First listed on: 09 April 2019

Inquiry Officer



The Legislative Council is looking for a full-time Inquiry Officer to work in the Council Committee office on fixed term basis.  

About the role

As the succesful candidate, you will provide high-level research support to Council committees.  In this role you will draft reports for committee inquiries, undertake major research, analyse information and develop recommendations for the committee's consideration.  You will also be required to provide accurate procedural advice and information to key stakeholders and undertake high level administrative to support the Committee

You will need to be able to work with minimal supervision, complete complex research tasks, occasional administrative, and procedural tasks subject to time constraints.  You may be required to work on more than one inquiry and more than one committee at a time.

You must also be able to remain professional and apolitiocal whilst working in an all-party political environment. 

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have excellent research and writing skills.  This position interacts with people on all levels, maintains confidentiality on sensitive issues and acts with tact and diplomacy, so you will possess excellent communication skills and be known for your team-work.  Your organisational, time management and computer skills will be of a high standard as is your capacity to thrive in a  fast-paced environment.    You must also have the ability to work with minimal supervision, be flexible and be able to deal with the challenge of working in an all-party political environment.

About the organisation

The Parliament of Victoria through its elected representatives is accountable to the Victorian Community for the provision and conduct of representative government in the interests of all Victorians. The objective of the Departments of the Parliament is to deliver apolitical, professional and innovative services to support our elected representatives and the Parliament as an institution.

In particular, the Department of the Legislative Council provides administrative and procedural support to the Legislative Council and its committees, with an emphasis on the provision of reliable, accurate and timely apolitical advice concerning the law, custom and practice of the Parliament under the Westminster system.  The Department also records and publishes proceedings, has custody of documents prepared for and received by the House, and provides public information services.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. 
Our employees are the key to our success, and bring new and innovative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work in the delivery of quality services to support the work of the Parliament.

How to Apply

Using the "Apply Now" button, please include a cover letter, resume and 1-2 pages outlining your experience in line with the key selection criteria contained within the position description


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