This is a permanent full time or part time (minimum of 4 days/week) vacancy.
When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focussed organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live.
The State Solicitor's Office is the longest standing legal office in Perth having been established 1838. Today the Office is highly regarded as a leading legal service provider offering a broad range of legal services to the West Australian State Government and Ministers, and to over 120 client departments, instrumentalities and statutory corporations.
Centrally located in the Perth CBD, the State Solicitor's Office has a staff contingent of approximately 249, including 148 lawyers, 10 law graduates, 2 professional assistants and 91 administrative, research, paralegal and support staff.
About the role
Are you looking to take a break from the demands of a busy law office and constant client contact, but don't want to completely step away from the law?
Do you have an interest in improving the efficiency of an established and highly regarded legal practice?
The State Solicitor's Office has a unique opportunity for someone to join our team as a Knowledge Manager.
This newly created position will be responsible for developing the necessary knowledge infrastructure, culture and behaviours at the State Solicitor's Office to enable the provision of high quality and contemporary legal services.
Some of the initial projects you will be managing include the development and implementation of:
- A precedent management system;
- A comprehensive practice guide; and
- The Office's learning and development program.
These projects will require you to work closely with our legal practice groups and corporate staff.
To be suitable for this role you must have a minimum of five (5) years post admission experience, along with experience in precedent development and/or developing or improving knowledge creation processes and systems.
You will also need to possess high level project management skills.
It is not a requirement of this role to be admitted as a practitioner in Western Australia, and those with experience in overseas jurisdictions are also encouraged to apply.
Applications for both full time and part time work (minimum of 4 days/week) will be considered.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
- A current resume, including the contact details of two professional referees;
- Copies of formal qualifications;
- A statement of no more than four (4) pages, outlining your:
- Working knowledge of knowledge management, including your experience with developing and maintaining legal and administrative templates and precedents;
- Research and drafting skills, including your ability to undertake complex research and make recommendations regarding the formulation of policies and practice;
- Project management skills, including your ability to lead, plan, scope and implement complex projects.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
People from diverse background are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunities legislation.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Keith Whitehouse, General Manager on 9264 1897 for a confidential discussion.
Applications are to be submitted by no later than 4.30pm on 28 March 2019.