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Legislation and Policy Officer - Resource Development

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Job Ref:  005310
Employer:  Department of Housing and Community Development (NT)
Job Type:  Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $117,281 - $126,045 (including salary $101,695 - $109,403)



Department of Housing and Community Development

Work Unit

Local Government and Community Development

Job Title

Legislation and Policy Officer -Resource Development


Administrative Officer 7

Job Type

Full Time




$101,695 - $109403



Position Number







Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective: Produce resources to ensure the implementation of legislation and the improvement of local government performance. The position has a significant role in training and engaging with local government council members and staff. Provide high level support, strategic advice and critical analysis across a wide range of policy and legislation issues.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Provide training resources and multimedia information for a variety of stakeholders to implement legislative change and promote local government issues.

2.     Undertake research and provide critical analysis, strategic advice and comment across a range of legislation and policy issues.

3.     Participate in the development, review and implementation of legislation, policy, strategies and projects.

4.     Manage Ministerial appointments, organise drafting of instruments; organise Gazettal and tabling of documents; process council by-laws.

5.     Provide secretariat management to relevant steering/reference committees, working groups and other groups.

6.     Advise members of the public and councils regarding requirements and processes in relation to cemeteries, local government and other legislation.

7.     Communicate complex concepts in an understandable manner to stakeholders and stakeholder groups.

8.     Develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with a diverse range of people.


Selection Criteria


1.      Proven experience in the development and use of a variety of media platforms and training resources.

2.      Proven experience in the development and review of policy and legislation with high level knowledge of policy and legislation relevant to the Department or ability to acquire such knowledge.

3.      Proven ability to meet deadlines and to manage complex and sensitive projects.

4.      High level ability to translate complex concepts for understanding by various audiences.

5.      Proven experience in high level written communications, including briefings proposals and recommendations, reports and meeting briefs, clearly communicating complex and broad ranging subject matter to a wide range of stakeholders.

6.      Well-developed cross cultural communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.



1.     Relevant tertiary qualifications; e.g. multimedia, journalism, law, policy, public sector management or other relevant qualification.


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