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Principal Legislative And Policy Officer (357360)


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We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.5 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.


  • Develop and implement legislative proposals including the preparation of Cabinet Minutes, Briefing Papers and instructions to Parliamentary Counsel.
  • Manage and/or coordinate major legislative projects.
  • Liaise and consult within the agency and with other agencies (State and Commonwealth), private enterprise and industry stakeholders, including the Law Society, Bar Association and Tasmania Law Reform Institute to ensure their input into legislative policy development.
  • Advise on emerging legal issues and provide high level policy advice to the Director, Secretary or Minister in relation to legislative issues.
  • Prepare high level documents for the Attorney-General including replies to correspondence, Minutes, Cabinet Minutes, Issues Briefings, Executive Council papers and Second Reading Speeches.
  • Represent the Department and be a strong advocate for Departmental and Government policy across a wide range of forums in complex and often sensitive negotiations.

Desirable Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in law.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 Statement of Duties (357360) Principal Legislative and Policy Officer (March 2021).doc

 Statement of Duties (357360) Principal Legislative and Policy Officer (March 2021).pdf

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

 FAQs Short Form Application.docx

 FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4946.

For more information

Brooke Craven
Director Strategic Legislation and Policy
(03) 6165 4926