APS6 Legal Officers

Application ends: May 29, 2024
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Job Description

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking skilled legal professionals at the APS6 level for Legal Officer roles to work across multiple legal roles in the Legal Division, Trade and Investment Law Division and the Regulatory and Legal Policy Division.

If you have (or will soon have) a law degree and are a motivated, passionate, and talented officer seeking to further your career, we want to hear from you. In the role of Legal Officer, you will use your legal skills to inform Government decisions and provide strategic legal advice on issues that contribute to the development and implementation of DFAT’s foreign, trade and development policy and its global corporate management functions. These roles will see you negotiate, advise, and litigate on a diverse range of high profile international, trade, investment, regulatory, and domestic law issues.

Upon commencement of employment, most Legal Officer roles will require you to have a law degree (or equivalent), or soon to be completed degree, from a recognised Australian tertiary education provider, or a degree from an overseas tertiary education provider recognised for admission to practice in Australia. For some roles you must be admitted, or eligible to be admitted, to practice in Australia.

We offer a great team environment with a constant stream of interesting and rewarding work across the breadth of the Government’s agenda. We also offer flexible work arrangements, including part-time hours.

For a full description of the role and how to apply, visit our website.