> Geelong VIC, Melbourne VIC, Adelaide SA, Surry Hills NSW, Mount Gravatt QLD, Canberra ACT
The Releases and Resolutions team has responsibility to provide legal and operational service to the Agency in relation to its external interface functions in a justice context. This includes responding to subpoenas, certifying public interest information release, and providing legal advice and representation relating to non NDIS Act legal matters that involve NDIS participants, such as coronial inquests and disability discrimination complaints from participants to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The key duties of the position include:
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
•Providing legal advice to the executive and business areas.
•Providing support in leading a team of lawyers, including oversight of case management, workflow prioritisation and mentoring to provide support in legal matters.
•Managing continuous improvement activities such as the development of systems, processes and practical tools including legal education.
•Advising on the operation of legislation, instruments, guidelines and policies.
•Advising on drafting and assisting in preparation of legislative and other instruments.
•Supporting the Agency in legal matters such as dispute resolution and litigation.
•Managing transactional work of a legal nature, including administrative processes incidental to the provision of associated legal services.
•Working in a business partnering capacity with the Agency, regularly meeting with branches within a specified portfolio and identifying and advising on relevant legal and associated risks.
•Supporting business partnering activities, including delivering capacity development and legal training on a particular Area of Law or specialisation.
•Advising on the planning and management of processes associated with programs or procurements administered by the Commonwealth or an Agency.
•Leading projects or assuming a ‘champion’ role to inform on precedents, protocols and intranet/internet content development.
(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)
This position is within the professional job stream and the officer must possess relevant academic qualifications with admission as a legal practitioner, however described, of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory.
To be eligible as a Legal Officer under the legal job stream an employee must:
a) be required to perform legal work, and
b) possess a law degree, and
c) hold a current practicing certificate, and
d) have been admitted or be eligible to be admitted as a legal practitioner.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment National Police History check, and provide evidence of Australian Citizenship. Failure to do so may jeopardise your offer of employment.
Dependent on the role the appropriate working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may need to be undertaken as per State Legislation.
This position will be offered Non-ongoing or for a specified term of up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension up to three years.
This non-ongoing position may become ongoing. Should the position become ongoing then the Order of Merit established through this selection process may be used to fill the vacancy on an ongoing basis.
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 visit: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability
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