This is a fixed term vacancy for a period up to 6 months, with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
The Strategic Reform Division plays a key role in the achievement of the Department’s Strategic Framework 2017-2020 by providing essential policy development and oversight for delivery for Department’s services.
As a part of the Aboriginal Services and Engagement Team, the position will contribute to a variety of activities that shape and manage the department’s strategic agenda for Aboriginal people.
The Senior Policy Officer will contribute to conducting research, developing advice and completing tasks relating to the development and implementation of the Department’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) including supporting Aboriginal Services Committee initiative.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the job-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing the following essential job-related requirements:
- Achieve results.
- Communicates and Influences effectively.
- Demonstrated experience in policy development, implementation and evaluation.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and society and a demonstrated proven ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability.
As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Christine Lewis on (08) 9264 9537 for a confidential discussion.