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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10758097
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Closing date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Job Title: Member Support Officer
Division: Migration and Refugee Division
Branch: Registry Operations
Section: Brisbane Registry
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $65,161 - $70,749
Location: Brisbane - QLD
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 7001877, 7002310 | Several Positions

Job Description


The role of the Member Support Officer is to provide support to Members of the AAT in providing a review process that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

The Member Support Officer’s primary duties consist of undertaking legal research, assisting with case preparation for hearing, supporting the drafting and publication of orders, decisions and reasons for decisions, and pre-hearing liaison with parties and their representatives.

We seek highly capable people who have effective communication and interpersonal skills, strong organisation and attention to detail, and welcome the challenges of a fast-paced and dynamic area within the AAT.

A Member Support Officer role provides a platform for building paralegal skills, the opportunity to work with Members of the AAT, gain an insight into tribunal processes and experience in the application of administrative law principles.

More information about this position, the scope of the role, duties and selection criteria, is contained within the position description for this role, available from the Working at the AAT page of our website,


The AAT generally requires Australian citizenship as a condition of engagement. All employees who are engaged are required to undertake an Australian Federal Police Check. Employees who are engaged on an ongoing basis are required to undertake a health assessment.

Please note that applicants who do not provide a statement addressing the selection criteria will not progress to shortlisting. Responses should be a maximum of 1000 words total for addressing the selection criteria.



Positions are available in Brisbane.

Some interstate travel may be required for this position.

Legal qualifications or substantial progress towards obtaining legal qualifications is not required, but preferred for this position.

An order of merit established through this selection process may be used to fill this or future vacancies on an ongoing or non-ongoing basis.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term of up to 12 months with a possibility of extension up to 3 years.

About Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has offices located in all states of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory and provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government, some non-government bodies and the Norfolk Island Government.

On 1 July 2015 the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Social Security Appeals Tribunal were merged with the AAT. The amalgamated AAT comprises a number of Divisions: Social Services and Child Support, Migration and Refugee, and General and Other.

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the APS employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.

To Apply

Position Contact: James Barden, (07) 3052 3008
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 PS35-Mon - 26 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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