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Legal Officer SCL1, Legal Officer SCL2 and Solicitor SCL3

Advertiser: Department of Transport WA3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (4 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Feb 2020
Location
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Generalists - In-house

Legal Officer SCL1, Legal Officer SCL2 and Solicitor SCL3

Business Unit/Division: 
Legal and Legislative Services

Position Number: 
Pool Ref AV/2020

Salary: 
Specified Calling Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

Work Type: 
Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: 
Perth CBD

Closing Date: 
2020-02-28 4:00 PM

Working for the Department of Transport (DoT) gives you the opportunity to play a part in connecting the people of Western Australia. We are a progressive organisation.  We are leaders in providing safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transport services and solutions that promote economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyles of all West Australians.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of the future of transport!

We’re looking for

Passionate SCL1, SCL2, SCL3 Lawyers to join our dynamic Legal and Legislative Services team.

This pool recruitment process will be used to fill legal positions that arise at DoT over an 18-month period. There are three different positions included in this pool as outlined below. Candidates are permitted to apply for one or multiple positions.

Legal Officer - Special Calling Level 1:

In this position it is expected that you are currently admitted as a legal practitioner or you are eligible for admission and that you possess basic advocacy skills with a strong interest in advocacy. You will frequently appear on behalf of Department of Transport (DoT) in Courts and Tribunals to deal with extraordinary driver licence applications, prosecutions under the legislation that DoT administers; and on occasions appear in the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for reviewable decisions. Depending on the circumstances you will expected to provide legal advice under supervision.

Legal Officer - Special Calling Level 2:

In this position it is expected that you are currently admitted as a legal practitioner or you are eligible for admission, and that you will be able to demonstrate strong advocacy skills. You will frequently appear on behalf of Department of Transport (DoT) in Courts and Tribunals to deal with a range of cases including extraordinary driver licence applications, prosecutions under the legislation that DoT administers; and appear in the State, Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for reviewable decisions. You will be expected to be able guide lawyer’s junior to your position, and on occasions provide advice and draft contracts under limited supervision.

Solicitor - Special Calling Level 3:

In this position it is expected that you are an admitted legal practitioner with developed expertise in litigation, and able to provide practical legal advice in relation to administrative law; statutory interpretation and commercial law. It’s expected you have experience working in and leading a team, whilst also demonstrating your ability to work flexibly and adapt quickly to change. You will regularly appear in Courts and Tribunals for a range of matters including extraordinary driver licence applications, prosecutions under the legislation that DoT administers; and appear in the State, Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for reviewable decisions. You will assist, mentor and guide lawyer’s junior to your position.

For a full description of the roles, please see the attached Job Description Forms (JDF).

Successful applicants will be required to hold or obtain a current National Police Clearance prior to commencement.

 You can expect

  • Not just a job, but an opportunity to develop your career.
  • Training to set you up for success!
  • Support from your manager and team, as we have a strong team culture and help each other achieve our customer service goals
  • A competitive salary, and 9.5% employer contributed superannuation and salary sacrifice options

What is a recruitment pool?

We use recruitment pools to build a bank of talent who we feel might be suited to future opportunities within the Department of Transport. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.

This advert is for a closed recruitment pool process that will be used to fill opportunities on a full-time, part-time, fixed term or permanent basis within our Legal and Legislative Services team located in Perth CBD. The available positions included in this pool are outlined above, this pool may also be used to fill other similar opportunities that arise. This pool will be open for a period of eighteen (18) months.

How to apply

The attached applicant information pack will provide you with some useful information that may assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  1. A resume that clearly outlines the skills and experience you have gained in relation to the Job Description Form (JDF) and;
     
  2. A succinct covering letter (maximum 3 pages in font size 11) outlining your relevant experience for the specific position/s that you wish to apply for with reference to the information provided above expectations about the position; and briefly address all the selection criteria in the relevant JDF/s for those positions.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

Click on the “Apply for Job” button located on the bottom of this page to submit your application. 

Please note that if deemed necessary we may choose to conduct a Candidate Search to supplement the field of applicants.

Equity and Diversity Statement

The Department of Transport promotes diversity and a workplace that is free of discrimination.  People from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal Australians and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Whilst new appointments may commence on a fixed term basis, there may be the possibility of extension and/or permanency in the future.

