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Paralegal - Department Of Planning, Industry And Environment

Private Company - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin

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  • Utilise your legal experience in a highly dynamic team

  • Talent Pool based opportunity

  • Location Parramatta, Salary from $85,488

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is currently seeking candidates for a Paralegal Talent Pool. We are looking to create a talent pool for ongoing and temporary roles that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months, as we anticipate a period of extensive growth across the department. With numerous exciting projects being managed across the legal team, we are looking for passionate individuals to support our Lawyers on some of the Department’s most high-profile cases. Paralegals are rotated across the teams in Legal Services to gain a broad range of experience including litigation, planning, housing, native title and environment.

As part of the Practice Management team, you will be responsible for the research and analysis of legal issues as requested by the Legal team to support distribution and provision of legal advice and support. You will actively contribute to effective administrative support including document management, case planning and management.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Provide effective legal and administrative support to the Legal division so that legal work is supported by necessary background information and assistance and the division operates efficiently.

  • Research and analyse legal issues as requested by the Legal division staff to support innovative approaches to the provision of legal advice

  • Be ethical and professional, and uphold and promote the public sector values

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and / or demonstrated equivalent relevant experience

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: Sunday 21st February 2021

Enquiries: Justine Benfield – Justine.benfield@environment.nsw.gov.au

Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

Apply now: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/paralegal-talent-pool-opportunity-227996