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Legal Policy Officer


Employer: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Policy & Research
Sector/s: State Government
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 24 August, 2018.
Applications close: 11 September, 2018. (Expired)

Criminal Law Governance and Resources are seeking a motivated and capable person with well-developed analytical and research skills to be part of a dedicated team that develops and leads key legal projects and for providing policy and legal advice in areas such as access to justice and legal assistance.

About us

Criminal Law Governance and Resources provides support to the Deputy Secretary, Secretary and Attorney-General regarding the Attorney-General's criminal justice related first law officer responsibilities. First law officer responsibilities include prerogatives and petitions of mercy, expungement applications, Council of Attorneys-General's matters, ex gratia assistance and inter jurisdictional prisoner transfers.

About the role

As the Legal Policy Officer, you will lead key legal projects and provide policy and legal advice in areas such as access to justice, prisoner related matters and legal assistance. You will research, consult and develop policy options and support the delivery of the Attorney-General's criminal justice related First Law Officer responsibilities.

In the role, you will:

  • Develop evidence based advice and briefings to the Attorney-General and Government
  • Liaise with other criminal justice system stakeholders with regard to the Attorney-General's work program and other issues affecting the Attorney-General's portfolio
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Bachelor of Law or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas of law: criminal law and procedure; public and administrative law
  • Knowledge of project management processes, including the ability to achieve project objectives within tight timeframes, and to actively engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated policy skills to develop policies based on expert knowledge
  • Experience in producing a range of complex technical reports and recommendations on relevant issues
  • Strong oral communication and consultation skills.
How to apply for this job

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