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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10749376
Attorney-General's Department Closing date: Friday, 10 April 2020
Job Title: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Division: ROYAL COMMISSION - Temporary Employment Register
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $46,644 - $139,929
Location: Brisbane - QLD; Sydney - NSW; Canberra - ACT
Classification: APS Level 1, APS Level 2, APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: DRC/RC

Job Description


For Further information including eligibility and how to apply, please download the Vacancy Information Kit


The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on Thursday 4 April 2019.

The Letters Patent for the Royal Commission detail the Commission’s terms of reference.

The Commissioners are required to provide an interim report by 30 October 2020, and a final report by 29 April 2022.

The Royal Commission will have a presence in Brisbane QLD, Canberra ACT and Sydney NSW. It is anticipated that hearings will occur throughout Australia.

The Temporary Employment Register is open for applicants to register their interest in employment with the Royal Commission. The Temporary Employment Register enables the department to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals for fixed term/temporary employment opportunities.

We strongly encourage people with disability to apply as we are committed to creating an environment that values and utilises the contribution of those with a lived experience of disability.

Your application should indicate the areas of work you have expertise and experience in, and also your qualifications.


Due to the sensitive nature of some of the material that the Royal Commission will consider, applicants may be required to participate in a psychological assessment as a part of the recruitment process. Results will be considered along with outcomes of interview, reference checks and consideration of resumes to assist the selection panel in making final decisions. Successful applicants may also be required to participate in a dedicated wellbeing support program as a part of their employment.


The Royal Commission is seeking applicants from a range of disciplines who are interested in non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities which may arise within the life of the Royal Commission.

The positions will be located in Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra.

Positions may become available in the following disciplines:
• accounting and finance
• community engagement
• communications, marketing and media
• counselling and support
• executive assistant
• human resources
• information and communications technology
• information and knowledge management
• legal
• ministerial and parliamentary
• office administration
• project management
• Property and security
• Strategic policy research and report writing


Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for employment.

The preferred applicants will be required to successfully undergo a police record check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a specified clearance level. The preferred applicants must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information.

Applicants engaged into the APS may be subject to a probation period.

Applicants registering their interest for legal positions must hold a degree in law from an Australian tertiary institution or comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Secretary or delegate, is appropriate to the duties of the office, or admission in Australia as a legal practitioner.

An APS employee must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent) in connection with APS employment. Applicants may be required to make a conflict of interest declaration prior to engagement.


This is a register of interest only. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made while your application remains on the register.

You will only be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills and experience.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Vacancies will be filled on a non-ongoing (temporary) basis for initial periods of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension for the duration of the Royal Commission’s operation.

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 Attorney-General's Department 

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and to facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.

Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio.

Our department is structured into five groups:
• Australian Government Solicitor
• Legal Services and Families
• Integrity and International
• Industrial Relations
• Enabling Services.

The department operates in a diverse and complex environment to address challenging issues. We have a highly-skilled and engaged workforce which includes practitioners in policy development and implementation and program administration. The department also has a large contingent of practicing lawyers, particularly within the Australian Government Solicitor.

The department is committed to having a flexible and inclusive workplace and recognises and values the diversity of the wider Australia community. We encourage and welcome applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.

To Apply

Position Contact: HR Assist, (02) 6141 6111
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 PS18-Fri - 26 Apr 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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