Various Opportunities – APS Level 4

February 8, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Employment opportunity

The Attorney-General’s Department is seeking candidates to fill several APS Level 4 vacancies.


This is an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced leaders to deliver influential and positive policy contributions to the Governments legal agenda for the good of the Australian people.


The department performs a vast range of functions, and we are looking for high-performing leaders in the following areas:

Justice and Communities Group is responsible for key aspects of Australia’s justice system, including the federal courts, tribunals and the family law system.
Integrity and International Group has legislative and policy responsibility for administrative law, information law, anti-corruption and fraud, human rights, modern slavery and human trafficking.
National Security and Criminal Justice Group is responsible for a range of national security and criminal justice laws and policies, including transnational serious and organised crime, cybercrime, cross-border data access, anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism, counter-espionage and foreign interference, electronic surveillance and law enforcement and criminal intelligence powers.
Enabling Services Group supports the departments corporate and organisational operations, including strategy and governance, human resources, corporate services, and information and communications technology.


This process will be used to create a merit pool to fill vacancies at this level across the department for the duration of the merit pool.


How you can help us make a difference

The department operates in a diverse and complex environment to address challenging issues. We have a highly skilled and engaged workforce involved in policy development and implementation and program administration.


Successful candidates:

Create solutions – Identify and pursue solutions that align with strategic objectives.
Demonstrate agility – Anticipate future organisational priorities and demonstrates a flexible approach to work, displaying willingness to meet evolving organisational needs.
Communicate effectively – Demonstrate flexibility and sound judgement in use of communication channels to influence outcomes, deliver results and support organisational strategy.
Leads with commitment – Take responsibility for shaping team culture, sets clear performance expectations, and provides timely, constructive feedback.
Collaborate with purpose – Improve productivity by working with others to reduce duplication and bring together diverse expertise where appropriate.
Be Accountable for quality outcomes – Take responsibility for timely delivery of individual and team outcomes.


Certain positions require formal legal qualifications. For these positions, applicants must hold a degree in law from an Australian tertiary institution or comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Secretary, is appropriate to the duties of the office, or admission in Australia as a legal practitioner.