Senior Legal Policy Officer

Location Melbourne


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 Principal Legal Policy Officer, AJPRU, the Senior Legal Policy Officer is responsible for developing reform policy and/or legislation proposals and providing policy and legal advice in relation to the Aboriginal Justice reform agenda.

In this role your key accountabilities will include: contributing to the development and management of aspects of the ongoing evolution of Victoria's policy on Aboriginal Justice matters and the Attorney-General's Aboriginal law reform program providing advice in relation to strategic Aboriginal Justice law policy matters and applying experience in legislative development, focusing on emerging policy and implementation issues having a demonstrated understanding of the Victorian Government's commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and being able to identify and deliver measurable outcomes that align with the overarching Aboriginal self-determination agenda. This is an Aboriginal Identified position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. About you As our ideal candidate you will have: previous experience in one of the following areas of Victorian law: human rights law, criminal law or public and administrative law demonstrated knowledge of Cabinet processes and Government decision-making processes the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Aboriginal community knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to Aboriginal Victorians.

A Bachelor of Laws or other relevant qualification from a recognised tertiary institution is desired. How to apply Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and cover 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. for further information. The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


Department of Justice and Community Safety
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$98,396 - $119,052

Work Type

Full Time


30 Oct 2020


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