Policy Officer



About us The new Aboriginal Justice group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) has been established to help us realise a clear and unifying vision of a justice and community safety system that works together to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria. Within the group, the Aboriginal Justice Policy Reform Unit (AJPRU) will drive structural and systemic transformation and coordinate efforts across the department to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians through policy development, legislative reform and genuine commitment to self-determination. About the role Reporting to the Director, AJPRU, the Policy Officer will be responsible for assisting with developing reform policy/and or legislation proposals and providing policy and legal advice in relation to the Aboriginal Justice reform agenda.

Guidance and support will be provided by the business unit executive, Senior Officers and Principal Officers. Some of your main responsibilities will include: assisting in the development and management of Victoria's Reform policy/and or legislation in relation to Aboriginal Justice matters, or other aspects of the Attorney-General's Reform program assisting in the preparation of Cabinet and Parliamentary documentation, as well as drafting briefings, policy papers, reports and Ministerial and other correspondence for the Attorney-General's portfolio liaising with various stakeholders with regard to the Attorney-General's work program as well as other issues affecting the Attorney-General's portfolio. About you As our ideal candidate, you will have: knowledge and experience of public policy development and implementation knowledge and experience of Cabinet processes and Government decision-making processes or an interest in, and demonstrated ability to acquire, that knowledge knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to Aboriginal Victorians demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Aboriginal community.

A relevant tertiary qualification in law, public policy, Aboriginal affairs or similar is desired. How to apply Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter.

Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .

pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process.

Please visit https://www.justice.vic.

gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information. The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


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25 May 2020


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