Please upload a one page response no more than 1000 words describing how your skills, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this job, based on the duties, qualities, and selection criteria outlined below.
Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.
Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEST, Sunday 18 August 2019.
Currently, the salary range:
Classification: Parliamentary Service Level 6 / Parliamentary Executive Level 1Employment Type: Ongoing Position No.: 131376Local Title: Senior Legal Officer________________________________________________________________ Branch: People & GovernanceSection: Legal ServicesImmediate supervisor: Chief Legal OfficerSecurity assessment: Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted)________________________________________________________________
Under broad direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed work level standards of a PSL6 / PEL1.
1. Provision of legal assistance on a range of matters, including:
2. Preparation of written legal advice on a range of matters. Duties may also include drafting of instruments, contracts, memoranda of understanding, policy and guideline documents, and briefs to the Executive or Presiding Officers.
3. Engagement with internal client areas under broad direction.
4. Contributing to work on new legislation as required.
5. Contributing to the management of complex disputes and litigation as required.
6. Contributing to the operations of a small legal team and the broader People & Governance Branch, including supporting other legal staff in complex matters, and assisting as required in the administrative tasks of DPS Legal.
DPS Legal is often required to work closely with external law firms and insurers to provide full legal support to the Department and all lawyers assist in this process.
Name: Noel ArnoldPhone Number: 02 6277 5594Email: **********
DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here).
If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application.
The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including:
a) Australian citizenshipb) criminal history check and security clearancesc) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobsd) health clearance, ande) probation period of 6 months
Australian CitizenshipSection 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement.
RedundancyIf you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200.
Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you?
Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role.
If you are unfamiliar with applying for APS jobs, the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet on applying for jobs will be useful: Fact Sheet 4 - Applying for APS Jobs
Some of DPS’s selection criteria are generic and are based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they would apply these skills to the requirements of the job as described. The Australian Public Service Commission’s ILS Leadership Pathway identifies and describes leadership capabilities at all classification levels (http://www.apsc.gov.au/working-in-the-aps/ils)