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Principal Legal Adviser (517679)


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$113,010 to $118,998 pro rata, per annum


General Stream Band 7


Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award.

Period of employment / Hours:

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commencing ASAP for a period of 12 months.

  • Please note: Other fixed term full-time and part-time vacancies that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this selection process.


Office of the Secretary - South


  • In collaboration with key stakeholders across DoH and other Government Agency officers, provide specialist advice to support legislative review, including preparing or coordinating relevant legal policy advice, drafting instructions, Minutes, Cabinet submissions, Parliamentary Papers, and other documentation.
  • Advise on emerging legal issues and formulate correspondence to the Solicitor-General for legal advice as required.
  • Manage and assist with the provision of authoritative advice and legal policy guidance to senior executive of the Agency and key stakeholders on contracting issues, including initial tendering advice, contract negotiations, types of contract, developing agreements and Memorandums of Understanding, matters relating to insurance and indemnities, Government Information Technology Contracts (GITC) and Australian Standard contracts (used for architecture and building works).

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law.

Essential Requirements:

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  • 1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • a) crimes of violence
    • b) sex related offences
    • c) serious drug offences
    • d) crimes involving dishonesty
  • 2. Identification check
  • 3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (PDF): 517679 Principal Legal Adviser Band 7 (April 2021).pdf

Statement of Duties (Word): 517679 Principal Legal Adviser Band 7 (April 2021).docx


Department of Health Applicant Guide.pdf

Department of Health Applicant Guide.docx

For more information (Contact Officer)

Name: Megan Sperring

Email: megan.sperring@health.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6166 3790


How to apply:

Online applications are preferred - please click the blue 'Apply Now' button.

If you apply online: - Please do not send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

- OR -

Complete the following application form and post your application to us at:

Recruitment Services - Human Resources

Department of Health

GPO Box 125


Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

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