Any questions?

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Brian Leveson on 6551 6020.

If you have a question about submitting your application or would like more information on the recruitment process, please contact our Recruitment Team on (08) 6551 6888.

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Working for the Department of Transport (DoT) gives you the opportunity to play a part in connecting the people of Western Australia. We are a progressive organisation.  We are leaders in providing safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transport services and solutions that promote economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyles of all West Australians.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of the future of transport!

We’re looking for

Passionate SCL1, SCL2, SCL3 Lawyers to join our dynamic Legal and Legislative Services team.

This pool recruitment process will be used to fill legal positions that arise at DoT over an 18-month period. There are three different positions included in this pool as outlined below. Candidates are permitted to apply for one or multiple positions.

Legal Officer - Special Calling Level 1:

In this position it is expected that you are currently admitted as a legal practitioner or you are eligible for admission and that you possess basic advocacy skills with a strong interest in advocacy. You will frequently appear on behalf of Department of Transport (DoT) in Courts and Tribunals to deal with extraordinary driver licence applications, prosecutions under the legislation that DoT administers; and on occasions appear in the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for reviewable decisions. Depending on the circumstances you will expected to provide legal advice under supervision.

Legal Officer - Special Calling Level 2:

In this position it is expected that you are currently admitted as a legal practitioner or you are eligible for admission, and that you will be able to demonstrate strong advocacy skills. You will frequently appear on behalf of Department of Transport (DoT) in Courts and Tribunals to deal with a range of cases including extraordinary driver licence applications, prosecutions under the legislation that DoT administers; and appear in the State, Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for reviewable decisions. You will be expected to be able guide lawyer’s junior to your position, and on occasions provide advice and draft contracts under limited supervision.

Solicitor - Special Calling Level 3:

In this position it is expected that you are an admitted legal practitioner with developed expertise in litigation, and able to provide practical legal advice in relation to administrative law; statutory interpretation and commercial law. It’s expected you have experience working in and leading a team, whilst also demonstrating your ability to work flexibly and adapt quickly to change. You will regularly appear in Courts and Tribunals for a range of matters including extraordinary driver licence applications, prosecutions under the legislation that DoT administers; and appear in the State, Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for reviewable decisions. You will assist, mentor and guide lawyer’s junior to your position.

For a full description of the roles, please see the attached Job Description Forms (JDF).

Successful applicants will be required to hold or obtain a current National Police Clearance prior to commencement.

 You can expect

  • Not just a job, but an opportunity to develop your career.
  • Training to set you up for success!
  • Support from your manager and team, as we have a strong team culture and help each other achieve our customer service goals
  • A competitive salary, and 9.5% employer contributed superannuation and salary sacrifice options

What is a recruitment pool?

We use recruitment pools to build a bank of talent who we feel might be suited to future opportunities within the Department of Transport. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.

This advert is for a closed recruitment pool process that will be used to fill opportunities on a full-time, part-time, fixed term or permanent basis within our Legal and Legislative Services team located in Perth CBD. The available positions included in this pool are outlined above, this pool may also be used to fill other similar opportunities that arise. This pool will be open for a period of eighteen (18) months.

How to apply

The attached applicant information pack will provide you with some useful information that may assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  1. A resume that clearly outlines the skills and experience you have gained in relation to the Job Description Form (JDF) and;
     
  2. A succinct covering letter (maximum 3 pages in font size 11) outlining your relevant experience for the specific position/s that you wish to apply for with reference to the information provided above expectations about the position; and briefly address all the selection criteria in the relevant JDF/s for those positions.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

Click on the “Apply for Job” button located on the bottom of this page to submit your application. 

Please note that if deemed necessary we may choose to conduct a Candidate Search to supplement the field of applicants.

Equity and Diversity Statement

The Department of Transport promotes diversity and a workplace that is free of discrimination.  People from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal Australians and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Whilst new appointments may commence on a fixed term basis, there may be the possibility of extension and/or permanency in the future.

Any questions?

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Brian Leveson on 6551 6020.

If you have a question about submitting your application or would like more information on the recruitment process, please contact our Recruitment Team on (08) 6551 6888.

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