Junior Lawyer - Department of Health

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Closing On: Friday, 15th November 2019
Category: Legal
Location: ACT
Job Type:
Contract
Education: Law Student

Job Description:

The department has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is reflected in its Vision statement:
 
Improving health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations.
 
The department aims to achieve its Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advice, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.
 
The Legal and Assurance Division includes the department’s internal legal practice and delivers legal and assurance services across the full spectrum of the department’s activities. The department’s lawyers work in an exciting, dynamic and intellectually challenging environment providing legal services including in areas of law such as administrative law, including merits and judicial review, legislative development, torts, employment law, information law, commercial law and corporate governance.
 
Legal and Assurance Division comprises the following branches:
• Royal Commission Legal Branch (legal);
• Advice and Legislation Branch (legal);
• Corporate, Commercial and Litigation Branch (legal); and
• Corporate Assurance Branch (non-legal).
 
The legal branches are the first point of contact for departmental staff requiring legal advice and assistance. These branches are responsible for providing support in relation to the Department’s response to the Royal commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and delivering a range of high quality, client focused legal services to Portfolio Ministers, the Executive and other senior officers of the department on a broad range of complex legislative, program and policy issues affecting the portfolio. The legal branches strategically manage legal risks to enable the department to deliver its strategic and corporate priorities and ultimately, its Vision.
 
How to Apply Information
If you would like to be considered for a non-ongoing entry level legal position at the department, you can do so by submitting a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV), along with a covering letter (maximum one page) outlining why you are interested in working at the department and your suitability for a legal role at the department. Your covering letter and CV should be submitted by email to: legalcareers@health.gov.au
 
The Department of Health (department) seeks expressions of interest from talented law graduates to fill non-ongoing entry level legal positions in it’s Legal and Assurance Division.  To be eligible, you must be an Australian Citizen and hold a tertiary degree in Law from an Australian tertiary institution, or a comparable overseas qualification which, in the option of the Secretary, is appropriate to the duties of the office

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