Senior Legal Officer

Last updated 1 hours ago
Job Type:Full Time

Are you passionate about the safety of Western Australian workplaces?

*Please note the advertising period for this position is now extended until 4pm, Monday 26 October 2020.

The position

In this role you will be working as part of Legal Services Branch B, providing strategic and operational legal services to the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and the WorkSafe operational directorates of the Safety Regulation Group for the purpose of helping to ensure that workplaces in Western Australia are free of work-related death, injury and disease.

As Senior Legal Officer, you will appear as counsel for the Department, including as lead counsel in significant hearings and trials before court and tribunals. You are also responsible for reviewing processes, policy, templates, investigative powers and methodology.

You will possess the interpersonal skills to consult and negotiate with key stakeholders on legal policy and matters, as well as assisting in the coaching and mentoring of less experienced legal officers.

This position is located in Cannington (however, may be required to work at other sites as required).

What do you require to successfully undertake the role?

  • Degree in Law and admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia OR Legal Practitioner from outside of the State whose qualifications for admission in Western Australia have been approved by the Legal Practice board.
  • Demonstrated experience in court appearances, processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high level legal advice on a broad range of complex legal matters.

For further job specific information please find attached a copy of the job description form or contact Stephenie Vahala, Deputy General Counsel on (08) 9222 0734.

Please note that completion of a National Police Clearance and pre-employment Conflict of Interest declaration will also form part of the selection process.

What makes DMIRS a great place to work?

DMIRS offers a supportive, diverse and innovative environment, with great benefits, including;

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Salary packaging options.

DMIRS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, youth and other diversity groups. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

How to apply

  • Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form.
  • Attach your detailed CV and covering letter (to a maximum of 2 pages), showing how you meet the above listed requirements of the role.

Further into the process, all requirements and capabilities listed on the attached JDF will be assessed by the selection panel.

For tips on how to put together your application, or details about the process, you can find Information for Applicants on our website. For information about employment conditions, the application process, please contact Grace Wilhelm, Human Resources Officer on 9222 3643.

Suitable applicants may be considered for other similar vacancies within the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 26 October 2020 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

- Job Description Form.pdf

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