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Policy Officer (Vpsg4)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • An exciting opportunity to contribute to Place Reform at DJCS
  • Attractive VPS Grade 4 salary between $87,640 - $99,438 + superannuation
  • Multiple ongoing and fixed term, full-time roles based in Melbourne CBD (currently working remotely)

About us

The Service Delivery and Place Reform team is responsible for driving an ambitious reform agenda across the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

In particular, given the significant impact of COVID-19, the team is leading work to support social recovery for all Victorians, and to ensure that the future justice and social service systems deliver integrated responses that meets client needs and builds resilience.

There is a breadth of policy and reform work led by the team, including service delivery, funding, workforce, governance, system and enablers reform.

The team's work is underpinned by a strong commitment to stakeholder engagement, empowering client voice and data and evidence to inform priorities and implementation.

The team works in close partnership with the Department of Health and sector stakeholders.

About the role

The Policy Officer will be responsible for supporting strategic policy work, including the redesign of relevant service systems to improve client outcomes.

The Policy Officer will support the development and implementation of policy and administrative reforms in consultation with relevant stakeholders and provide advice to senior executives and Ministers on complex matters.

Your key accountability will include:

  • Undertake research projects under limited direction
  • Use research findings and data to make recommendations on the formulation of evidence based policy options
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of complex policy and reform
  • Supports key projects
  • Provide advice and support on a range of policy proposals, programs and initiatives
  • Prepare briefings, advice, reports, correspondence and documentation
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

About you

As our successful candidate, you will have/be:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • strong research and policy skills
  • exceptional project and stakeholder management skills
  • a problem solver with conceptual and analytical abilities
  • a team player with empathy and cultural awareness
  • proactive, accountable, flexible, resilient and ethical.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter that details your motivation for applying and includes the skills and attributes you would bring to the role. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process or an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this advertisement.

Applications close AEST 11:59pm on Thursday 15 April 2021.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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