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 Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EMV083B
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description [EMV083] - Senior Legal Policy Officer - V PS Grade 5 - EMV083.doc (Word, 781KB)


Contact: David Clavarino, Manager Legal and Legislation
(03) 86851354

Position Details

Senior Legal Policy Officer

  • A role with broad reaching impact
  • Challenging and engaging role
  • VPSG5, Full-time, Flexible Ongoing

The Senior Legal Policy Officer will provide strategic and authoritative policy and legal advice to the Manager Legal and Legislation, the Director Legal Policy and Executive Services, 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 and 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 David Clavarino, Manager Legal and Legislation on (03) 86851354.

Please provide an additional written statement addressing the key selection criteria (no more than two pages). 

Applications close midnight on Monday 28 January 2019


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