Legal Officer - APS5/6 - Canberra

Company: Confidential
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Location: Canberra, Australia

Job Description

Key responsibilities will include:

Logistical arrangements for virtual legal briefings with large stakeholder groups
Coordinate ad hoc reporting requests (including liaison with Operational area of the department)
Assist with ministerial legal correspondence on the division's program
Assist with stakeholder management, particularly with State and Territory stakeholders
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, and effectively and professionally represent the organisation

The Successful Applicant

Desirable Qualifications:

Bachelor of law degree or equivalent,
Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in an Australian Court,
Eligibility to hold a restricted Government practising certificate.

To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health, applicants must be an Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made.

An applicant's suitability for employment with the department

will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:

Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check, and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
Providing evidence of qualifications (where required).
Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at the required level.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with external stakeholders is desirable
Experience working constructively with a large multi-disciplinary team
Ability to work in a high-paced, dynamic environment and to maintain positive working relationships with colleagues.
Government experience desirable but not essential

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable

Minimal experience: No experience

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