The State Solicitor's Office has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced senior lawyer to fill a vacancy within our Senior Executive Legal Team.
The Deputy State Solicitor is one of two Deputies, each with individual areas of specialisation, reporting to the State Solicitor. The appointee to this position will be responsible for providing high level legal advice on matters involving the State and its instrumentalities and providing leadership to the Advisings practice team. The Deputy State Solicitor also undertakes a key leadership role within the Office as a member of the Senior Executive Legal Team.
We are seeking to appoint a senior advisings lawyer - an accomplished and successful member of the profession. Whilst very high ethical standards, personal integrity and honesty are assumed in the role, the successful candidate will also possess outstanding skills necessary to develop and maintain effective relationships with Government Ministers, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors and other public servants at all levels.
Significant intellectual and conceptual ability is essential to enable success in situations with high levels of complexity and conflicting priorities.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered including salary, superannuation and private use of a motor vehicle (or notional value), with the salary to be determined by the WA Salaries and Allowances Tribunal (www.sat.wa.gov.au).
This full time position is being offered on a five year contractual basis. Options for renewal exist subject to satisfactory performance.
We offer a wide variety of personal and professional benefits, information on the benefits of working with us is available from the “What We Offer” section on our website.
Work Related Requirements
Please read the 'Deputy State Solicitor Advisings Application Package' for more information about the work related requirements of this position.
Appointment to a role with the Department of Justice is conditional upon obtaining an employment screening clearance, which includes a National Criminal History Check and any other relevant checks.
Further Job Related Information
For any information on this excellent opportunity, please contact:
(08) 9264 1871
For information on the recruitment process or any conditions of employment please contact:
(08) 9264 1897
All requests for information will be dealt with in confidence.
Information about applying and submitting your application is available on our website.
How to apply:
The Department requests applicants to submit an on-line application using the ‘Apply for Job’ button below. As part of your online application you will be prompted to complete relevant personal information and to attach the following information as part of your application:
To apply for the role please submit:
- A covering letter;
- A current resume;
- The names and contact details of at least two recent professional referees who the panel may contact to obtain information relevant to your application and to assist the selection process,
- Copies of formal qualifications or proof of admission to practice,
- A statement of no more than 5 pages outlining:
(i) How you would approach the role of Deputy State Solicitor, Advisings.
(ii) What you have achieved in your legal career that will demonstrate an ability to effectively fulfill the role of Deputy State Solicitor (citing specific and verifiable examples).
(iii) How you would judge your success in the role.
All work related requirements as listed in the Job Description Form (and this document) will be assessed at some stage of the selection process.
Suitable applicants may be considered for similar vacancies during a six month period.
The Department may also undertake an executive search as part of the selection process for this position.
- Applications received after the closing date/time OR applications sent to us by email cannot be accepted.
- As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.