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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10742162
Office of Parliamentary Counsel Closing date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Job Title: Senior Assistant Parliamentary Counsel
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $156,242 - $168,861
Location: Forrest - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions

Job Description


The Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) is seeking senior legislative drafters.

Successful applicants will be bright, creative thinkers with excellent communication and legal skills. They will lead a small team of professionals responsible for drafting Bills or legislative instruments for the Australian Government. They will work in pleasant surroundings close to Parliament House in Canberra and enjoy an attractive remuneration package of up to $259,492 and other employment benefits. OPC recognises the need to balance work and personal life.

Principle duties include the responsibility for completing legislative projects so that they meet the needs of instructing agencies and government as a whole, and OPC's service standards. Training assistant drafters is also a responsibility.


You will need to have a high degree of expertise, and extensive experience, in drafting legislation and must be admitted as a practitioner, however described, of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory.

About Office of Parliamentary Counsel 

The Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) is responsible for drafting all principal legislation, all regulations and a range of legislative instruments for the Australian Government. OPC is also responsible for the publication of Commonwealth legislation through the Federal Register of Legislation. We offer you a chance to work in a vital role at the centre of government. Our drafters work on diverse subjects and much of the drafting work is high profile. OPC currently has a staff of around 100 legal and administrative employees. OPC is accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace.

If you want to join our team and can meet our eligibility requirements, we invite you to apply for a position with us. The selection documentation and information on how to apply is available on our website, or can be obtained by email from or by phoning (02) 6120 1470 (24-hour answering machine).

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Meredith Leigh, (02) 6120 1421
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 PS06-Fri - 01 Feb 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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