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Social Services Vacancy N.N. 10603376
Department of Social Services Closing date: Sunday, 26 May 2013
Job Title: Legal Officer
Division: Legal and Compliance Group
Branch: Commercial and Indigenous Law Branch
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $64,664 - $83,743
Location: Woden
Classification: APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999

Job Description


FaHCSIA Legal Officers are an integral part of FaHCSIA's Legal Practice, and are required to provide a range of legal services, including commercial drafting, statutory interpretation, administrative law advice, general legal advice and legislative development.


Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment National Police History check, and provide evidence of Australian Citizenship, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the Department.

Admission, or eligible to be admitted, as a Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Practitioner of an Australian Court is essential. Law graduates undertaking or about to undertake College of Law (or equivalent) will be considered.


The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

About Department of Social Services 

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has its national office in Canberra and employs around 2350 staff in locations around Australia.

DSS has a central role in delivering policies and programs that touch on the lives of almost every Australian. We also manage a significant proportion of the Federal Budget and have responsibility for major Government initiatives like the National Disability Insurance scheme and the Family Support Program.

The diversity of our staff is very important to us and we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, women and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders for vacancies in the Department.

Selection documents are also available on our website, under the heading 'Careers in DSS'. Hearing or speech impaired applicants may obtain selection documentation via the department's TTY number 1800 260 402.

To Apply

Position Contact: Sayuri Grady, (02) 6146 3186
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that the names of successful applicants will also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette.
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS14-Thu - 11 Apr 2013 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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