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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10698268
Attorney-General's Department Closing date: Thursday, 12 January 2017
Job Title: Various Opportunities – Legal – Senior Legal Officer
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $95,154 - $115,778
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 493228/AGD | Several Positions

Job Description

Duties


Please quote reference number: 493228/AGD.

To obtain a copy of the Vacancy Information Kit, please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button at the bottom of this advertisement.

ABOUT THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programmes and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and strengthen our national security and emergency management. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth (including legal advice and representation).

Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and the Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism are responsible.

Our department is structured into four groups to effectively and efficiently deliver a range of policy and programmes against strategic aims and broader portfolio objectives:

• Civil Justice and Corporate
• Criminal Justice
• National Security and Emergency Management
• Australian Government Solicitor

Central to the department meeting its objectives is a capable, engaged and flexible workforce which can perform and excel in a complex and changing environment. The department is committed to a diverse and flexible workplace. By investing in the development of our people we aim to improve our productivity and enhance our ability to deliver high quality advice and outcomes.

DUTIES

We are seeking managers and senior advisers with the interest and ability to support the Government’s law and justice agenda while strengthening and supporting the national security and emergency management agenda. Through the utilisation of professional legal skills, solutions-based thinking, strong written and verbal communication skills, the successful candidates will be committed to delivering results.

As a Senior Legal Officer, you will manage and have responsibility for the delivery of the work of your team and may be required to represent the department at meetings and external forums. You will be expected to build and maintain excellent relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
 

Eligibility


Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for engagement. These are security assessed positions and the successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain at least a Baseline security clearance.

Applicants for Senior Legal Officer roles must hold a degree in law from an Australian tertiary institution or comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Secretary, is appropriate to the duties of the office, or admission in Australia as a legal practitioner.
 

Notes


AGD is advertising Executive Level 1 and Senior Legal Officer roles concurrently. Those applying for a Senior Legal Officer role will automatically be considered for an Executive Level 1 role unless the applicant advises AGD otherwise.

A merit pool will be created from this vacancy, and will be active up to twelve months after the date of this gazettal.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This recruitment process is being used to fill both ongoing and non-ongoing positions.

These non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term of varying periods up to 18 months, with the possibility of extension. The maximum initial engagement period is 18 months which can possibly be extended to 3 years as per the Public Service Regulations 1999, Sub-regulation 3.5(3).requirements.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

About Attorney-General's Department 

The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) serves the people of Australia by delivering programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework, and strengthen our national security and emergency management. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth (including legal advice and representation).

We are the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General’s portfolio, for which the Attorney-General; the Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism are responsible.

To find out more, visit our website at www.ag.gov.au.

To Apply

Position Contact: HR Assist, (02) 6141 6111
Agency Recruitment Site: http://www.ag.gov.au/
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
 
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS50-Fri - 09 Dec 2016 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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