HR/IR jobs

Government Lawyer

Location: Canberra
Company: Services Australia
Apps close: Thursday 14th October 2021

The Legal Services Division provides strategic legal advice and assistance to the agency's executive and the Minister. The division is responsible for the delivery of legal services within and on behalf of the agency.

Government Lawyers undertake core legal functions in specialist teams.

The Employment Law Team is responsible for providing high quality employment law and industrial relations legal services to the agency. This comprises undertaking both complex advisory work and litigation.

Government Lawyers can expect to build expertise in the core practice areas of employment law, industrial relations, work health and safety, discrimination law, and administrative law through exposure to diverse issues affecting a 30,000 strong workforce.

Government Lawyers can expect to engage in advocacy and alternative dispute resolution by representing the agency before the Fair Work Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Essential requirements:

Security Clearance level required: Baseline (or ability to obtain and maintain)

Mandatory Qualifications:

Degree in Law from an approved Australian tertiary institution and admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in an Australian state or territory, or immediately eligible for admission as an Australian legal practitioner.

Desirable Qualifications:

Professional Registration: Current practising certificate or the ability to quickly obtain a current practising certificate.