Local recruitment: Legislative Analyst

Queensland Government

Brisbane QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Policy and Legislation; Water Act Initiatives; Water Resource Management; Brisbane, with flexible work location considered

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water is looking for a Legislative Analyst with a Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent to join the Policy and Legislation team in the Water Resource Management division

Job details

Position statusPermanent
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupPolicy & Planning
Workplace LocationBrisbane Inner City,Flexible
Job ad referenceQLD/464876/23
Closing date31-Jan-2023
Yearly salary$118197 – $126566
Fortnightly salary$4530.50 – $4851.30
Job duration
Contact personJason Douglas
Contact detailsPh: (07) 3096 6241
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The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water drives growth for Queensland by managing sustainable water resources, leading innovation in manufacturing, and developing our regions. From our offices in Brisbane and a network of regional offices and manufacturing hubs, more than 580 DRDMW staff work to create a Queensland where communities, businesses and water resources are sustainable and resilient.

You will undertake research and analysis and provide authoritative policy and analytical advice and guidance on complex policy issues facing Queensland’s water sector. You will use your legal qualifications, skills and abilities applied in a policy legislative development environment to guide and develop policy and legislation proposals.

The applicant will require a Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent. The applicant will also require policy and/or legislative development experience. Legislation reform experience relevant to natural resource management/environmental management is desirable for the role.

Key duties and accountabilities are:
• Lead and support policy and legislation projects using legal expertise and demonstrated knowledge of policy and legislation frameworks.
• Provide timely, expert, and authoritative advice on complex and emerging policy and regulatory issues relevant to the management of Queensland’s water resources.
• Conduct and coordinate substantial research, analysis and interpret legislation and develop policy solutions to support the delivery of water reform programs and projects.
• Prepare and/or oversee drafting instructions for key primary and subordinate legislation for the Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel to support the delivery of water reform programs and projects.
• Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of complex reports, policy submissions, briefing notes, presentations, speeches, publications and correspondence for Cabinet, State Committees, Industry/Stakeholder Groups, the Minister, and senior
departmental management.
• Develop and maintain constructive working relationships and networks with clients and stakeholders. Work collaboratively and negotiate with colleagues and with other levels of government, industry, and non-government organisations to achieve policy outcomes and deliver on Government commitments.
• Represent the business unit and the Department at State/Commonwealth conferences, internal/external meetings and committees and inter-departmental and inter-jurisdictional working groups.
• Other duties as directed and required

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/464876/23

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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