Paralegal - NSW Department of Environment and Planning

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Closing On: Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About the Role:
At DPE, we are pro-actively creating recruitment pool for the Paralegal role for ongoing and temporary future opportunities. We are expecting number of vacancies coming up in the near future. If are not actively seeking any role but are considering future opportunities, apply now!!!

The Paralegal is responsible for providing timely and effective paralegal support to the legal teams to assist solicitors in carrying out work for clients.

  • We are looking for applicants with:
  • The ability to work collaboratively across a team and have the ability to grasp and develop technical skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent attention to detail and research skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Great communication and organisational skills.

An interest or experience in one or more the following areas:
- Planning and Environmental law;
- Property and Commercial law;
- Resources, Industry and/or Energy law;
- Litigation; and
- Administrative law or Policy making and the Legislative process

Agency Overview
The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change. Please click here for more about the department and our vision.

The Department’s Vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

Currently the Department of Planning and Environment is transitioning into a new Department of Planning, Industry and Environment which will take effect from 1 July 2019.​


Essential Requirements:
Relevant tertiary qualifications and / or demonstrated equivalent relevant experience.

To Apply:
Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
Attach your resume and a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page)
Complete all the questions in the online application.

If you believe you have the drive, passion and experience to add value please apply directly utilising the link provided.

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Good to know:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise 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 those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

The Wellness Program has been established to support and promote health and wellness in the workplace. We have partnered with Live Life Get Active who provide free outdoor fitness camps every day for interested employees!

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Justine Benfield @

You can also follow us on DPE LinkedIn and #LifeAtDPE on LinkedIn

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