy and Governance on police related policy and legislation matters, police performance, police finance, procurement and related issues. Police Policy and Governance also manages Minister's legislative program.

Police Policy and Governance has key relationships across the Department of Justice and Regulation and with Victoria Police and key stakeholders. The Unit is within the newly formed Police and Crime Prevention Division that is driving the implementation of Victoria’s first Community Safety Statement 2017.

About the role

The Policy Officer is responsible for providing policy analysis and advice to the Minister and the Department’s senior executive on a range of community safety and policing related matters in the delivery of the Government’s commitments.

The position is responsible for:

  • contributing to research and policy work to provide advice and support to the Minister and the Departmental Executive on a range of police related policy and legislation matters and related matters in the delivery of the Government’s key commitments
  • undertaking high quality research projects under limited direction on issues related to police policy and legislation matters and use research findings and data to make recommendations on the formulation of evidence bases policy options
  • preparation of well informed and accurate and timely briefings, advice, reports, correspondence and documentation for the Minister and Departmental Executive.

About you

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

  • knowledge and experience in the development of police and a sound understanding of legislative processes
  • highly developed analytical and conceptual skills including the ability to be innovation in resolving problems and achieve results within tight timeframes
  • knowledge of Cabinet processes and Government decision-making processes
  • knowledge of the legislative process and the development of policy
  • qualifications in law and/or social sciences from a recognised tertiary institution will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Katie Bosco, Assistant Director, Police Policy & Governance on 8684 1055.


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