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Legislative Officer

• 2 Year Fixed Term opportunity
• VBA Grade 4
• Convenient location, close to public transport

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/TR/10522
Closing Date: 18-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: 2 Year Fixed Term
File Attachment: pd - t&r - legislative officer - pos 1052 - grade 4 - feb 18.docx
Contact: Lisa Rongo - Senior Legislative Advisor
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Position Details

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The primary purpose of this role is to provide support on the development and implementation of policies, legislation and regulations relating to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 and building and plumbing industry matters.

The role will liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to carry out the VBA's functions under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 and all other relevant legislation and regulations. This will include the provision of legal advice, undertaking research, initiating recommendations, drafting a range of responses and reporting and coordinating projects.

 Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this position, you will need to demonstrate:


  • Proven experience in providing complex regulatory and legislative advice including the formulation of recommendations, action plans and responses.
  • Highly developed conceptual and problem-solving skills with the ability to research, identify and analyse trends, develop systems and processes, and implement effective interventions and solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, briefings, memoranda and recommendations.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships   with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including the ability to negotiate effective outcomes.
  • Excellent organisational and self-management skills with the ability to use initiative, plan and prioritise work and handle   multiple demands in a deadline driven environment.



Why work for the VBA?

Work for the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and you will join a values-based organisation who invests in employees. Our value: We Problem Solve, We Work as One and We Deliver.


Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Employee learning and development opportunities

To find out more about why it's great to work for the VBA, visit 'Careers' at

Salary Details

Base salary in the Grade 4 range of $81,354 - $92,304 per annum (plus 9.5% super), will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.

Application Process

For full job details and to apply, click 'Apply Now' below.


The VBA job application process requires you to:

  • Upload your current resume, proof of your right to work in Australia (citizenship or residency document or Australia working visa) and any qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page
  • Candidates are not required to address all selection criteria, only those listed in the questionnaire. 
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted
  • Standard recruitment practice applies, which may include interviewing, skills/competency testing, reference checking and/or other selection processes.


Applications due by midnight on Sunday 18 March 2018.

No agencies please.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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