39526, several


Policy/Program Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 02 April 2020

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $107,475 - $115,687 plus superannuation
Position No: 39526, several
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 March 2020
Contact Officer: Kym Copeman on kym.copeman@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 3749


The Justice Planning and Safety Programs team in Legislation, Policy and Programs is seeking applications for multiple positions. Justice Planning and Safety Programs drives the ACT Government’s justice reform agenda to address the underlying causes of crime and reduce the cycle of re-offending. The team develops and administers policy and program initiatives related to reducing recidivism, crime prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice, restorative practices and victims of crime. It is also responsible for publishing criminal justice statistics and manages the ACT Policing Arrangement and Purchase Agreement. Policy/Program Officers work with government and community stakeholders to develop and implement strategic justice policy and initiatives related to community safety and improving outcomes for vulnerable people in contact with the justice system including: Victims of Crime – implementing the Charter of Rights for Victims of Crime, reviewing financial assistance schemes for victims of crime; and providing secretariat support for the Victims Advisory Board, including managing the ministerial appointment process. Justice Housing/Reducing Recidivism – working across Government to drive reform and develop justice housing initiatives to support the Government’s commitment to reduce recidivism by 25% by 2025. Crime Prevention/Policing – working with ACT Policing and other stakeholders to develop and implement crime prevention initiatives including community awareness campaigns, home safety programs and improving crime data publications; and supporting the administration of the ACT Policing Arrangement and Purchase Agreement. Policy/Program Officers are responsible for providing high quality strategic advice, reporting to Government and managing funding arrangements for the delivery of justice related programs. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team and deliver policy and programs that will have a tangible impact on the Canberra community.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant tertiary qualifications or experience in similar justice policy or program roles is highly desirable but not essential.
Note: There are several permanent and temporary vacancies across the team. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: In two pages or less, tell us why you are the best person for the role addressing the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviour capabilities outlined in the Position Description, together with a copy of your current curriculum vitae.
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