||Legal and Compliance Group
||Commercial and Indigenous Law Branch
||$64,664 - $83,743
||APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6
|Agency Employment Act:
||PS Act 1999
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 Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has its national office in Canberra and employs around 3000 staff in locations around Australia.
FaHCSIA advises the Government on all policy issues within the portfolio, and manages the delivery of FaHCSIA services through a range of service providers. FaHCSIA also advises the Government on the social policy implications of wider government policy including taxation, superannuation and savings policy.
As well as families, FaHCSIA focuses on communities and groups with differing needs such as people living in rural and remote areas, homeless individuals, low income households, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds (DCALB).
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, www.fahcsia.gov.au under the heading 'Careers in FaHCSIA'. Hearing or speech impaired applicants may obtain selection documentation via the department's TTY number 1800 260 402.
||Sayuri Grady, (02) 6146 3186
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