Legal Officer & Senior Legal Officer - Commercial (Multiple Roles)

Description



Legal Officer & Senior Legal Officer - Commercial (Multiple Roles)
Legal Officer & Senior Legal Officer - Commercial (Multiple Roles)

The Role
Defence is seeking to engage APS 6 Legal Officers and EL 1 Senior Legal Officers to support its achievement of key commercial outcomes. As an APS 6 Legal Officer or EL 1 Senior Legal Officer in Defence, you will perform a range of commercial legal work across a variety of projects. You will be accountable for ensuring you have knowledge of and comply with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.
About our Team
All lawyers within Defence Legal’s Commercial Branch are given the opportunity to be mentored and developed by some of Australia’s most senior commercial and projects lawyers, including external legal advisors. As an EL1 Senior Legal Officer, you will also have the opportunity to supervise and mentor junior commercial lawyers, while also continuing to develop your skills under the guidance of some of Australia’s most senior commercial lawyers.
In addition to developing strong technical legal skills, you will develop a keen understanding of the workings of Government and a deep ability to manage multiple stakeholders. Our APS 6 Legal Officers and EL 1 Senior Legal Officers are also offered opportunities for significant personal and professional development to be able to support our clients in this very rewarding environment. 
Defence is an inclusive and flexible workplace where our employees’ individuality and contributions are valued. We understand the importance of balancing your work and personal life commitments, and we help with this through our suite of flexible working options and supportive and comprehensive employee assistance and wellbeing programs. Defence believes in continuous learning and professional development to assist you in achieving your career goals. We offer a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as a study assistance program.
Our Ideal Candidate
As a Legal Officer within the Commercial Branch, you will advise key client areas on commercial law, contract interpretation, performance and management, discretionary claims, ICT law, insurance law, intellectual property, probity and procurement and tendering. The size and scale of the work the Commercial Branch undertakes is unprecedented in the Commonwealth. Your clients will include the Secretary of the Department, the Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, the Service Chiefs, the Chief Information Officer Group, the Defence Science and Technology Group and Joint Capabilities Group. 
Given the volume and scale of Defence’s commercial arrangements including significant acquisition and sustainment projects, Defence is also often required to participate in commercial litigation and arbitration. Defence Legal is looking to develop its in-house project dispute resolution and commercial arbitration capacity, with a team of commercial projects and dispute resolution lawyers who will work closely with the commercial lawyers and Defence groups to achieve best outcomes for Defence in commercial disputes. 
APS 6 Legal Officers and EL 1 Senior Legal Officers are engaged to support Defence build its project, dispute resolution and commercial arbitration capacity. The commercial team will work closely with commercial arbitration specialist lawyers who will be based in Defence Dispute Resolution Branch, working closely with the Commercial Branch and key client stakeholders.
 

APS4-6 Legal Officer
As an APS4-6 Legal Officer, you will work under supervision on a range of commercial legal projects (including commercial and probity advice, contract drafting and review and some negotiations), with varying degrees of complexity. You will be given the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability for the achievement of outcomes of your work.
At the APS6 level, you may be a team coach or lead a team and be accountable to set work priorities and manage workflows. You will also be responsible for actively managing key stakeholders, clients, oversight bodies and other agencies to achieve work unit outcomes.
EL1 Senior Legal Officer
As an EL1 Senior Legal Officer, you will exercise a considerable degree of independence and perform a subject matter expert role across a broad range of commercial matters and projects, with varying levels of complexity. You will exercise sound decision making and judgement in commercial and probity advice, contract drafting and review and some negotiations. You will provide detailed legal advice in relation to contracts and commercial matters and issues management and may coordinate and perform detailed or sensitive projects that impact on strategic, political or operational outcomes for Defence.
An EL1 Senior Legal Officer you may be a team coach or lead a project or administrative team and will be accountable for the outcomes of the teams’ work and the appropriate use of resources to produce and achieve outcomes. You will have a strong ability to build team capability through coaching and feedback and reviewing and developing the quality of work undertaken by others within a work unit.
An EL1 Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for actively managing key stakeholder relationships and will be required to identify relevant stakeholders’ expectations and concerns to develop and communicate methodologies and practices to achieve work unit and Defence outcomes. You will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development of their work area. 

Application Closing Date: Sunday 03, October 2021

Don’t provide your bank or credit card details when applying for jobs.
Learn how to protect yourself here .

 
 
Apply

There is something wrong with this job ad? Report the error



Related Ads