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UM Canberra c/- 100 Chalmers Street
SURRY HILLS 2010, NSW, Australia

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Lawyer, Legal Services Branch


Job Description:

The Opportunity:
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) Legal Services Branch provides the full suite of government legal services to the NIAA. Our services include provision of legal advice on a range of corporate law, commercial law, and public law matters, development of legislation, management of litigation, and procurement of specialist legal advice when necessary.
We are seeking to recruit at least one talented lawyer, with a minimum of 1 year PAE, to join our practice as an APS 6 Lawyer in the Corporate Law Team. The Corporate Law Team advises on a range of NIAA matters, including on employment law, information law, intellectual property law and finance law. The position is based in Canberra; however, you may be required to travel to support the NIAA’s Regional Network and its business in various locations outside Canberra. You will be joining a high performing government legal practice within the NIAA Corporate Division.
Please note: It is expected that a merit pool will be established as a part of this recruitment process, which may be used to fill any further APS 6 Lawyer roles that become vacant in Legal Services Branch prior to the expiry of the merit pool.
Our Ideal Candidates:
You will be able to demonstrate:
•              Capacity to attain cultural competency, including the ability to understand issues affecting, and to communicate effectively with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
•              Strong communication skills, collaboration skills and a solutions focused approach to legal services.
•              The ability to undertake legal research and provide accurate, clear and concise plain English advice.
•              Success in building and maintaining professional relationships.
•              Ability to respond quickly and flexibly while managing competing priorities.
To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen by the application closing date.
How to apply:
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you!  Submit an online application through the NIAA Careers page by Thursday 3 October 2019 at 11:30pm AEST.

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Full time


Woden, ACT, Australia


Lawyer, Legal Services Branch






$83,647 - $94,000 per year