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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10721668
Australian Federal Police Closing date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
Division: Legal
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Barton - ACT
Agency Classification: AFP SES Band 2 (Senior Executive Service Band 2)
Agency Website:

Job Description


The mission of the Australian Federal Police is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the community of the ACT. The agency has a current focus on diversifying their workforce and modernising their capabilities.

The AFP is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Chief Counsel (National Manager Legal).

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Counsel will manage and provide high level leadership to the AFP Legal and Proceeds of Crime Litigation functions. They will also provide strategic and operational support to the AFP Commissioner and Executive Leadership Committee, working in partnership with the General Counsel (Manager Legal), Manager Proceeds of Crime Litigation, Senior Executives and external stakeholders.

To be a strong contender for this role, you will need to have an outstanding track record in providing quality legal advice in a complex and sensitive environment, be adept at building relationships in a large, complex and fast-paced environment, and take an innovative approach to difficult issues. Significant experience managing a team of legal practitioners is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate must be an Australian citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Top Secret (NV2) level. Qualifications in law and eligibility for an unrestricted practising certificate are also required.

This role is based in Canberra and does not require the execution of police powers.

Information for candidates

For further information on the role and how to apply, please contact Jonathan Beaumont on 02 6126 4500 or via email, at quoting reference GBL 3622.

Applications close at 11:59pm (AEDT) on Thursday 22 March 2018.

Late applications will not be considered without the explicit approval of the Selection Committee Chair.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term


To Apply

Position Contact: Jonathan Beaumont, 02 6126 4500
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS10-Thu - 08 Mar 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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