The Department of Justice works to protect, rehabilitate and serve in order to achieve its mission of ensuring a safer community. The Corporate Services Division is responsible for managing the Department's human resources, financial services, infrastructure, legal services and information technology. The Knowledge, Information and Technology Directorate is responsible for providing legal services, information release and technology solutions and support to the Department whilst continuously improving its services in support of operations. The Directorate plays a key role in supporting business improvement and efficiencies through integrated systems.
Senior Legal Services Officer
Reporting to the Principal Information Officer, the Senior Legal Services Officer provides assistance and support with the management and release of information to external parties. The role assists with the development of protocols for the exchange of information with other departments and release of information under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and other legislation. This role is also responsible for assisting with the coordination of the Department's response to legal actions in consultation with the Principal Information Officer and in liaison with the State Solicitor's Office, including applications for judicial review, public liability claims, claims for damages and coronial inquests.
Duration of appointment: The position is for six (6) months, with the possibility of extension.
Part Time: 15 hours (2 days) per week.
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 Job Description Form (JDF) 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
If you are interested in the position and would like further information on the role, contact Among Chang on (08) 9264 9538 for a confidential discussion. 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:
A current comprehensive Resume including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing all the essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form.
Suitable applicants may be considered for similar vacancies during a six month period.
- 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.