Assistant Parliamentary Counsel (Grade 1) - $64,309.00 To $119,971.00

Private Company

Forrest, ACT

Posted 11/9/2019

Duties The Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) is seeking highly motivated lawyers who are looking for a career as a legislative drafter. As a legislative drafter, you will work in a vital role at the centre of government, drafting Bills for introduction into Parliament and/or legislative instruments. Our drafters work on diverse subjects and much of the drafting work is high profile. You will work closely with a highly experienced legislative drafter providing legislative drafting services. You will contribute to the drafting of Bills and instruments, but primarily be expected to acquire the skills required to provide legislative drafting services. Important skills needed for a career as a legislative drafter are: (a) analytical, problem-solving and legal skills; and (b) oral and written communications skills; and (c) interpersonal and team participation skills; and (d) judgement; and (e) learning skills and development potential. Eligibility Qualifications required, must either: (a) be admitted as a legal practitioner of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory; or (b) have a degree in laws of an Australian tertiary institution (or a comparable overseas qualification which, in the opinion of First Parliamentary Counsel, is appropriate to the duties of the position). Successful applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Baseline. Notes RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: . About Office of Parliamentary Counsel The Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) is responsible for drafting all principal legislation, all regulations and a range of legislative instruments for the Australian Government. OPC is also responsible for the publication of Commonwealth legislation through the Federal Register of Legislation. We offer you a chance to work in a vital role at the centre of government. Our drafters work on diverse subjects and much of the drafting work is high profile. OPC currently has a staff of around 100 legal and administrative employees. OPC is accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. If you want to join our team and can meet our eligibility requirements, we invite you to apply for a position with us. The selection documentation and information on how to apply is available on our website, or can be obtained by email from or by phoning (02) 6120 1470 (24-hour answering machine).

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