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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10701306
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Closing date: Monday, 27 February 2017
Job Title: Legal Administrative Assistant
Division: Principal Registry
Section: Legal & Policy
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Part-time
Salary: $57,282 - $66,675
Location: Sydney - NSW
Classification: APS Level 3, APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NP

Job Description


Under the guidance and direction of the Assistant Director, Legal & Policy, the Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Legal & Policy area in a range of legal, administrative and research tasks.

1. Perform legal and administrative functions for the Section, including:
• compiling the AAT’s weekly information bulletin setting out AAT decisions
• updating and revising AAT internal and external publications relating to law and practice
• responding to telephone and e-mail enquiries
• proofreading practice and procedure documents and other products prepared by the Section for publication, and
• filing, photocopying and fulfilling other administrative needs within the Section.

2. Support the Assistant Director and Legal & Policy Officers in carrying out tasks related to appeals against AAT decisions, including:
• maintaining the AAT’s appeal databases and records
• drafting documentation in relation to litigation in which the AAT is named as a party
• drafting summaries of AAT and court decisions, and
• preparing appeal statistics.

3. Undertaking legal and other research in support of section projects.

4. Carrying out other duties as directed.



Successful completion of undergraduate Administrative Law subject is desirable.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This is a non-ongoing vacancy for a period of 18 months with the possibility of extension.

About Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has offices located in all states of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory and provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government, some non-government bodies and the Norfolk Island Government.

On 1 July 2015 the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Social Security Appeals Tribunal were merged with the AAT. The amalgamated AAT comprises a number of Divisions: Social Services and Child Support, Migration and Refugee, and General and Other.

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the APS employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.

To Apply

Position Contact: Adele Veness, (02) 9276 5513
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 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 PS07-Tue - 14 Feb 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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