Principal Legal Officer

The Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) is an independent statutory authority established under the Disability Act 2006 (the Act). DSC provides a strong, independent voice to promote and protect the rights of people using disability services. Under the Act, DSC resolves complaints about Victorian disability service providers, through assessment, conciliation or investigation. It also provides education and training in relation to the effective resolution of complaints and the identification, prevention and reporting of abuse. DSC also has oversight of critical incident reports from disability service providers. DSC also has the responsibility for Commissioner-initiated investigations of disability service providers and systemic issues impacting on the safety and well-being of people receiving funded disability services in Victoria.
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Department: Disability Services Commissioner
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DSC/149491
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2019
Attachments: Principal Legal Officer2018.pdf (PDF, 121KB)
Job Specification

Principal Legal Officer2018.docx (Word, 101KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Linda Rainsford
8608 5778

Position Details

Reporting to the Commissioner, the Principal Legal Officer will be responsible for providing specialist legal and policy advice, including the interpretation of key legislative provisions and developing training in relation to key legislative policy matters.

Provide high-level secretariat support to the Disability Services Board (the Board) (established under the Act with membership appointed by the Minister for Community Services).


Are you

  • Skilled at providing timely written and verbal analysis and advice on legislation and legal policy?
  • Good at solving complex problems?
  • An excellent communicator and able to liaise with a range of stakeholders and represent the Commissioner's office?
  • Interested in, and/or have experience in, working in an independent statutory environment?

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

 Please note:

 For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.    For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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