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Jobs and Small Business Vacancy N.N. 10715332
Australian Building and Construction Commission Closing date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Job Title: Lawyer
Division: Australian Building and Construction Commission
Branch: Southern Region
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $68,128 - $73,932
Location: Melbourne - VIC
Broadband: Government Lawyer Band 2 – APS 3-6 (APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6)
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: JM0459
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) promotes an improved workplace relations framework to ensure that building work is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively for the benefit of all building industry participants, without distinction, and for the benefit of the Australian economy as a whole. The ABCC works to achieve this framework by providing assistance, advice and education to the industry; monitoring and promoting compliance with relevant laws; undertaking enforcement activities; using information and analysis to inform decision making.

The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for delivering legal services across the Southern Region, as well as contributing to the ABCC’s national legal practice. This includes advising on the conduct of investigations, managing litigation, and supporting the Office of the General Counsel.

Under supervision and guidance, the APS 4 Lawyer's responsibilities will include:

• Conducting legal research and drafting legal documents, including advice and litigation documents.
• Supporting in-house Lawyers in advising on the conduct of investigations and reviewing and/or assessing briefs of evidence.
• Supporting in-house Lawyers in managing the conduct of litigation, primarily in the Federal Court and the Fair Work Commission.
• Providing general legal and administrative support, including assisting the Office of the General Counsel.


Australian citizenship is required for employment at the ABCC.

To be eligible for employment all preferred candidates are required to undergo a pre-employment screening. Screening checks include character, security and health clearances. Some positions may require additional checks to be performed and require a security clearance.



This vacancy is available as an ongoing or non-ongoing opportunity.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Should the role be offered in a non-ongoing capacity, it would be offered for a fixed term of 12 months.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:,
Position Contact: James Matheson, 03 8509 3080
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 PS44-Thu - 02 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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