Senior Legal Officer
*Please be aware the advertising period for this position is extended until Monday, 7 October 2019*
Legal Services Branch B, Legal Services Directorate
Multiple permanent and fixed term positions with the possibility of extension or permanency are available for Legal Officers at specified calling levels 3 and 4.
Do you want to work on some of the most exciting and significant legal matters for the State of Western Australia?
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety currently have multiple exciting vacancies for Legal Officers at specified calling level 3 and specified calling level 4. Both part time and full time availability will be considered.
Legal Services Branch B provides legal advice and representation in matters ranging from the management and development of the State’s resource sector, to prosecuting complex high profile and significant workplace safety offences, including as counsel.
We offer some of the most interesting legal work you will find. The Branch also offers a unique opportunity to work across a range of practice areas or to specialise in your particular area of interest.
As a lawyer practising as a prosecutor in workplace safety offences, you will be at the forefront of major governmental and legislative reform.
We are searching for dynamic and experienced Legal Officers to join our busy legal team. It is important to us that you are not only an exceptional Legal Officer who seeks a challenge and knows how to get results for our clients, but that you have a positive attitude to be an active member of a fun and driven team.
If through this process you are identified as suitable, you may be considered for other similar vacancies if they arise within the next twelve months.
This Branch has positions available practising in the following areas of law:
- Counsel work
- Administrative law
- Resources and environment
Positions are located in both Cannington and East Perth. You may be required to work across both locations. Prosecution work may require intra State travel.
What do you require to successfully undertake the role?
SCL3 – Senior Legal Officer
a) Degree in Law and admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia OR Legal Practitioner from outside the State whose qualification for admission in Western Australia have been approved by the Legal Practice Board.
b) Demonstrated experience in areas of law relevant to government practice and/or the resources industry.
c) Demonstrated experience in the provision of timely and high quality legal advice.
d) Demonstrated knowledge of the legislation-making process.
SCL4 – Senior Legal Officer
e) Degree in Law and admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia OR Legal Practitioner from outside the State whose qualification for admission in Western Australia have been approved by the Legal Practice Board.
f) Demonstrated experience in court appearances, processes and procedures.
g) Demonstrated experience in providing high level legal advice on a broad range of complex legal matters.
For further job specific information please find attached a copy of the job description form or contact Andrea Crichton-Browne, Deputy General Counsel on (08) 6251 2234.
Please note that completion of a National Police Clearance and pre-employment Conflict of Interest declaration will also form part of the selection process.
What makes DMIRS a great place to work?
DMIRS offers a supportive, diverse and innovative environment, with great benefits, including:
- No billable target
- Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
- Genuinely collaborative and fun team.
- Access to exceptional professional development opportunities beyond your required annual continuing professional development training.
- Opportunities for professional development.
- An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
- Salary packaging options.
DMIRS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of Aboriginal Australians, people with disability, youth and other diversity groups. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.
How to apply
Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below, complete the online application form and attach your covering letter (to a maximum of 3 pages) and detailed CV, showing how you meet the above listed requirements of your preferred role.
IMPORTANT: Please state in your covering letter the level you are applying for.
If you wish to apply for both positions, please clearly state this and show how you meet requirements d, e, f, and g, as listed above.
For tips on how to put together your application, or details about the process, you can find Information for Applicants on our website.
For information about employment conditions, the application process or documents in an alternate format, please contact Grace Wilhelm, Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3643.
CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 7 October 2019 (WST)
Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.
- SCL3 - Job Description Form
- SCL4 - Job Description Form
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