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Lawyers (APS Level 5 / APS Level 6) Dispute Resolution - Melbourne

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Job Listing Date
15 Mar 2019
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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Lawyers (APS Level 5 / APS Level 6) Dispute Resolution - Melbourne

Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) is the Australian Government’s central legal service and part of the Attorney-General’s Department. It is a centre of excellence and expertise in areas of law of importance to the Commonwealth and in managing complex, systemic and precedential issues for the Commonwealth. AGS has offices in every capital city and a complement of approximately 370 lawyers who practise principally in the areas of public law, dispute resolution, law enforcement and commercial law.

AGS Dispute Resolution provides specialist expertise in resolving and managing disputes – through litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We provide advice and act in all types of matters, across a range of areas of law and across jurisdictions – from small claims and disputes, to the largest and most sensitive litigation matters in which the Commonwealth is involved.

AGS is a self-funded fee-for-service Commonwealth trading enterprise competing in the market for the great majority of its work. Our lawyers have time recording responsibilities and billable targets. We have a strong focus on providing excellent legal advice and representation, outstanding client service, and on being effective and efficient in our business operations.

For further information about AGS practice areas and our business please visit our website www.ags.gov.au

About the roles
AGS Dispute Resolution is seeking expressions of interest for non-ongoing roles at the Lawyer level in the Civil Regulation team in Melbourne.

The positions will be designated as Lawyer and classified as either APS Level 5 or APS Level 6 within the APS Level 3-6 Broadband.

The successful applicants will be expected to undertake the responsibilities set out in the Lawyer (APS Level 5 or APS level 6) role descriptions. The positions would be most suitable for a person with between 1 and 5 years’ post-admission experience. Candidates with more experience will be considered if they are willing to undertake supervised work of a kind and at a salary appropriate to a less experienced solicitor.

A successful Lawyer applicant will have an appropriate tertiary legal qualification, be admitted to practise law in Australia and possess the following skills and experience:

  • 1 − 5 years’ post-admission relevant litigation experience, in connection with competition and consumer law or other regulatory litigation matters, but candidates with experience outside that range will be considered

  • the ability to effectively represent Commonwealth agencies in dealings with other parties, witnesses and counsel

  • the ability to provide a high standard of client service and maintain strong client relationships

  • excellent strategic thinking, research, analytical and writing skills

  • demonstrated ability to work under pressure and in urgent circumstances either alone or as a member of a team

  • capacity to meet personal net production/productivity/revenue targets

  • the ability to prepare cost estimates for matters and effectively manage matters in accordance with agreed client arrangements
  • excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills and ability to persuade.

For further information about the requirements of the positions, please refer to the role descriptions available on our recruitment portal.

Remuneration
These are non-ongoing roles and may be offered for a period of up to 18 months. Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant, based on their skills and experience. The successful applicants will be covered by the Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2016.

How to apply
To apply for these roles, please click the 'Apply' button.

If you wish to express interest in this opportunity please provide:

  • a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) indicating relevant experience with reference to the skills and experience for the role set out above
  • your CV, which should include date of admission
  • your academic transcript for your tertiary law qualification.

Eligibility
To apply for this role you will need to be an Australian Citizen. The successful applicant may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at Negative Vetting Level 1 or Negative Vetting Level 2.

Closing date
Applications close on 1 April 2019.

Further enquiries
Further information can be obtained by contacting Steven Minter, Human Resources Business Partner on 02 9581 7783



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Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) is the Australian Government’s central legal service and part of the Attorney-General’s Department. It is a centre of excellence and expertise in areas of law of importance to the Commonwealth and in managing complex, systemic and precedential issues for the Commonwealth. AGS has offices in every capital city and a complement of approximately 370 lawyers who practise principally in the areas of public law, dispute resolution, law enforcement and commercial law.

AGS Dispute Resolution provides specialist expertise in resolving and managing disputes – through litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We provide advice and act in all types of matters, across a range of areas of law and across jurisdictions – from small claims and disputes, to the largest and most sensitive litigation matters in which the Commonwealth is involved.

AGS is a self-funded fee-for-service Commonwealth trading enterprise competing in the market for the great majority of its work. Our lawyers have time recording responsibilities and billable targets. We have a strong focus on providing excellent legal advice and representation, outstanding client service, and on being effective and efficient in our business operations.

For further information about AGS practice areas and our business please visit our website www.ags.gov.au

About the roles
AGS Dispute Resolution is seeking expressions of interest for non-ongoing roles at the Lawyer level in the Civil Regulation team in Melbourne.

The positions will be designated as Lawyer and classified as either APS Level 5 or APS Level 6 within the APS Level 3-6 Broadband.

The successful applicants will be expected to undertake the responsibilities set out in the Lawyer (APS Level 5 or APS level 6) role descriptions. The positions would be most suitable for a person with between 1 and 5 years’ post-admission experience. Candidates with more experience will be considered if they are willing to undertake supervised work of a kind and at a salary appropriate to a less experienced solicitor.

A successful Lawyer applicant will have an appropriate tertiary legal qualification, be admitted to practise law in Australia and possess the following skills and experience:

  • 1 − 5 years’ post-admission relevant litigation experience, in connection with competition and consumer law or other regulatory litigation matters, but candidates with experience outside that range will be considered

  • the ability to effectively represent Commonwealth agencies in dealings with other parties, witnesses and counsel

  • the ability to provide a high standard of client service and maintain strong client relationships

  • excellent strategic thinking, research, analytical and writing skills

  • demonstrated ability to work under pressure and in urgent circumstances either alone or as a member of a team

  • capacity to meet personal net production/productivity/revenue targets

  • the ability to prepare cost estimates for matters and effectively manage matters in accordance with agreed client arrangements
  • excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills and ability to persuade.

For further information about the requirements of the positions, please refer to the role descriptions available on our recruitment portal.

Remuneration
These are non-ongoing roles and may be offered for a period of up to 18 months. Salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant, based on their skills and experience. The successful applicants will be covered by the Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2016.

How to apply
To apply for these roles, please click the 'Apply' button.

If you wish to express interest in this opportunity please provide:

  • a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) indicating relevant experience with reference to the skills and experience for the role set out above
  • your CV, which should include date of admission
  • your academic transcript for your tertiary law qualification.

Eligibility
To apply for this role you will need to be an Australian Citizen. The successful applicant may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at Negative Vetting Level 1 or Negative Vetting Level 2.

Closing date
Applications close on 1 April 2019.

Further enquiries
Further information can be obtained by contacting Steven Minter, Human Resources Business Partner on 02 9581 7783

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