Principal Government Lawyer/Deputy General Counsel | [QNN071]

Principal Government Lawyer/Deputy General Counsel | [QNN071]

19 Apr
|
Australian Government Services Australia
|
Sydney

19 Apr

Australian Government Services Australia

Sydney

Principal Government Lawyer/Deputy General Counsel

Principal Government Lawyer/Deputy General Counsel



Job Number: EXT-EL-2021-866

Job Title: Principal Government Lawyer/Deputy General Counsel

Classification: Multiple levels

Salary Range: Multiple levels

Job Type: Ongoing,Non-ongoing

Employment Type: Full-time

Group/Division/Branch: Corporate Enabling / Legal Services / Various

Location: Adelaide, SA,Brisbane, QLD,Canberra,Melbourne, VIC,Sydney, NSW

Job Description

Work Context:

Services Australia makes government services simple so people can get on with their lives. Our goal is to make it easier to engage with the services that Australians rely on.

To achieve this goal,

we are transforming the way we work to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for customers.



Job description:

Services Australia supports the economic, health and social wellbeing of Australia by delivering high-quality services and payments for the community on behalf of the Government.

The Legal Services Division provides strategic legal advice and assistance to the agency's executive. The Division offers a dynamic work environment providing wide-ranging legal services within and on behalf of the agency and policy-agency partners. It deals with cutting edge legal issues associated with the delivery of payments and services to Australians, including people in urgent need of support as seen during COVID-19 and the recent NSW floods.

Nowhere else in the Commonwealth will you have this level of opportunity to provide real, pragmatic legal advice that directly impacts the delivery of payments and services to Australians, including Australians in need.

The Division has 5 Branches that specialise in advising and representing the interests of the agency and policy-agency partners across different legal aspects impacting the agency, including general advisings, litigation, employment law, information law and commercial law.

All Branches work closely together to deliver high-quality legal advice and project outcomes, and the scope and diversity of work you will encounter is unmatched within in-house Commonwealth legal teams.

Principal Government Lawyers and Deputy General Counsels undertake core legal, stakeholder management and leadership functions. Deputy General Counsels also provide additional senior-level support to their General Counsel, including representing the General Counsel and providing expert legal advice and support to stakeholders, the General Counsel and Chief Counsel.

Depending on the Branch, legal functions may include provision of complex or sensitive legal advice; leading major procurement activities; preparation of high-level briefings; managing litigation; advocacy work; and project support.

Principal Government Lawyers and Deputy General Counsels oversee and manage legal matters in a wide range of specialist areas including:



Principal Government Lawyers work independently and may be responsible for supervising staff or managing a team. Deputy General Counsels are responsible for supervising, mentoring and developing lawyers in their Branch. Deputy General Counsel must be able to work autonomously to identify and drive innovation and lead change in the Division, and take an active role in contributing to and implementing the agency's strategic direction.

For further information about these positions and eligibility requirements, please refer to the Job Pack attached below.

EXT-EL-2021-866 Job Pack



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