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Legislation Liaison Officer, Executive Level 1, Chief Operating Officer Group

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team 

The department’s Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch is recruiting two Legislation Liaison Officers (LLOs) to manage a busy legislative program for three Cabinet Ministers. The positions are in the Legislation Liaison Unit (LLU), supervised by the Deputy General Counsel.   

An LLO assists DISER officers progressing legislative projects, from the initial preparation of bids and through to introduction/passage and maintenance of bills and making/tabling legislative instruments. They are the central source of advice and guidance for line areas on legislative processes for legislation and legislative instruments, and regularly provide information to the executive, Ministerial offices and external stakeholders regarding progress on the portfolio’s legislation.  

Our ideal candidate 

We are looking to fill a number of vacancies within Legislation Liaison Unit.  Our ideal candidates will; 

  • enjoy a challenge, thrives in a busy environment and can multi-task to reconcile multiple competing deadlines;
  • be responsive, highly organised and has great communication skills;
  • build relationships with ease and can work with a wide range of stakeholders across government;
  • have strong knowledge of parliamentary and legislative processes, or demonstrate their ability to quickly acquire that knowledge;
  • possess strategic skills and the ability to negotiate to achieve outcomes; and
  • understand the value of providing high quality support services to our colleagues across the department and its Ministers.

Prior experience in similar roles is highly desirable, particularly knowledge of legislative and parliamentary processes (including the Legislation Act 2003 and the Legislation Handbook). 

What you will do  

The main responsibilities of the LLO role include: 

  • coordinating the delivery of the department’s legislation program, including managing the legislation bids process, engagement in bills drafting, approval and passage.
  • managing the process for approval and making of legislative instruments, and lodgement of ExCo documents.
  • providing advice and assistance to policy areas and Ministerial offices on legislative process and procedure.
  • collaborating and consulting with lawyers in the branch on legislative projects;
  • managing legislation reporting and legislative coordination requests;
  • Leadership and management of the LLU.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens. 

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level. 


Prior experience in similar roles is highly desirable, particularly knowledge of legislative and parliamentary processes (including the Legislation Act 2003 and the Legislation Handbook). 

This process is being used to fill immediate vacancies, however a merit pool may be established to fill future similar vacancies.

How to apply 

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel. 

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description. 

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) 

Contact information 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact or (02) 6126 4500. 

Learn more about the department 

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail. 

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information. 

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

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