APS5 Legal Practice and Capability Officer

Posted 07 June 2024
Salary$55.24 per hour, Benefits: + superannuation + weekly pay
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment FederalLegal

Job description

APS5 Legal Practice and Capability Officer
  • $55.24 per hour + super  
  • Canberra, Deakin – Brand New Office
  • 12-month contract
  • Hybrid with Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Weekly Pay
On behalf of a large Federal Government Agency, we are looking for an APS5 Legal Practice and Capability Officer – Para Legal / Legal Admin. This role will work as part of the Legal Practice and Capability Branch Team. This team supports the organisation across a range of activities including recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, strategic reporting and projects across the division.  This is a 12-month assignment based in Deakin.
The APS5 Legal Practice and Capability will have a considerable level of contact with internal and external stakeholders and will be required to communicate with and provide advice on a range of matters to resolve moderately complex enquiries.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting by providing expertise and advice in specialist areas, contributing towards the Agency’s programs, activities, outcomes, and initiatives.
  • Assisting with internal and external stakeholder relationships, achieving work area and agency goals by providing administrative and other support.
  • Managing and completing administrative functions for operational support roles.
  • Providing support with preparation of written documentation, internal and external communication, briefs, policy and strategy documents and training materials.
  • Providing administrative support and maintenance of internal systems and reporting functions.
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
  • Ability to work in a high paced team, managing multiple tasks at hand.
  • Attention to detail and good administrative skills.
  • Effective planning, scheduling, prioritisation, and time management skills
  • Methodical and process driven
  • Paralegal or similar (law student / legal admin) background is highly desirable.
Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police Check and completion of the Agency’s screening checks, including; Working With Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check.
How to apply:
If this role is of interest to you, APPLY NOW, with your current resume in MS Word format along with an expression of interest. If you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Bill O’Rourke on 02 6162 7319 or via borourke@dfp.com.au

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