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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10746903
Australian Government Solicitor Closing date: Friday, 26 April 2019
Job Title: 2020 Attorney-General's Department Graduate Program
Division: Various
Branch: Various
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: ~ $59,970
Location: Barton - ACT
Classification: Graduate APS
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions

Job Description


Are you part of future Australian Government policy making? Can you see yourself working alongside Australia's foremost legal minds, advising on significant national and international matters?

Our 12 month graduate development program offers two streams:
• Policy
• Legal Practice (Australian Government Solicitor)

We are looking for engaged and highly capable graduates who:
• have strong academic results
• think critically and are curious
• respond positively to change and feedback, demonstrating flexibility and resilience
• build relationships with clients, stakeholders and peers
• research to find solutions to challenges and apply creativity
• apply sound judgment
• communicate and engage professionally with people.

As a 2020 AGD graduate, you will:
• undertake an orientation program that introduces you to the department and the Australian Public Service
• participate in a development program to build your skills and experience
• experience a number of rotations to learn more about us and our work
• have a positive support network of supervisors, buddies, mentors and senior leaders
• contribute to our positive and inclusive workplace culture through fundraising activities and events
• have access to further study, which may include the opportunity to complete your practical legal training leading to your admission (a requirement for the legal practice stream)
• gain a permanent placement on successful completion of the graduate program.

For further information on the 2020 Graduate Program and its streams including how to apply visit:



To be eligible to join the Attorney-General's Department Graduate Program, you must:
• be an Australian citizen
• have completed your relevant degree with a strong academic result –a minimum of a distinction average
• have completed your relevant degree no more than four years before the program commences or be completing your degree by December 2019
- to be eligible for the policy stream, you must have completed (or will complete by December 2019) a minimum qualification equivalent to a three year Australian undergraduate degree
- to be eligible for the legal practice stream, you must have completed (or will complete by December 2019) a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor and be eligible to enrol in a practical legal training course that leads to admission in Australia, be eligible to be admitted in Australia, or be admitted to practice in Australia
• be living in Canberra or willing to relocate to Canberra.

All successful candidates will also be required to meet security and character clearances, and provide evidence of your qualifications and transcripts.



Legal practice graduates are based in Canberra with the possibility of one or more positions being located in Sydney and Melbourne. Financial assistance may be offered where graduates are relocating from their home state.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

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:

About Australian Government Solicitor 

AGS is unique. Regarded as the leading providers of legal services to government, we are a national, commercially competitive law practice within the Attorney-General’s Department. Our team of around 650 employees, located in 7 offices around Australia, provides expert services in all areas of law connected with government.

To Apply

Position Contact: HR Assist, (02) 6141 6111
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 PS12-Thu - 21 Mar 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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