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January

El2 (Legal 2) - Special Counsel - Audit And Fraud Control

Australian Government Department of Defence - Campbell, ACT

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JOB DESCRIPTION

$135,430 - $142,088 (plus super)
Campbell Park - ACT

The Role
Defence Legal (DL) is a national organisation which provides legal advice and other legal support services to Defence. We draw upon the professional talent of our people to pursue excellence in support of Defence operations, command, management and administration.

We are seeking an in-house lawyer with extensive general legal practice experience or experience in employment law, public law or the management and investigation of public interest disclosures to join the General Counsel-Defence Branch in Defence Legal.

As part of the General Counsel-Defence Branch, the Employment Law practice group provides specialist expertise in dealing with sensitive employment-related issues, discretionary payment schemes and public interest disclosures. The advertised position is the Special Counsel embedded within the Audit and Fraud Control Division to assist with managing public interest disclosures and other employment-related matters.

This role includes working with sensitive personal information.

About our Team
The General Counsel-Defence is the lead legal adviser in strategic and specialist practice areas, including constitutional law; administrative law; employment law; public interest disclosure; health law, information and privacy law; work health and safety; regulatory compliance; environment, property and construction law; statutory interpretation; export control; foreign investment law; Woomera Prohibited Area related issues and general advising matters.

Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate must be a team player with excellent communication and client service skills. Experience with public interest disclosures is preferred but not essential.

To be successful in this role you will need:
highly developed analytical and communication skills;
significant experience in administrative and employment law, including an understanding of ability to work alone with little direct supervision, as well as part of a team on larger projects;
ability to advise on strategic issues and support high levels of the organisation;
excellent attention to detail;
excellent relationship management and team building skills;
ability to manage external legal advisers and investigations.