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Policy Officer


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  • Exciting ongoing and fixed term roles available across strategic policy reform as well as budget and performance
  • Opportunity to build on your experience in policy, performance and financial analysis
  • Contribute to a dynamic and busy team

About us

The Justice Policy and Data Reform (JPDR) group provides policy advice and support on criminal law, civil law, and Court and tribunal matters for which the Attorney-General is responsible. JPDR includes a Justice System Reform branch which leads strategic justice system policy and reform, including data reform and strategic projects relating to the Courts and key entities across the Justice System. The branch is then further divided into units and teams.

The Justice System Reform Branch consists of three units:

  • Justice System Strategy: supports the Attorney-General's focus on improving the interconnection and operation of the Justice System to inform whole-of-justice strategic decision-making through policy, process and budget reforms. 
  • Court Strategic Projects: provides a dedicated focus on court signature projects, the strategic relationship with Courts and helping triage Court support. 
  • System Governance: recognises the importance of creating strong governance expertise to guide JDPR's collaboration and oversight of justice system partners. Responsible for providing high-quality and authoritative advice to acquit the Attorney-General's and department's legal governance and administrative responsibilities.

About the role

The Policy Officer position will be within Justice System Strategy, which comprises of two teams:

  • Justice Strategy: identifies and delivers system level reforms, which includes active stewardship of the justice system to improve outcomes, performance and access to justice for all users.
  • Strategic Improvement: leads budget and performance improvements (particularly across the Victorian Courts and tribunals), which includes monitoring the performance and financial condition of the justice system, drawing on a variety of data, reports, and other resources.

The role involves supporting the team to develop and analyse budget submissions and outcomes, considering how system-level performance can be measured and improved, and contributing to the co-ordination, research, development, implementation, review and reform of other policy and system reform across the Attorney-General's portfolio.

About you

We are looking for staff who are motivated to make an impact in delivering the government's reform agenda and influencing how a complex service delivery system works at all levels.

As our ideal candidate you will demonstrate:

  • Ability to assist with research, development and implementation of policy proposals, programs and initiatives
  • Effective writing skills to assist with preparation of policy proposals, project briefs, reports, service plans and recommendations
  • Excellent time management skills to manage your priorities to support your team

How to apply

For further information on role capabilities please refer to the attached position description which outlines the key selection criteria and accountabilities for the role.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include only a resume and covering letter. 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.