Senior Legal Policy Officer

$142,352 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • Government House, Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla ACT, Australia
  • 04 Aug, 2022
Contractor/Temp Legal Services

Job Description

Classification: Legal Officer Grade 1.10
Salary: $142,352 plus superannuation
Position No: 42775
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 August 2022
Contact Officer: Kim Hosking on or (02) 6207 2619

Details: Legislation, Policy and Programs is seeking applications for an experienced Senior Legal Policy Officer. The successful applicant will provide leadership and manage an extensive work program, prepare high quality reports, briefs, submissions and correspondence for the Minister for Human Rights on the complex and technical legal policy issue of Voluntary Assisted Dying and develop and promote positive relationships with key stakeholders. The success applicant will require excellent legal research and analytical skills, a detailed understanding of government processes and high order communication, stakeholder engagement, organisational and collaboration skills.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.


A degree in Laws of an Australian tertiary institution, or a comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Director-General, is appropriate to the duties of the office.

Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for a period of up to six months.

The successful applicant may be selected based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply:
 Expressions of interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages addressing the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge and the Behavioural Capabilities, which can be found in the Position Description; and a current curriculum vitae including the details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted directly to the Contact Officer.


This is a temporary position available immediately for a period of up to six months.

Job Closing Date

16 Aug, 2022