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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10758892
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Closing date: Sunday, 29 September 2019
Job Title: Administrative Assistant Legal
Branch: Registry Operations
Section: SA Registry
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $65,161 - $70,749
Location: Adelaide - SA
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 7002024

Job Description


The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is seeking an Administrative Assistant (Legal) to provide high level support to its members.

The role ensures the efficient and effective conduct of hearings through timely liaison with parties, recording and safe keeping of exhibits, swearing in witnesses and recording orders.

You will assist with the proof-reading and legal editing of AAT decisions and the preparation of draft directions, interlocutory orders and correspondence. You will undertake legal research and case management of files.

Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have strong organisational skills. You will have:
• a strong interest in administrative law,
• good research skills and
• attention to detail will be sound and
• the ability to work well both autonomously and as part of a small team.

Importantly you will have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to liaise with members, other staff and the parties to applications and their representatives.

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.

Candidates for this opportunity must have a completed, or substantially completed, recognised degree in Laws of an Australian tertiary institution OR comparable qualification (e.g. overseas legal degree), which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is appropriate to the duties of the position.

Please note that applicants who do not provide a statement addressing the selection criteria will not progress to shortlisting. These statements against each selection criterion should be clear, concise, relevant and a maximum of 300 words for each selection criterion. In addition you should attach all academic transcripts.


Position is available in Adelaide.

Some interstate travel may be required for this position.

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.

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

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: Ian Phillips, (08) 8128 8007
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 PS36-Thu - 05 Sep 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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