Senior Legal Policy Officer

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) is a statutory entity and is part of the Department of Justice & Regulation. EMV has responsibility for coordinating Victoria’s emergency management sector in working together for better community outcomes before, during and after emergencies. We do this under the auspices of our vision of ‘safer and more resilient communities’.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EMV083A
Closing Date: 29-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description [EMV083] - Senior Legal Policy Officer - VPSG 5.doc (Word, 861KB)

Contact: Kareena Gay, Principal Legal Policy Officer
(03) 86851365

Position Details

Senior Legal Policy Officer

  • A role with broad reaching impact
  • Challenging and engaging role
  • VPSG5, Full Time or Part Time

The Senior Legal Policy Officer will provide strategic and authoritative policy advice to the Manager Legal and Legislation, the Director, senior officers of EMV and the Minister Emergency Services on a range of issues.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of policy and legislative proposals, including through consultation and negotiation in relation to options for legislative change and the preparation of Cabinet and Parliamentary documentation.
  • Provide strategic and authoritative policy advice to the Manager Legal and Legislation, the Director, senior officers of EMV and the Minister for Emergency Services on a range of issues.
  • Pro-actively build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and develop options for implementing innovative strategies to facilitate a partnership approach across the emergency management sector agencies.
  • Undertake complex, sensitive research, analyse complex policy development and delivery issues and risks including the identification and resolution of emerging issues, risks and trends impacting on the achievement of key government and departmental objectives.


To be successful you will have:

  • Strong stakeholder management experience with a broad range of external and internal stakeholders;
  • Ability to maintain focus and energy in periods of high intensity and pressure;
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills which enable the achievement of shared outcomes.

How to Apply:

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

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Kareena Gay, Principal Legal Policy Officer, (03) 86851365.

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.

Application close midnight on Sunday 29 October 2017.

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