Senior Policy Officer

Job Location: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing date: 
04 Aug 2017

Administrative Services Officer Class 6

Salary Range: $79,824 - $91,356 (PN: 11408, several)


Details: ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is pleased to offer an opportunity for highly motivated officers to join the Policy and Government Unit, as a Senior Policy Officer. ACT Corrective Services is a high profile area of ACT Government activity dealing with interesting and challenging issues. The Policy and Government Unit has interaction with operational areas and the Government on a daily basis. Senior Policy Officers are responsible for the provision of well researched and timely advice to the Minister, as well as ACT Corrective Services and Justice and Community Safety Executives regarding correctional practice, and other relevant issues. The successful applicants should have a good knowledge of the functions of the ACT Government and be able to write to a high standard (e.g. briefs, papers, speeches, and correspondence). The successful applicants should also possess well developed organisational skills, a demonstrated ability to turn work around quickly and be willing to work as part of a team. The Senior Policy Officer will, under general direction and minimal supervision, prepare policy advice and analyse issues relating to correctional practice in the ACT, identify emerging issues in corrections, contribute to the development of policies and procedures, and coordinate input to external requests for information in regard to litigation, from oversight bodies and applications under the Freedom of Information Act 1989.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience would be an advantage. The successful candidates may be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Note: These are temporary positions available for a period of up to 12 months, with the possibility of permanency from this process.

How to Apply: To apply, applicants are required to submit four items: ACT Government Application Cover Sheet; statement addressing the selection criteria (maximum of one A4 page per criteria); a current resume; and the names and contact details of two referees. Please ensure you submit all four items. Ideally, one of the referees should be a current supervisor.

Contact Officer: Louise Crossman (02) 6205 7184

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Applications Close: 04 August 2017