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Research Support Officer (x2)

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Job Ref:  218411 & 218412
Employer:  Western Australia Police (WA)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Perth WA, Australia (Show on map)

Position Number: 
218411 & 218412
Level/Salary: Level 3, $69,896 to $75,717 p.a, PSGO CSA GA 2017
Work Type:  Permanent - Full Time
Location: Perth
Closing Date: 2018-09-25 4:00 PM

The Western Australia Police Force (WA Police Force) is transforming the way in which it provides legislative reform services in support of the agency’s and Government priorities. In this context, a number of exciting new opportunities to be part of the Legislative Services team are now available. 

If you would like to work as part of a team, in a complex and dynamic legislative policing environment, and you value stakeholder engagement and collaboration, then this may be the job for you. 

Interested? If you are, the WA Police Force invites you to read the enclosed documents, including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) and attend an optional information session on Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 4pm – 5pm to find out more. 

To register interest in attending the information session, please email Ms Gerry Tomekova ( by COB Wednesday, 12 September 2018. You will then be emailed joining instructions. The session will be held in the Perth CBD. 


This role contributes to the evaluation, development and implementation of legislative reform to support the agency’s and Government’s priorities. The position researches and analyses data and information relevant to the development of legislation and provides advice, briefing notes, correspondence and other information as required.


Please ensure you complete, sign and scan the Integrity Check Consent Form (refer attached) and submit it along with your application (the integrity check consent form is not required for current WA Police Force employees). 

Applicants are asked to address the following nominated work related requirements in no more than three (3) pages: 

  1. Research and analytical
  2. Problem solving
  3. Organisational 

Applicants are also required to submit a Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). Your CV should provide enough detail (dot points are sufficient) to allow the selection panel to assess your skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the Key Accountabilities of the attached Position Description Form. 

The CV must also include the names and contact details of two (2) referees who can comment on the applicant’s ability to satisfy all of the Essential Work Related Requirements. 

Please note: For applicants deemed suitable, all Essential Work Related Requirements listed in the Position Description Form will be assessed at some stage during the selection process. 

Please note: the panel will be inviting shortlisted applicants to participate in an assessment centre group activity to be held on Thursday, 4 October 2018. 

From there, applicants further shortlisted for the role will be invited to attend an interview between Wednesday, 10 October 2018 – Friday, 12 October 2018. 


Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above two (2) listed vacancies, it is intended that this process also be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout the division.  Applicants who are identified as suitable at the completion of this process will be considered for appointment should this occur. This option will remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial date of the appointment. 

Integrity and criminal checks will be conducted if the recommended applicants for these roles are not a current WA Police Force employee. Any relocation costs associated with appointment to this position may be the responsibility of the successful applicant. 


The WA Police Force is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal Australians, young people, people with a disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible family friendly work practices. 

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a vital component within the WA Police Force. Safety is a partnership between the employer and their employees and it relies on all of us working together to ensure that everyone is safe in their working environment, which enables them to go home safely. We incorporate safety in every part of our business and it is an integral part of the decision-making process. 


If you have any further queries that are not addressed in the Position Description material, FAQ’s or Information Session, you can contact:

Mr Mal Penn, Assistant Director Legislative Services on 0419 948 001; or

Ms Alana Oatham, Senior Research and Legislation Officer on 6229 5507.


Application packages and the Position Description Form are attached below. Should you experience difficulties downloading these documents please contact Police Staff Selection and Deployment on the above mentioned telephone number

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