Senior Legal Policy Officer - Royal Commission Team | Full-time Temporary

Classification: Legal 2
Salary: $135,195 - $140,752
Position No: 38162
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised: 13 February 2018
Closes: 27 February 2018
Contact:Melanie Moss on melanie.moss@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 5214
This is a temporary position available until 29 June 2018, with the possibility of an extension.


Details: Legislation, Policy and Programs are seeking applications for a highly motivated Director or Senior legal policy officer to lead its Royal Commission Team. The Royal Commission team leads the ACT Government’s engagement with the development of the Commonwealth led Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and response to the Royal Commission’s law reform recommendations. The Senior Legal Policy Officer provides high level advice and direction to Government and the ACT Public Service on questions of criminal/civil law, practice and policy; develops and delivers complex legislation relating to criminal/civil law matters; manages justice related projects; engages in consultation with the community and government; liaises and manages stakeholders, both internal and external; prepares budget bids and represents the Directorate at a high level. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of the team.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in policy and legislation development, and a solid background in criminal/general/public law and policy. Admission as a legal practitioner in an Australian jurisdiction is essential.
Note: This is a temporary position available until 29 June 2018, with the possibility of an extension.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should provide a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining their practical experience against the selection criteria. Applicants should also provide an up to date copy of their resume with the names and contact details of two referees.
Applications should be sent to the Contact Officer.

Job categories:

Justice, Corrections and Emergency Services
Legal