When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
Our Legal Graduate Program runs for a period of 12 months during which you will undertake two rotations within our courts and be provided with training and mentoring to support your development. As part of the Program you will have the opportunity to:
- provide administrative operational support to a judicial officer both in and out of court;
- assist Court and Tribunal Services to meet its core functions, service delivery outcomes objectives and the needs of the community and other stakeholders;
- assist on a variety of issues, with a range of people including the judiciary, legal professionals, staff and people in challenging circumstances;
- undertake work assignments and projects under guidance and within given parameters. The nature of these assignments will be varied and may involve research, investigation and making improvements to existing procedures;
- apply legal research and analytical skills to build and apply knowledge of Court rules, operations and protocols, procedures and legal terminology in the delivery of outcomes;
- provide customer and advisory services on court practices and procedures to clients, as well as comprehensive administrative court support; and
- provide assistance to judicial officers in the administration of case management.
You will have a law degree from a recognised Australian university which is an essential requirement (Honours, Juris Doctor or equivalent is also desirable, but not essential), your qualification will need to have been obtained within 2019 or due for completion in 2020.
You will have a solid level of academic achievement and must be available to commence the program in early 2021.
You will possess excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; with an ability to communicate with a broad range of people including the judiciary, legal professionals, staff and clients in challenging circumstances.
How to apply
We require you to submit the following as part of your application:
- A current comprehensive CV including the email contact details of two referees. It is important to tell us about the different facets of your experiences to date, so please include your work experience, extra-curricular involvement, achievements, associations, voluntary work and any leadership roles.
- A copy of your university academic transcripts, showing your name, the university, degree title, and year completed, course weighted average or equivalent, subjects and grades. Your degree transcript must show completion between 2019 or due for completion in 2020. Overseas qualifications will require you to have the qualifications recognised for Australian equivalency at your own cost and prior to any offer of employment being made.
- A written response (in no more than two pages) to the following question: If you could bring any law into force or change an existing law what would it be and why?
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, and ensure that you attach all documents as described above to support your application. Late and emailed applications will not be accepted.
There is no job description form attached to this advert. The job description form will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.
The Department may utilise a number of differing selection methods and assessment methods through the recruitment process. This may include but is not limited to simulation tests and psychometric assessments.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 24 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent, fixed term, part time and full time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
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.
Tenure of Appointment
Successful candidates selected for the Legal Graduate Program will be appointed for a fixed term period of 12 months.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice for the life of the pool.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Deanna Scorda via email at email@example.com