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Policy Officer, DPO III (Talent Pool) - Policy, Reform & Legislation

Advertiser: NSW Department of Communities and Justice4 out of 54.0 overall rating (2 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Oct 2020
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Other

Policy Officer, DPO III (Talent Pool) - Policy, Reform & Legislation

Company description:

Department of Communities and Justice



Job description:

  • Make a difference in communities and justice policy and reform
  • Talent Pool recruitment for Ongoing and Temporary, Full time and Part- time roles based in Sydney CBD
  • Departmental Professional Officer Grade 3, Salary ($104,226– $113,859), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

 

About us

  

The Department of Communities and Justice exists to help create a safe, just and inclusive New South Wales in which every person has the opportunity to realise their potential. We do this through providing a focused, fairer and faster justice system with programs and services which contribute to building safe communities and the protection of rights.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

The Policy and Reform & Legislation Branch sits within the Law Reform and Legal Services Division of the Department. The Branch contributes to the development of policy for the justice system and to delivering government reform priorities, including complex legislative reform projects

 

About the role

 

If you are passionate about policy development, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have a sound understanding of the law, the operations of Government and/or experience in Parliamentary and Ministerial processes a role in the Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch could be for you.

 

Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch requires a dynamic individual to work within a team of policy officers and to assist Policy Managers and Directors to ensure Ministerial and Departmental objectives are achieved. In this role you will:

  • undertake research, draft legal policy advice and develop legislative and non-legislative projects
  • contribute to development of major reforms of the criminal and civil justice systems and reforms relating to families, communities and disability services
  • provide support for the legislative program for Ministers in the Stronger Communities cluster, including the Attorney General, the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, and the Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections

 

We are interested in suitably qualified candidates with skills and knowledge in law and/or policy.

 

 

Essential requirements

 

  • Legal qualifications (Bachelor of Laws or equivalent)
  • Sound knowledge of Commonwealth and State law, government functions and the legislative process

 

About you

 

You will possess strong research and analytical skills and advanced verbal and written communication skills. You will be able to manage competing priorities within a high-pressure work environment. You will have an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups. You are a person with high levels of integrity and professionalism, sound judgment, discretion and initiative.  

 

For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework, please click here to download the role description.

 

Applying for the role

 

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

           

When applying you will need to:

 

  1. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages), and

 

  1. Attach a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description. Your cover letter must answer the two pre-screening questions below

 

  • Describe a situation where you had to explain a complex legal or policy concept. How did you ensure your advice was clear and appropriate for the audience?
  • Describe a time when you had to respond to someone who had a different opinion on a policy or legal issue. How did you respond and work through this?

 

Contact: Alexandra Cassar, Senior Policy Officer via email  alexandra.cassar@dcj.nsw.gov.au 

 

Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020 (11:59 pm)

 

 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

 

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 

 

Company description:

Department of Communities and Justice



Job description:

  • Make a difference in communities and justice policy and reform
  • Talent Pool recruitment for Ongoing and Temporary, Full time and Part- time roles based in Sydney CBD
  • Departmental Professional Officer Grade 3, Salary ($104,226– $113,859), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

 

About us

  

The Department of Communities and Justice exists to help create a safe, just and inclusive New South Wales in which every person has the opportunity to realise their potential. We do this through providing a focused, fairer and faster justice system with programs and services which contribute to building safe communities and the protection of rights.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

The Policy and Reform & Legislation Branch sits within the Law Reform and Legal Services Division of the Department. The Branch contributes to the development of policy for the justice system and to delivering government reform priorities, including complex legislative reform projects

 

About the role

 

If you are passionate about policy development, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have a sound understanding of the law, the operations of Government and/or experience in Parliamentary and Ministerial processes a role in the Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch could be for you.

 

Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch requires a dynamic individual to work within a team of policy officers and to assist Policy Managers and Directors to ensure Ministerial and Departmental objectives are achieved. In this role you will:

  • undertake research, draft legal policy advice and develop legislative and non-legislative projects
  • contribute to development of major reforms of the criminal and civil justice systems and reforms relating to families, communities and disability services
  • provide support for the legislative program for Ministers in the Stronger Communities cluster, including the Attorney General, the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, and the Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections

 

We are interested in suitably qualified candidates with skills and knowledge in law and/or policy.

 

 

Essential requirements

 

  • Legal qualifications (Bachelor of Laws or equivalent)
  • Sound knowledge of Commonwealth and State law, government functions and the legislative process

 

About you

 

You will possess strong research and analytical skills and advanced verbal and written communication skills. You will be able to manage competing priorities within a high-pressure work environment. You will have an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups. You are a person with high levels of integrity and professionalism, sound judgment, discretion and initiative.  

 

For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework, please click here to download the role description.

 

Applying for the role

 

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

           

When applying you will need to:

 

  1. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages), and

 

  1. Attach a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description. Your cover letter must answer the two pre-screening questions below

 

  • Describe a situation where you had to explain a complex legal or policy concept. How did you ensure your advice was clear and appropriate for the audience?
  • Describe a time when you had to respond to someone who had a different opinion on a policy or legal issue. How did you respond and work through this?

 

Contact: Alexandra Cassar, Senior Policy Officer via email  alexandra.cassar@dcj.nsw.gov.au 

 

Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020 (11:59 pm)

 

 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

 

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 

 

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