Legal Policy Officer

Location Melbourne - CBD


Legal Policy Officer A role with broad reaching impact Challenging and engaging role VPSG4, Fixed Term until August 2021 The Legal Policy Officer supports and assists the Manager Sector Governance and Legislation in the provision of strategic and authoritative legal and policy advice to the Director Policy and Performance, Senior Executives and the Minister on time critical multi-agency issues, including projects dealing with Whole of Government matters. Key accountabilities include: Prepare briefs, discussion papers, and reports as required for the Director, Minister, Secretary and other senior EMV and departmental officers on complex and sensitive issues. Provide strategic policy advice to the Director, and other senior EMV and Departmental officers and the Minister on a wide variety of issues related to emergency management in Victoria.

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. Assist in the development and implementation of policy and legislative proposals through consultation and negotiation in relation to options for legislative change and the preparation of Cabinet and Parliamentary documentation. 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 in particular your suitably to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment with responsibility for delivering a large government reform package. 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.

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and contractors, are not eligible to apply The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. NOTE: This is a re-advertised role.

Previous applicants need not apply. Enquiries about this position should be directed to Poppy Rogers-Ross, Principal Legal Policy Officer, 0439 876 450. Application close midnight on Monday 5 October 2020.


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6 Oct 2020


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