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Company:
I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Legal

Job Type:
Full-time Permanent/Temporary

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Senior Legal Officer Grade V

Job Reference: 226415567

  • Are you a highly skilled and experienced legal practitioner?
  • Can you provide timely and professional advice on issues facing the NSW Government?
  • Flexible working conditions available.
     

About the Role

The Senior Legal Officer provides timely and professional advice and other support to senior officers, the Premier and the Special Minister of State on a broad range of legal, legislative and policy issues. The Senior Legal Officer also undertakes diverse and complex legal and policy analysis.

Want to know more? Please refer to the Role Description
 

About the Team

The Legal Branch is responsible for providing legal, policy and governance advice. It supports the Premier, Special Minister of State and DPC and manages the government’s legislative agenda. The branch also develops and implements policy and legislative reforms within the Premier and Special Minister of State’s portfolios, assists with whole-of-government priority reforms, manages DPC’s litigation and manages the provision of external legal services.
 

Salary: Legal Officer Grade 5. Package includes base salary ($135,176 - $137,826) plus superannuation and leave loading.
 

About you

To be successful in this role, you:

  • Are a qualified legal practitioner who enjoys working on a diverse range of matters.
  • Can exercise strong professional judgement and be accountable for the advice given on diverse legal, legislative, and related policy issues.
  • Have experience in one or more in the following areas of law: environmental law, trade practices law, commercial law and/or public law (in particular, constitutional or administrative law).
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide accurate, clear and comprehensive advice in short time frames.
  • Have strong organisational skills, including the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Have strong analytic ability and conceptual and problem-solving skills, including an ability to respond creatively.

Interested in applying?

Applicants are required to submit an online application. This must include:

  • an up-to-date resume which clearly details your relevant skills and experience (maximum 5 pages)
  • a cover letter (maximum two pages) including your response to the two targeted questions below:
    1. Provide an example that demonstrates your ability to prepare legal advice on a complex issue in a tight timeframe.
    2. Please describe a time when you had to handle a legal situation that challenged fairness or ethical issues. Describe the situation, the action you took, and the outcome of your actions. What lessons did you learn?

The selection process may include a range of assessment techniques to assist hiring managers in determining your suitability for the role. DPC expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID 19, to be so.

Candidates can request a reasonable adjustment throughout each step of the recruitment process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please note this in your application.

A recruitment pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles for this role or similar roles that may become available over the next 18 months.
 

Closing date: Monday 25 October, 2021 (11:59 PM)
 

Further Information

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Larisa Michalko via larisa.michalko@dpc.nsw.gov.au

If you run into any technical difficulties with your online application, contact I Work for NSW Support at support@iworkfor.nsw.gov.au or 1800 562 679.

 

About the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC)

To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/about/about_the_department
 

Why work for DPC?

We put the people of NSW at the heart of everything we do, to deliver better services, drive government priorities and foster a culture of respect.

Our people undertake challenging, innovative and rewarding work, across metropolitan and regional locations, to deliver better outcomes for the communities of NSW. In achieving this, we are guided by our core values of integrity, trust, service and accountability. We are also committed to empowering our people with opportunities to learn, grow and adapt within an inclusive and supportive environment.

We endeavour to make all our roles flexible and encourage conversations on flexibility on an “if not, why not” basis, including work location. While this role is advertised as full-time, we will consider requests to undertake the work flexibly.


Our Commitment

We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, veterans and those living in regional locations.

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