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Principal Solicitor Advisory

Department of Customer Service - Sydney, NSW

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Principal Solicitor Advisory, Ongoing x2, SYDNEY

Workingat Department of Customer Service
TheDepartment of Customer Service is a great place to work! Our values ofaccountability, trust, service and integrity drive our initiatives and culture.We support innovative programs in areas as broad as digital government,consumer protection and major public works. We are an inclusive organisationthat celebrates diversity and flexible work practices and believe our peopleare our greatest asset.

The Department of CustomerService is offering two ongoing Principal Solicitor Advisory Grade 11/12opportunities in its legal team. Reporting to a Deputy GeneralCounsel, you will be providing legal services on a broad range of challengingmatters across regulatory agencies in the DCS cluster. 

 The lawyers in these roles will need to:

  • Provide accurate, timely and expert advice on critical legal issues across the range of legislation administered by DCS including statutory interpretation, the conduct of legislative projects and administrative law.
  • Analyse and interpret legislation; draft documents including advices, submissions and other legal documentation, briefing notes and correspondence.
  • Work with our internal stakeholders on a range of legislative projects and requests for advice, to exchange information, complete tasks and meet deadlines providing advice that supports the organisation.
  • The rolesinvolve working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. Theright applicants will be team players willing to hit the ground running, whocan work independently and be client focused, including developing innovativesolutions. 
  • The roles provide an opportunityto undertake a broad range of legal work including matters of significance toboth DCS and the NSW Government generally. Lawyers with experience ingovernment, regulatory and/or administrative law would be best suited for theroles.

The Key Requirements for the role include:

  • Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales with at least 4-6 years’ experience as a solicitor and eligible to hold a practicing certificate.
  • Sound knowledge of legislative regulatory frameworks, and, a strong background in providing advice as to the interpretation and operation of legislation.
  • Experienced in advising and legal drafting in relation in administration law, interpretation and operation of legislation, privacy and access to government information and public law
  • Excellent stakeholder management, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical ability, lateral thinking and problem-solving skills including an ability to respond creatively and apply legal principles in a practical way.

Salary Grade 11/12, with the base salary for this role startingat $128,473 base plus superannuation

Click Here to access the Role Description. For enquiries relating to recruitment pleasecontact Nathan Ly via [email protected]

Closing Date: Monday 19th April at 9:59am

The Department of Customer Service is proud to be an EEO Employer who are fullyfocused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of all identities making usdifferent and a true reflection of our NSW customers. As an inclusiveworkplace, we support various employee resource groups, practice flexible workand workplace adjustment.

If you dorequire an adjustment during the recruitment process, please notify us on yourapplication form.