HR/IR jobs


Location: Brisbane
Company: The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)
Telephone: (07) 3404 4862
Apps close: Wednesday 14th August 2019

About the Agency

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) promotes understanding and enforces compliance with Australia’s workplace laws in the building and construction industry.

We do this by:
• providing information and resources
• advising and assisting everyone to understand their rights and obligations
• impartially monitoring and assessing compliance
• using the full range of enforcement options to address non-compliance.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Lawyer to join the Northern Region.

Reporting to the Regional Legal Manager – Northern, you will be part of a small team responsible for delivering legal services in the Northern Region (Queensland), as well as contributing to the ABCC’s national legal practice. These services include providing legal advice and assistance to the ABC Inspectors during the course of their investigations.

You will also be responsible for ensuring the timely legal advice on briefs of evidence and the ongoing management of matters commenced in relevant courts and tribunals.

You will utilise your excellent time management and analytical skills to provide day to day legal services including advice and assistance to investigators during the course of their investigations into suspected breaches of Commonwealth workplace laws. You will manage external relationships including with counsel and external providers.

As a member of the Northern Region you will conduct legal research, prepare legal advice and draft legal documents. In addition you will assist in preparing examinations conducted by the ABCC and attend court to report and instruct in ABCC litigation as appropriate.

We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years’ post-admission experience at an APS 5 level or 4 years’ post admission experience at an APS 6 level preferably in litigation, workplace relations and/or within a regulatory setting. The successful candidate will be appointed at the APS 5 or APS 6 level depending on their skills and experience.

About you

We are seeking an enthusiastic applicant who can demonstrate:
• Knowledge or ability to quickly acquire knowledge of applicable Australian Workplace Laws and litigation practice procedure.
• Sound research, analytical and conceptual skills, with the ability to analyse cases and develop legal advice.
• Sound communication and written skills (including the preparation and provision of legal advice).
• The ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to meet deadlines, manage work priorities while ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
• Admission as a legal practitioner.

What you’ll get in return

You will be joining an adaptive, high performing and inclusive Commission. We actively encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTIQ+.

You will receive high quality training and support (both formal and on-the-job), flexible work options and family friendly work practices, access to an employee benefits scheme and an attractive base salary of $78,244 at the APS 5 level and $84,742 at the APS 6 level, plus 15.4% superannuation.
What you need to do now

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, it is important that you review the candidate information kit on our website for instructions on how to apply.

If you have questions regarding the role, you can contact Samuel Prain on (07) 3404 4862 for more information.


To be eligible for employment at the ABCC, you must be an Australian Citizen and agree to pre-employment screening. This may include a criminal history (police) check, health clearances and character checks. Some positions may require additional checks to be performed and require a security clearance.

Previous applicants will be considered and do not need to re-apply.

Applications close 11:30PM AEST, Wednesday 14 August 2019.