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Job Title : Legal Assistant

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Perth, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Legal Assistant

State Solicitor's Office

Salary: Level 2, PS CSA 2019 Agreement, $63,172 - $68,256 per annum

Position number: Pool Ref 021251

Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: Perth CBD

Closing date: 2021-06-21 4:30 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

Attachments: - job description form - legal assistant - level 2.pdf

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About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation, working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live.

The State Solicitor's Office is the longest standing legal office in Perth having been established 1838. Today the Office is highly regarded as a leading legal service provider offering a broad range of legal services to the West Australian State Government and Ministers, and to over 120 client departments, instrumentalities and statutory corporations.

Under the leadership of the State Solicitor, the Office:

  • Provides legal advice across a diverse array of matters affecting Government.
  • Conducts litigation in Courts of all jurisdictions.
  • Conducts government commercial matters including negotiating minor and major economic and social infrastructure projects.
  • Provides representation as counsel in courts and tribunals of all jurisdictions
  • Prepares a vast array of legal documents.
  • Works closely with Solicitor General of WA in relation to Constitutional matters.
  • Manages native title claims on behalf of the State.
  • The State Solicitor's Office also advises the Attorney General on legal matters, including those relating to law reform.

Centrally located in the Perth CBD, the State Solicitor's Office has a staff contingent of approximately 281, including 174 lawyers, 7 law graduates, 3 professional assistants and 97 administrative, research, paralegal and support staff.

About you

To be a good fit for this role you will require excellent communication skills, together with a high level of attention to detail, organisation skills, proven ability to work in a team environment and a demonstrated high standard of word processing and data entry skills.

It is essential that you have substantial hands on experience working in a legal environment as a legal secretary, law clerk, paralegal or similar.

Please note, this role does not meet the work placement requirements for a law graduate diploma in legal practice. Information on our Office's Law Graduate Program is available on the State Solicitor's pages on the Department of Justice website (www.justice.wa.gov.au) and further information can be obtained from Jenette Schoch on 9264 1005 or Brianna Marszal on 9264 1883.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:
  1. A covering letter of no more than two (2) pages demonstrating your:
    • Ability to work in a team environment, showing flexibility and willingness to assist others and;
    • The ability to work for several people and prioritise, organise and complete work within set timeframes.
  2. A current comprehensive CV that highlights:
    • your experience working in a legal environment in roles such as Legal Secretary, Law Clerk, Paralegal or similar and;
    • your suitability for this position in the context of the work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form.

Please include details of two current referees.

All remaining work-related requirements will be assessed at a later stage in the recruitment process.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the "Apply for Job" button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Pool Recruitment

This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the day after the breach of standard claim period closes. For more information on the breach of standard claims refer to the Public Sector Commission.

The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or fixed term position, however an appointment is not guaranteed. Applicants found suitable in this pool, may be considered for subsequent, similar vacancies at similar locations, with the Department of Justice for the duration of the pool.

Permanent, fixed term and full time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Currently, there are fixed term positions available for immediate filling from this pool.

Candidate Search

If required, we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and youth.

Further Information

If you would like further information regarding the position and/or vacancy please contact Alexia Christodoulakis, Assistant General Manager on (08) 9264 1877 for a confidential discussion.